Observations: Alabama 24, Auburn 22 (4OT)
In one of the weirdest and wildest Iron Bowls ever, the Tigers once again had an opportunity to finish off a win — but dropped their fourth straight game.
QB T.J. Finley (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
There’s something about the Iron Bowl in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn entered Saturday winning the three of its last four home games against Alabama. In the last 20 years, only two of the ones played on the Plains had been lopsided Crimson Tide victories.
Pulling off some more magic in this Iron Bowl would have been one of the most difficult accomplishments yet for the program. Yet, there it was, up 10-0 on Alabama early in the fourth quarter.
But there’s something about the 2021 Auburn football team in November.
Then came a turnover, then a field goal. A late drive that could’ve killed the game simply didn’t. Alabama’s star-filled offense didn’t stay down forever. Auburn extended the game on several occasions after that, but it fell short in the first-ever overtime Iron Bowl — and one that ended in a 2-point conversion shootout.
Final score: Alabama 24, Auburn 22 (4OT). Another missed opportunity in a frustrating Year 1 that has featured ple…