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The Numbers Game: Iron Bowl Edition

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Gene Chizik could be coaching in his final Iron Bowl for Auburn after his team has struggled to win only three games in 2012. Nick Saban is looking for his 4th BCS Title since 2003.. (abc3340.com) Gene Chizik could be coaching in his final Iron Bowl for Auburn after his team has struggled to win only three games in 2012. Nick Saban is looking for his 4th BCS Title since 2003.. (abc3340.com)

65

Auburn and Alabama are meeting for the 65th consecutive year since 1948. Auburn trails the overall series against Alabama by a 34-41-1 record.

 

 

 

28

For the 28th time since 1980, at least one team is ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 entering the annual Iron Bowl.

Neither team was ranked in 1982, 1998 and 2003.

41

Alabama and Auburn did not play each other for 41 years, from 1908 through 1947, because the two schools couldn't agree on an umpire, number of players and daily expenses for the 1908 matchup.

38

The 2012 Alabama-Auburn game will be the 38th televised game in the series, dating back to the series' first televised game in 1964.

The Alabama-Auburn game is being televised for the 19th consecutive year.

31

Alabama is favored to win by 31 points on Saturday.

 

9

Alabama's longest winning streak in the Iron Bowl series is 9 games from 1973-1981. 

6

Auburn's longest winning streak in the Iron Bowl series is 6 games from 2002-2007.

7

Texas A&M's Johnny "Football" Manziel combined to score 7 touchdowns against Alabama (2) and Auburn (5) in 2012. 

The Crimson Tide defense has given up only 7 rushing touchdowns in 2012 and 7 different defenders have recorded at least one interception entering the 77th playing of the Iron Bowl.

Auburn has had at least one former player in 7 of the last eight Super Bowls and has won the SEC 7 times in school history. The Tigers are 7-1 in eight games played in Tuscaloosa.

In five of the last nine games in the series have been decided by 7 points or less.

 

1,775

Auburn quarterbacks Clint Moseley, Keihl Frazier and Jonathan Wallace have combined to throw for only 1,775 yards in 2012.

Alabama's AJ McCarron has thrown for 2,291.







Iron Bowl results since 1893:

YEAR        SCORE         SITE             DATE
1893: AU, 32-22 at Birmingham, AL Feb. 22
          AU, 40-16 at Montgomery, AL Nov. 30
1894: UA, 18-0 at Montgomery, AL Nov. 29
1895: AU, 48-0 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 23
1900: AU, 53-5 at Montgomery, AL Nov. 17
1901: AU, 17-0 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 15
1902: AU, 23-0 at Birmingham, AL Oct. 18
1903: UA, 18-6 at Montgomery, AL Oct. 23
1904: AU, 29-5 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 12
1905: UA, 30-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 18
1906: UA, 10-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 17
1907: Tie, 6-6 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 16
1948: UA, 55-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 4
1949: AU, 14-13 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 3
1950: UA, 34-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 2
1951: UA, 25-7 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1952: UA, 21-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1953: UA, 10-7 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 28
1954: AU, 28-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1955: AU, 26-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 26
1956: AU, 34-7 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1957: AU, 40-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 30
1958: AU, 14-8 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1959: UA, 10-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 28
1960: UA, 3-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 26
1961: UA, 34-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 2
1962: UA, 38-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1963: AU, 10-8 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 30
1964: UA, 21-14 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 26
1965: UA, 30-3 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1966: UA, 31-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 3
1967: UA, 7-3 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 2
1968: UA, 24-16 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 30
1969: AU, 49-26 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1970: AU, 33-28 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 28
1971: UA, 31-7 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1972: AU, 17-16 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 2
1973: UA, 35-0 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1974: UA, 17-13 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1975: UA, 28-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1976: UA, 38-7 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1977: UA, 48-21 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 26
1978: UA, 34-16 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 2
1979: UA, 25-18 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1980: UA, 34-18 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1981: UA, 28-17 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 28
1982: AU, 23-22 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1983: AU, 23-20 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 3
1984: UA, 17-15 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1985: UA, 25-23 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 30
1986: AU, 21-17 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 29
1987: AU, 10-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 27
1988: AU, 15-10 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 25
1989: AU, 30-20 at Auburn Dec. 2
1990: UA, 16-7 at Birmingham, AL Dec. 1
1991: UA, 13-6 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 30
1992: UA, 17-0 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 26
1993: AU, 22-14 at Auburn Nov. 20
1994: UA, 21-14 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 19
1995: AU, 31-27 at Auburn Nov. 18
1996: UA, 24-23 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 23
1997: AU, 18-17 at Auburn Nov. 22
1998: UA, 31-17 at Birmingham, AL Nov. 21
1999: UA, 28-17 at Auburn Nov. 20
2000: AU, 9-0 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 18
2001: UA, 31-7 at Auburn Nov. 17
2002: AU, 17-7 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 23
2003: AU, 28-23 at Auburn Nov. 22
2004: AU, 21-13 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 20
2005: AU, 28-18 at Auburn Nov. 19
2006: AU, 22-15 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 18
2007: AU, 17-10 at Auburn Nov. 24
2008: UA, 36-0 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 29
2009: UA, 26-21 at Auburn Nov. 27
2010: AU, 28-27 at Tuscaloosa Nov. 26
2011: UA, 42-14 at Auburn Nov. 26

at Auburn: AU leads, 7-4
at Tuscaloosa: AU leads, 7-1
at Neutral Sites: UA leads, 30-19-1 (6-1*)
at Birmingham, AL: UA leads, 28-17 (6-1*)
at Montgomery, AL: Tied, 2-2

* Birmingham games counted as neutral site until 1988
when ticket allocation changed.

 

 

 

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