There’s a chance chaos will unfold when No. 3 Alabama enters rival territory to face Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game.
The Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 SEC) are coming off a 42-35 escape against Arkansas last week. They will be looking for a win over the Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) to boost their College Football Playoff hopes. They’ve won nine of the last 13 matchups in the series, including last year’s 42-13 victory in Tuscaloosa. However, Alabama has lost three of the last four meetings in Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Alabama’s offense will be led by Heisman Trophy contender Bryce Young. The quarterback ranks seventh in the FBS with 3,584 passing yards. His main passing target figures to be wide receiver Jameson Williams, who leads the Crimson Tide with 1,218 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. Running back Brian Robinson Jr. will look to dominate on the ground. He leads the team with 945 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.
Robinson will be challenged by a Tigers run defense that allows 177.2 rushing yards per game. Young can expect to face pressure from Eku Leota and Derick Hall, who lead Auburn with six sacks each.
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Auburn will turn to quarterback T.J. Finley as it tries to end a three-game losing streak. Finley will make his second start in place of Bo Nix, who is out for the season with an ankle injury. His top passing target will be wide receiver Shedrick Jackson, who leads the Tigers with 495 receiving yards. Running back Tank Bigsby will look to challenge the Crimson Tide defense on the ground. He leads Auburn with 940 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Bigsby will be tested by linebacker Henry To’oTo’o, who has 84 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble this season. Linebacker Will Anderson Jr. will bring the pressure against Finley; he leads the Crimson Tide with 13.5 sacks.
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Alabama vs. Auburn score
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4:35 p.m.: Finley throws consecutive incompletions to force the ninth punt of the game. The ball bounces into the end zone, allowing Auburn to start from the 20.
4:28 p.m.: Young is pushed out of bounds at the 36 on consecutive plays for a combined loss of four yards. Alabama punts to give Auburn possession from the 25.
4:24 p.m.: Young completes to Metchie III for 11 yards to give the Crimson Tide a first down at the Alabama 40.
4:20 p.m.: Dallas Turner sacks Finley for a loss of six yards, forcing the Tigers to punt from their own 25.
4:18 p.m.: Finley completes to Jackson for 10 yards at the Auburn 31.
First Quarter: Alabama 0, Auburn 0
4:12 p.m.: Auburn makes a stop on Robinson during third down, holding the Crimson Tide to punt from their own 39.
4:09 p.m.: Finley throws an incomplete pass then rushes four yards on third down. Auburn is forced to punt and gives Alabama the ball at their own 30.
4:07 p.m.: Finley completes to Shenker for 22 yards at the Auburn 30 for a first down.
4:03 p.m.: Robinson is brought down before the line of scrimmage for a loss of one yard. Alabama is forced to punt again and gives Auburn possession at the 12.
4:02 p.m.: Young fires a deep 34-yard pass to Williams and gives the Tide a first down at the Alabama 41.
4:00 p.m: Young is sacked by Moultry for a loss of eight yards at the 7.
3:56 p.m.: After Finley throws consecutive incompletions, the Tigers punt and give the Crimson Tide possession from their own 15.
3:52 p.m.: Finley connects with Jackson for nine yards to allow a first down from the 46.
3:48 p.m.: Finley completes to Johnson for seven yards and gives the Tigers a first down at the 36.
3:44 p.m.: Bigsby makes a seven-yard rush to the Auburn 10.
3:40 p.m.: Young fires two incomplete passes and Robinson rushes for no gain on the drive. Alabama punts and gives Auburn possession at their own 2.
3:38 p.m.: Auburn punts after the sack on third down, Alabama makes a fair catch at the 48.
3:34 p.m.: Bigsby is brought down by Anderson Jr. at the 3 during the first passing play of the game.
3:30 p.m.: Alabama wins the coin toss and elects to defer. Auburn will start with the ball from the 13.
What channel is Alabama vs. Auburn on today?
- TV channel: CBS
- Live stream: CBS Sports App, fuboTV
The Iron Bowl meeting between Alabama and Auburn will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson will call the game from the booth while Jamie Erdahl will report from the sidelines. You can also stream the game live on Paramount+ or with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial .
Alabama vs. Auburn start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 27
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Alabama vs. Auburn will kick off shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
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Alabama schedule 2021
|vs. No. 14 Miami (Atlanta)||Sept. 4||Alabama 44, Miami 13|
|vs. Mercer||Sept. 11||Alabama 48, Mercer 14|
|at No. 11 Florida||Sept. 18||Alabama 31, Florida 29|
|vs. Southern Miss||Sept. 25||Alabama 63, Southern Miss 14|
|vs. No. 12 Ole Miss||Oct. 2||Alabama 42, Ole Miss 21|
|at Texas A&M||Oct. 9||Texas A&M 41, Alabama 38|
|at Mississippi State||Oct. 16||Alabama 49, Mississippi State 9|
|vs. Tennessee||Oct. 23||Alabama 52, Tennessee 24|
|vs. LSU||Nov. 6||Alabama 20, LSU 14|
|vs. New Mexico State||Nov. 13||Alabama 59, New Mexico State 3|
|vs. No. 21 Arkansas||Nov. 20||Alabama 42, Arkansas 35|
|at Auburn||Nov. 27||TBD|
Auburn schedule 2021
|vs. Akron||Sept. 4||Auburn 60, Akron 10|
|vs. Alabama State||Sept. 11||Auburn 62, Alabama State 0|
|at No. 10 Penn State||Sept. 18||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|vs. Georgia State||Sept. 25||Auburn 34, Georgia State 24|
|at LSU||Oct. 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|at No. 2 Georgia||Oct. 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|at No. 17 Arkansas||Oct. 16||Auburn 38, Arkansas 23|
|vs. No. 10 Ole Miss||Oct. 30||Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20|
|at No. 14 Texas A&M||Nov. 6||Texas A&M 20, Auburn 3|
|vs. Mississippi State||Nov. 13||Mississippi State 43, Auburn 34|
|at South Carolina||Nov. 20||South Carolina 21, Auburn 17|
|vs. No. 2 Alabama||Nov. 26||TBD|