Alabama football is hosting Auburn for the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide is looking to end the regular season with a win over the Tigers in an effort to make a high-level bowl game. Alabama finished second in the SEC West to LSU after defeating the Ole Miss Rebels 30-24.
Auburn, on the other hand, is looking to finish what was started last season and execute the upset over Alabama. The Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide 24-22 in overtime during last year's Iron Bowl game. A win will give Auburn bowl eligibility, but the Tigers may still get a bowl game even with a loss.
Will Alabama take care of business in the Iron Bowl? Here's what our experts had to say.
Nick Kelly, Alabama beat reporter
Alabama 27, Auburn 10: It could very well end up closer than this considering it's the Iron Bowl, but on paper, the Crimson Tide should win by a couple touchdowns. If this is Young's last game in an Alabama uniform, he won't want to end on a lackluster performance.
Richard Silva, Auburn beat reporter
Alabama 17, Auburn 13: The talent disparity is simply too large to not pick the Crimson Tide, but the Tigers can keep this thing close, especially if they rally around interim head coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams and play inspired. I anticipate a game similar to last season's Iron Bowl, a defensive duel that goes down to the wire.
Tommy Deas, sports editor
Alabama 31, Auburn 21: Auburn doesn’t win in Tuscaloosa, or hasn’t for a long time. The best team usually wins this one, and even though Alabama isn’t up to the highest standards of the Nick Saban dynasty this season it’s still a far cry better than Auburn. The Tigers will play hard for Cadillac Williams, but Alabama will play better.
Chase Goodbread, sports columnist
Alabama 27, Auburn 20: Alabama's edge at the quarterback position is sizeable in this one, and that's what will ultimately get the Crimson Tide home. Auburn's running game, particularly when you factor in athletic quarterback Robby Ashford, is likely to give Alabama's defense problems, which will keep this one close.
Blake Toppmeyer, SEC columnist
Alabama 38, Auburn 21: Cadillac Williams will have his players fired up as they seek one more win for bowl eligibility, but they’ll miss having the Jordan-Hare Stadium crowd at their sails. Auburn will hang around early before fading, as Bryce Young takes a final bow with one more dazzling performance before heading to the NFL.
John Adams, senior sports columnist
Alabama 34, Auburn 10: This is the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Iron Bowl in which the Tigers scored two touchdowns on blocked punts to upset the Tide 17-16. The game was appropriately nicknamed “Punt Bama Punt.”
Although Alabama’s current team has lost only twice, it likely will be remembered for too many penalties, too many dropped passes, and two last-second losses.
But even if Auburn blocks two punts for touchdowns, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young still will find a way to win the game – just like he did last season.
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