TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – One of college football’s greatest rivalries will add another chapter to its history when the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Auburn Tigers in the 87th Iron Bowl.
Both programs come to this game with a variety of storylines, both on and off the field. For Alabama, losses to Tennessee and LSU have all but knocked Nick Saban and company out of the college football playoff race, and with Will Anderson and Bryce Young considered two of the top picks in the next NFL draft, fans are excited to know whether the Iron Bowl will be the last time both players will wear Crimson and White.
For Auburn, the thoughts of the Tiger fan base came true when Bryan Harsin was relieved of his duties as head coach. Put in Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, who is taking over the program as caretaker coach and has sparked a resurgent spirit in the Plains. Wins over Texas A&M and Western Kentucky put the Tigers up 5-6, and there’s no doubt the Iron Bowl atmosphere will give both teams a little extra juice.
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- Several Alabama players took the field for individual warm-ups
- Trey Sanders is still listed on the Alabama depth chart. Khyree Jackson remains off the depth chart and roster, likely due to his suspension. Jahquez Robinson is listed behind Kool-Aid McKinstry
How to watch the iron bowl
who: Alabama (9-2, 5-2 SEC) vs. Auburn (5-6, 2-5 SEC)
When: 2:30 p.m. CT, Saturday
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Where: Bryant Denny Stadium
Live broadcast: fuboTV (start free trial)
radio: Crimson Tide Sports Network. Play-by-play Chris Stewart, analyst John Parker Wilson.
Series: Alabama leads, 48-37-1
Last meeting: The Alabama offensive was listless for nearly four quarters. But Bryce Young led the Crimson Tide on a 12-play 97-yard drive that was topped by a touchdown pass to Ja’Corey Brooks to tie the game at 10 with 24 seconds left. As noted, the game went into overtime for the first time in series history, and Alabama won in the fourth overtime when Young made a two-point conversion with Metchie to make it 24-22.
Last time, Alabama: The Crimson Tide got off to a slow start against Austin Peay with two first-half losses, eventually rolling over the overwhelmed FCS opponent 34-0 en route to their second shutout win of the season.
Last time, Auburn: The Tigers moved on from Harsin after their loss to Arkansas, and in William’s first game as interim head coach, Auburn lost to Mississippi State to extend his losing streak to five games. Now, the Tigers have won back-to-back games under Williams, including the 41-17 win over Western Kentucky on Senior Day at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
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