The biggest day of the year in the state of Alabama has arrived. It is Iron Bowl week, and even with that embarrassing loss to New Mexico State, excitement is never lacking when Auburn football hosts Alabama.
Before the loss to the Aggies, Auburn seemed like it had begun to figure things out. The Tigers had strung together three straight victories, all over SEC opponents and all by fairly comfortable margins. The streak was capped by a 48-10 beatdown of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
The back half of this season has been wildly up and down, but unpredictability isn’t a new concept on the plains. There’s plenty of fans on both sides of the Iron Bowl who recognize that last week’s result doesn’t necessarily mean the Tigers won’t put up a fight against Alabama.
When Auburn is at home, anything is possible. Nick Saban has lost five Iron Bowls in his Alabama tenure, and four of those defeats occurred at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
College football fans debate what the best rivalry in the sport is, and it typically comes down to either the Iron Bowl or the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. While The Game is a fantastic feud, there isn’t a series in college football that matches Auburn-Alabama for unpredictability.
You never know what will happen in this game. Here’s three reasons why Auburn can do the unthinkable on Saturday.