Tigers' defense will smother Tide
Auburn will face a difficult test from its bitter rival, but the Tigers will escape Tuscaloosa with their title hopes alive.
Who: Auburn (3) at Alabama
When: Sat., 3:30 ET (CBS)
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
However, the Tigers cannot afford to overlook Alabama. The Crimson Tide have played the spoiler before, as a 4-5 Alabama team beat a 7-2 Auburn team, 31-7, in 2001.
Alabama head coach Mike Shula is well aware that a win would make this a successful season, despite dropping four games. With the Tigers looking to prove they belong in the national championship game, Alabama would want nothing more than to end those hopes. Expect a physical and emotional game.
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