The Tigers set several new records for Iron Bowl play, and school records as well.
Look at these numbers and be amazed that a team could lose a game. 630 yards total offense.
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It's inconceivable that a Gus Malzahn team would make 5 trips into the Red Zone, and come away with 5 FG's. Yet, that's exactly what happened.
Our Tigers fought the good fight. Much like the second half of the season, it just was not enough. There are many questions still unanswered, but this team did not give up. They never quit. Like the hard fighting soldiers we love and admire, they gave their all.
I can't give credit to Alabama as much as I think a lack of execution on Auburn's part is what cost them the win. Not taking anything away from Alabama, but Auburn exposed their defense. A more efficient offense will have a field day with the blueprint provided by Gus.
For now, I'll say how proud I am of this team. It's great to be an Auburn Tiger.