Iron Bowl 80 Both of these teams have been playing football since the 1890s and they played each other until 1907. Then the series was suspended over per diem for the visiting team. They would not play for 41 years then at long last the Alabama general assembly, boosters and others got together and some say forcing the renewal of the series in 1949. It was played in Birmingham, hence the name Iron Bowl, until the 1980s, when Auburn insisted on a home and home series. Thatís where we stand today.
As with every game at this time of the year, it is truly a "survive and advance" scenario. Our team has played exceptionally well on the road this year, and I look for that to continue as we enter a very hostile environment . . . University of Alabama
"This game is different than most games," Malzahn said. "It's really pretty hard to predict . . . Opelika-Auburn News
One gadget play can turn the momentum of a game this crucial, no detail can be spared . . . Birmingham News
If Auburn can't get push up front to run, and enough protection of the quarterbacks, then it will be a long afternoon on the Plains for those in orange and blue . . . Huntsville Times
A strong early start could quiet Jordan-Hare and quell any hopes Auburn has at pulling off the big upset . . . Mobile Press-Register
A win against its hated rival, and Alabama locks up its spot in the SEC Championship against Florida . . . USA Today
We just got to keep him contained. We got to hit him early before he gets moving and do everything we can to contain him as a great back . . . Birmingham News
Arguably Auburn's top player, Lawson has 12 tackles, one sack and eight quarterback hurries in five games . . . Huntsville Times
They've got a new team. It's a new year. We're playing at home, which I think is very critical in this rivalry. We're just looking forward to Saturday . . . Mobile Press-Register
At some point, every Alabama player who was there in 2013 will remember what that day was like . . . Bleacher Report
No one doubts that if Bama defeats Auburn and Florida the Tide will be in the final four, no worse than first or second . . . Bama Magazine
Video: Auburn's offense faces a tough test against a physical Alabama defense in Saturday's Iron Bowl . . . Inside the Auburn Tigers
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