Auburn is getting set to travel to Tuscaloosa on Friday (2:30 p.m., ET, CBS) to take on Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl.
Needless to say, this year's game carries more weight than many in recent memory. This is the first year that both teams have been ranked in the rivalry game since 2005.
Auburn has championship aspirations and is out to break a two-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide. Alabama is looking to stay in the running for a BCS game and finish the season undefeated at home.
Something has to give. It should be a fantastic SEC game. Here's a look at five keys to the game, if Auburn is to escape Bryant-Denny Stadium with a win.