Auburn prepares to go to Tuscaloosa and face the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
The Iron Bowl is the closest rival in college sports, so these two teams don’t really like each other.
There is a lot of risk for the Tigers as they hope to make the all-important six games and flop.
Regardless of the rivalry, this talented Alabama team will find a way to beat this Auburn team.
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Will Anderson is an absolute passerby and will be in the top 5 of the NFL Draft this year. He’s had a slow year with just eight sacks, but the numbers he brought out last season are nothing short of amazing. We all know that Auburn’s offensive problems have been a problem this season. The Tigers seem better at protecting Robby Ashford lately, but they haven’t stopped someone like Anderson. If Anderson faces Ashford for the entire game, it’s not going to be a fun afternoon for Auburn fans.
Bryce Young is arguably the best quarterback in college football and there are numbers to back that up. Young throws 266 yards per game. His completion percentage is a breathtaking 63% and he has thrown 24 touchdowns. Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner loves the Iron Bowl and will find a way to knock out the Tigers in front of a home crowd. If the Tigers let Young throw the ball all over the place, it would be a tough game to win.
Jahmyr Gibbs is one of the best dueling running backs we’ve seen in college football in a long time. He is perfectly balanced as a runner and pass receiver. It strains the defense enormously. Gibbs missed last week’s game against Austin Peay with an injury, but he’s doing just fine for the Iron Bowl. If Gibbs ran over the Tigers, went into open space and caught passes, the Tigers would have a hard time dealing with the difficulty.
Alabama’s passing craze isn’t just about Anderson. They can attack you from different directions with different players. The Crimson Tide had 32 sacks on the season, meaning 24 of those came from someone other than Anderson. Had Ashford had his back during the game, the Tigers would have been unable to sustain the training sessions. Hopefully the game in progress will begin to clear Ashford and the offensive line. If Ashford is sacked during the game, the Tigers are unlikely to leave T-Town with a win.
It seems that almost every year the Iron Bowl is decided by an Alabama football player. Just think kick six or doink 2019. Well this season Alabama has a really good player. Will Reichard added 51 points and the score was 21-25 on the field.
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