Dubbed the "Iron Bowl of Gymnastics" Auburn hosted
arch rival Alabama on Valentines Day. Alabama had won this match 107
straight times. Auburn was ready though, and performed at a level not
seen on a team wide scale in years.
While they did not win, the Tigers set many season and career high marks.
"They had to be at their best to beat us, and they did it, but we were pretty darn good, too...
I look at it is we came in and we were ranked 12thand they were ranked
5th, and if we have Bri at the end we're within a couple of tenths of
them. I think it says a lot for our team. I think it says we're
under-ranked. Yeah, we didn't upend No. 5, but we take a lot of
confidence from it...
We were about as good as we can be.. We were hitting some
landings and getting pretty sharp on some stuff. I was pretty impressed,
and even with Bri's fall at the end, it was still one of the best
nights we've had in a couple of years." - Coach Jeff Graba via the AUfficial Auburn web site.