Auburn Tigers Vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Some Quick Facts

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Auburn Tigers Vs. Alabama Crimson Tide: Some Quick Facts
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Last year Auburn almost put an end to Alabama's National Championship hopes.

The most anticipated college football game this weekend is Alabama vs. Auburn. 

Anytime national title implications are at hand, it’s always a big game. But when national title implications are at hand in a bitter rivalry, the magnitude of the game is increased exponentially. 

Last year, Auburn had a chance to derail Alabama’s national championship season but fell short 21-26. This year, Alabama looks to put a scare in Auburn’s title chances. 

Needless to say, this year’s Iron Bowl is going to be a lot of fun to watch.

Here are some interesting facts I researched in anticipation of the game:

It’s the first time since 2005 that both Alabama and Auburn enter the game ranked in the AP Poll. It’s the 17th time all-time that both teams come into the Iron Bowl ranked.  In such meetings, the team with the higher ranking has a record of 8-8.

Alabama is 7-1 when entering the Iron Bowl as defending National Champions. Their only loss was in 1993, when Auburn beat the Tide 22-14.

Auburn has a record of 6-1 vs. Alabama in Tuscaloosa going back to 1893 and a record of 4-1 since 2000.

Auburn has a record of 4-2 (since 1948) in the Iron Bowl when they come into the game undefeated. The Tigers lost to undefeated Alabama teams in 1971 and 1994.

Five out of the last 7 Iron Bowls have been decided by one possession or less.

From 2001-2008 the first team to score a TD went on to win the game.

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