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Alabama gets their work in, ready for epic Iron Bowl

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No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0 SEC) remained undefeated by pounding overmatched FCS Chattanooga (8-4, 6-2 Southern) in Tuscaloosa 49-0.

Alabama should stay on top of the polls and the BCS standings without much question, which keeps them in position to return to the BCS Championship Game in January. their next contest though will be significantly more difficult than anything the Mocs could have dreamed of doing Saturday.

Alabama’s next game will be at Auburn, next week. The rival Tigers are off this week so they will be rested for the latest edition of the Iron Bowl. Auburn has lost just one game this season (at LSU) and has been on quite a roll of late. Auburn’s offense may be capable of taking advantage of any slow start by Alabama, but the Crimson Tide defense has come through with great performances more often than not. Texas A&M aside, most teams have had difficulty scoring on Alabama this season, but Auburn’s offense may be the second best Alabama will face this season (Texas A&M being the best, although Auburn beat the Aggies as well).

The winner of next week’s Iron Bowl will advance to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta the following week. A strong argument could be made that the winner of next week’s game, be it Alabama or Auburn, will be a likely entrant in the BCS Championship Game with an SEC Championship Game victory. For Alabama it is a given if they are 13-0. But Auburn at 12-1 would have a very strong case to be in the game as well regardless of what other teams may currently be ahead of them in the BCS rankings.

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9 Responses to “Alabama gets their work in, ready for epic Iron Bowl”
  1. cometkazie says: Nov 23, 2013 5:18 PM

    I can tell you if Auburn and Alabama met in the BCS championship game, I would hear the screams from Columbus all the way down here in Central Kentucky!

    Enough shtf a couple of years ago.

    Isn’t gonna happen again.

  2. blacknole08 says: Nov 23, 2013 5:37 PM

    I’m calling it: Auburn upsets Alabama next week.

  3. Anoesis says: Nov 23, 2013 5:57 PM

    “Alabama should stay on top of the polls and the BCS standings without much question…”

    Of course not. Exhibition games against non-Division I schools are never questioned by the media/coaches polls. They should be and they shouldn’t count in your win column, either.

    Never playing out-of-conference games away from home are never questioned, either. Strength of schedule in the equation can’t come soon enough.

  4. cometkazie says: Nov 23, 2013 6:06 PM

    Anoesis says:
    Nov 23, 2013 5:57 PM
    “Alabama should stay on top of the polls and the BCS standings without much question…”

    Of course not. Exhibition games against non-Division I schools are never questioned by the media/coaches polls. They should be and they shouldn’t count in your win column, either.

    Never playing out-of-conference games away from home are never questioned, either. Strength of schedule in the equation can’t come soon enough.
    +-+-+

    What does Cap’n Eddie have to say about all this?

  5. imaduffer says: Nov 23, 2013 7:12 PM

    Southern Mississippi is 0-11.

  6. Deb says: Nov 23, 2013 7:13 PM

    @Anoesis …

    Dude, I’ve got a lot of faults, but I’ve never been just a plain old bad sport. Must suck to be so bitter.

  7. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Nov 23, 2013 10:31 PM

    Wow, Alabama really challenged itself by bringing in such a powerhouse team to play

  8. snaxdsp says: Nov 24, 2013 8:09 AM

    I’m guessing Lighthouse of the Blind is on the schedule next year. Never seen a program that plays so many cupcakes! Smh

  9. southernpatriots says: Nov 28, 2013 10:45 AM

    Taking a little breather from our extensive Thanksgiving preparations of smoked meats and all the trimming, traditional and Cajun!

    I want to wish our two hosts for CFT, and all fellow posters, especially all Alabama and Auburn posters here on this blog…

    A Most Happy Thanksgiving!

    May we all reflect for at least a few moments on the many things we have to be thankful for.

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