Can Auburn take it to the Tide?
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War Eagle, everybody! Today is the Iron Bowl! The Alabama Crimson Tide visits Jordan-Hare Stadium in what is always the biggest college football game of the year. This one is for a year of braggin’ rights. The game will be nationally televised on CBS, and it kicks off at 2:30 PM Central Time.
There is a lot at stake in this game for the Crimson Tide. They stand at 6 – 1 in the SEC and will clinch the SEC Western Division title and a berth in the SEC championship game should they win on the road at Auburn. If Alabama drops this game, then Ole Miss can catch them with a win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss would win the tie-breaker by virtue of having beaten the Tide in Tuscaloosa back in September.
For Auburn, this game represents a chance for the Tigers to play their best football of the year and knock off their biggest rival. The Tigers clinched bowl eligibility last weekend, and in practice the difference between a 7 – 5 final record and a 6 – 6 one will mean little in the pecking order.
One could not ask for more perfect November weather for this game. The temps should soar up into the upper 70’s with little wind and no chance of rain. It will feel a lot more like May than November.
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I’ll be here this afternoon with a play by play, and some fired-up commentary. This is what it’s all about, folks! Beating the Tide! War Eagle, and let’s give it all we’ve got!
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