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Friday, November 29, 2013

The Iron Bowl of The Ages

We are only one day away from kickoff. #1 and undefeated Alabama come into Jordan-Hare to play the #4 Tigers in what will be a game to remember. It really doesn't matter what happens. Auburn blows out Alabama... memorable. Alabama blows out Auburn... forgettable. If it ends up being a field goal winner, both sides will always remember what they witnessed on Novemeber 30, 2013. Auburn comes in at a 10.5 point underdog, but have a lot to prove in the last regular game of the year. 

Keys For Auburn:

Nick Marshall- Nick needs to have a tremendous game on the ground AND through the air. Alabama's possible only week spot on defense is their secondary. If Marshall can open up the passing game, Auburn's running game should be able to succeed like normal.

Defensive Line- If Dee Ford and the crew can get in the back field and hit AJ on multiple occasions. The likelihood Auburn pulls of the upset goes up drastically.


Keys For Alabama:

Offensive Line- If Alabama's Line can with stand up to the challenge of Auburn's pass rush and give AJ time to throw Auburn will be in trouble. 

Stoping the Run- Auburn is 2nd in the nation for a reason. With multiple options on offense, Alabama has to be fast and smart. Play their position and they have a chance to keep the running game where they want them.

Predictions:

A Bammer Perspective- Auburn doesn't have a bad defense, but the "Bend, Don't Break" will break. A close half, but Bama pulls away and steps up in the second half.

Alabama 42-24

My Prediction- The game will come down to the 4th QTR. I think Alabama scores 28 points. Auburn has topped 30+ point on SEVERAL different occasions this year and with this offense, is almost unstoppable. LSU beat Auburn in the first few QTRs, but since then Auburn has rolled through the season. Auburn comes off of a bye week. Plays into Auburn's favor. Auburn hasn't had to open the playbook because if the dominance on the ground. Auburn's favor. Jordan-Hare. Enough said. Auburn's favor. The last time Auburn had a bye week before Alabama? 2010. That game ended well for us and "The Cam-Back" is etched in history. Alabama has NEVER beaten an Auburn team that scores 30 or more points. 

 Auburn 38-31


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