This is my response article to the "Statistics to Remember..." article I wrote pre-Auburn.
This will be an article set you see before and after every game except the season opener from now on, assuming I make the cut to be an Alabama Featured Columnist. (I won't write the set about the season opener, because we will always set the minimum/maximum records for the first team we play.)
The 76th Iron Bowl, for the fourth year in a row, featured a team with national championship hopes looking to make its mark against its rival.
In this game, we didn't necessarily need "style points," but they definitely could have helped. Style points would set 'Bama up for the BCS National Championship Game. If we didn't get those points, an OSU victory in the Bedlam game this Saturday would have a good chance of putting OSU in the title game against LSU instead of us.
With the style points we did get, the Bedlam outcome may not even matter, unless it's an OSU blowout of OU. Only time will tell if that is the case, but this article will highlight the ways we affected Auburn and how we got those style points.
Here are the eight statistics, and some information as to why we did or didn't make a new mark on Auburn's record in the process.