The 11-1 (7-1 SEC) No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide visited Jordan-Hare Stadium today and walked away with a victory in the 76th annual Iron Bowl. The 7-5 (4-4 SEC) No. 24 Auburn Tigers were unable to create enough plays to take the game away from the Tide.
While the Tigers were unable to make plays this year against the Tide, the Tigers look to have an edge next season in a number of areas. For the third season in a row, the Iron Bowl held national title implications. With the talent that returns for both teams next year, there will be a chance for the game to produce a fourth title opponent in 2012 as well.
Look for the Iron Bowl to continue to produce quality football well into the future as these two teams continue to recruit well and are building very good futures with their football programs.
Looking ahead to 2012, here are six reasons why the Tigers will win the Iron Bowl in 2012.