Observations: Alabama 42, Auburn 13
Missed opportunities, defensive mistakes and offensive ineffectiveness all came together for another lopsided road Iron Bowl loss for the Tigers.
RB Tank Bigsby (Crimson Tide Photo)
Iron Bowls in the Gus Malzahn era have gone either one of two ways.
Option 1: Auburn hangs in there with a highly ranked Alabama team for four quarters, executes better in important situations, takes advantage of some chaos and seals the deal late.
Option 2: Alabama wins by double-digits and never feels threatened for most of the game.
The 2020 edition was the latter. Auburn’s winning streak came to a sudden halt with a 42-13 loss to No. 1 Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
“The first half, we really didn't do anything in all three phases to create any kind of momentum,” Malzahn said. “… To beat a team like that on the road, you've got to make plays. We didn't do that. We didn't play our best. It's obvious, and I think (Alabama) played very well.”
In Malzahn’s three wins over Alabama, Auburn’s point differential was a +21. In his now five Iron Bowl losses, the differential is now -105.
Here are five observations from another all-too-familiar road game for t…