The Auburn Tigers will head into Saturday’s edition of the Iron Bowl as big underdogs. Few expect the Tigers to be able to stop the Crimson Tide, who are likely to head to the BCS Championship Game with a victory.
Despite the low expectations for Auburn’s chances, as we’ve seen this year, nothing is guaranteed in college football. Five of the last eight games in the series have been decided by seven points or less, so expect a close game on Saturday even though Alabama seems to have a decided advantage.
If Auburn is going to upset Alabama, it will need to play its best game of the season. Auburn will need to be nearly perfect on both sides of the ball against perhaps the nation’s best defense and college football’s top running back.
Here are five Auburn players who will need to come through for the Tigers to win their second straight Iron Bowl.