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The Iron Bowl

Nick Saban (L) chats with Gene Chizik (R) before the 2009 Iron Bowl. Alabama won 26-21. (The Huntsville Times / Robin Conn)

Alabama and Auburn meet for the 75th time on Friday in the annual “Iron Bowl”.

Before I dive into the actual game itself, I’ll give you a few quick facts about the Iron Bowl.

The series was moved from a neutral site in 1989 where Alabama traveled to Auburn for the first time in the series’ history. Alabama was undefeated and ranked second in the country, but Auburn would win the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan-Hare Stadium 30-20.

Alabama continued to play its “home” games at Legion Field until the year 2000 when it officially moved their home games to Tuscaloosa. The two teams had met before in Tuscaloosa in 1895 and 1901. Auburn won both games by a combined score of 65-0.

Auburn has dominated the series outside of neutral sites, winning 13 of 17 games (7-3 at Jordan-Hare, 6-1 at Bryant-Denny). However, Nick Saban is 1-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Iron Bowl. Alabama dominated the series at Legion Field with a 32-15 record. Overall, Alabama leads the series at 40-33-1 and the lone tie occurred in 1907. Continue reading

My Insane and Bold Prediction of the Week

Every week, I’ll make a crazy but somewhat legitimate prediction for an upset in the college football world.

Last week, I picked Northwestern over Michigan State and the Insane and Bold Prediction nearly came away with an upset two weeks in a row. Michigan State shut Northwestern down late in the game and surged from behind to win 35-27.

NC State “upset” Florida State last night, but that’s hardly a big upset. Florida State was ranked a bit too high at #16 and the Wolfpack are now in good position to win the ACC Atlantic Division. I”m sure NC State will be ranked next week.

Moving along. Here’s this week’s upset special:

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College Football Preview: Week 4

Each week, I’ll do my best to make a few predictions and follow-up on some of the interesting happenings around college football.

Week 4 is upon us and I think this week is going to answer questions a lot of us have. I think we’re going to be able to separate the good 3-0 teams from the not so good 3-0 teams. It should be a fun Saturday.

Before we get to Saturday, though, there are a few interesting match ups tonight and tomorrow. Continue reading