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Alabama's Red Zone Performance the Difference in Iron Bowl Win Over Auburn

Tide executed when it mattered the most
Alabama's Red Zone Performance the Difference in Iron Bowl Win Over Auburn

There’s one simple stat that tells the story of Alabama’s 55–44 Iron Bowl victory. And at first glance, it appears that Auburn did quite well executing its offense in the red zone. After, all the Tigers scored on seven of their eight trips inside the Alabama 20-yard line. But five of those seven scores ended in field goals, including four of fewer than 25 yards. Auburn had seven possessions that went 60 yards or more — an amazing feat against the Alabama defense — but only two of those seven ended with a touchdown.

 

South Carolina travels to The Plains to take on Auburn

South Carolina and Auburn fans looking to take the next step in their game-watching experience will be able to do so this week for South Carolina-Auburn on Talk Back. Former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia and former Auburn wide receiver Ben Obomanu will take your questions, comments and smack talk live during the game at www.att.com/talkback

 

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Auburn has dominated this series over the years, with a 9–1–1 all-time record against the Gamecocks

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SEC 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Auburn's Mason and Malzahn lead the honorees
SEC 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

The 2013 season was one of the most unpredictable we have seen in the SEC in quite some time. The two teams that met in the league title game — Auburn and Missouri — combined to record a 2–14 record in conference play last season. Florida, which went 11–2 last season, lost its last seven games and finished with the program’s first losing record since 1979. And Texas A&M, a preseason top-five team in many polls, only managed to win four SEC games in what figures to be Johnny Manziel’s last season in College Station.

2013 SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Auburn vs. Missouri

Winner keeps national title hopes alive
2013 SEC Championship Preview and Prediction: Auburn vs. Missouri

It’s fair to say that back in the preseason no one predicted these two teams — who went a combined 2–14 in the league in 2012 — to meet in the SEC Championship Game. Auburn completed the unlikely worst-to-first journey with a stunning win over Alabama last Saturday afternoon. The Tigers were outgained by more than 100 yards and did not force a turnover yet somehow found a way to beat the No. 1 team in the nation.

Amazing College Football Stats about the SEC Championship Teams

Auburn meets Mizzou for league supremacy
Amazing College Football Stats about the SEC Championship Game

True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers for the two teams in the SEC title game, Auburn and Missouri.

SEC Week 14 Awards and Power Rankings

Auburn stuns Alabama in epic Iron Bowl
SEC Week 14 Awards and Power Rankings

The Iron Bowl highlighted one of the wildest weeks in recent college football history. Auburn’s unlikely win is the obviously headliner, but there were other intriguing games in the SEC.

SEC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

Georgia visits Auburn in key East vs. West clash
SEC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

The biggest game of the weekend in the SEC will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where Auburn hosts Georgia. It’s possible (but not likely) that these two teams could meet up next month in the SEC Championship Game. Elsewhere, South Carolina hosts the struggling Florida Gators; Vanderbilt hopes to become bowl-eligible with a win over Kentucky; and Alabama heads to Starkville to play Mississippi State.

SEC Week 10 Previews and Predictions

Pride on the line in Jacksonville
SEC 2013 Week 10 Preview and Predictions

The Week 10 SEC slate is highlighted by the annual Florida-Georgia showdown in Jacksonville. Both teams have struggled in recent weeks — due in large part to injuries — but this game is still very important to both programs.

SEC Week 8 Recap and Awards

Auburn's win at A&M part of a crazy day in the SEC

It was one of the craziest weeks in years in the SEC. The favorite lost in five of the six league games, with only Alabama holding serve with a 52-0 win over Arkansas. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt beat Georgia in Nashville, Auburn stunned Texas A&M in College Station, Tennessee rallied to defeat South Carolina in Knoxville, and Ole Miss topped LSU with a late field goal in Oxford.

SEC Week 8 Recap and Awards

Auburn gets defensive

Tigers' win in Columbia headlines SEC notebook
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<p> Auburn's win at South Carolina headlines Week 5 SEC Notebook</p>

By Mitch Light

The Auburn Tigers averaged 41.3 points in their first 25 victories of the Gus Malzahn era. But in the 26th win — arguably one of the most unlikely — the Tigers scored only 16 points and managed only 358 yards despite running a season-high — by 29 snaps — 92 offensive plays. Still, despite those offensive struggles, Auburn found a way to get it done, edging South Carolina 16–13 in Columbia for a precious SEC road win.