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No. 5 Alabama (10-1, 6-1) at No. 15 Auburn (8-3, 4-3)
2:30 p.m. CST Saturday (CBS)
Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn
1 Defense in the nation has not allowed a gain of at least 50 yards this season. The longest play against the Alabama defense in 2019 is a 46-yard run by Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens on Nov. 16. The longest completion against the Crimson Tide in 2019 is a 44-yard gainer by New Mexico State on Sept. 7. They’re the only plays of 40-or-more yards against the Alabama defense this season. Every other team in the nation has given up at least four. Auburn’s offense has had five plays that have gained at least 50 yards and 11 plays that have gained at least 40 yards this season.
3 Games with at least one rushing TD and one receiving TD for Alabama RB Najee Harris this season after he scored on a 12-yard pass and a 3-yard run in the Crimson Tide’s 66-3 victory over Western Carolina last week. Harris is one of the four players in the nation with three such games in 2019, and Harris’ have come in Alabama’s past three outings. The other players are Washington State’s Max Borghi, Charlotte’s Ben LeMay and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor. Harris is the fifth player in the SEC with three such games in a season in this century, joining Florida’s Percy Harvin in 2008, Alabama’s Mark Ingram in 2009, Ole Miss’ Brandon Bolden in 2010 and Georgia’s Todd Gurley in 2013.
5 Victories without a loss for Auburn when carrying the lower Associated Press ranking for an Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium. In this week’s AP Poll, Alabama is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 16. No. 11 Auburn defeated No. 2 Alabama 30-20 in 1989, No. 21 Auburn defeated No. 17 Alabama 31-27 in 1995, No. 11 Auburn defeated No. 8 Alabama 28-18 in 2005, No. 4 Auburn defeated No. 1 Alabama 34-28 in 2013 and No. 6 Auburn defeated No. 1 Alabama 26-14 in 2017.
5 Common opponents were played by Alabama and Auburn this season. The Crimson Tide had a 233-119 scoring advantage in going 4-1. The Tigers had a 175-90 scoring advantage in going 4-1. Both teams defeated Arkansas, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M and lost to LSU.
6 Consecutive Iron Bowls have featured points in every quarter for the winning team. The most recent Alabama-Auburn game in which the winner didn’t get on the scoreboard in every period came in 2012, when the Crimson Tide did not score in the fourth period of its 49-0 victory.
6 Teams have not allowed an opponent to score at least 25 points in a game this season, including Auburn. The most points yielded in a game by the Tigers in 2019 are 23 — in a 56-23 victory over Mississippi State on Sept. 28 and a 23-20 loss to LSU on Oct. 26. The other teams that haven’t allowed an opponent to reach 25 points this season are Clemson, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio State and San Diego State. Alabama is one of the four teams in the nation that has scored at least 25 points in every game this season, along with Ohio State, Oklahoma and SMU. The Crimson Tide’s lowest-scoring game this season has been 35 points in a 22-point victory over Tennessee on Oct. 19. Alabama’s streak of 11 games with at least 35 points is the second-longest in SEC history, behind a 13-game streak by Texas A&M in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
7 Previous Alabama-Auburn games have been played on Nov. 30. The Tigers won in 1893, 1957, 1963 and 2013, and the Crimson Tide won in 1968, 1985 and 1991. Since Auburn defeated Alabama 40-0 in the 1957 game, the margins of victory in the Nov. 30 Iron Bowls have been two, eight, two, six and six points.
7.5 Sacks have been recorded by Auburn DE Marlon Davidson and Alabama LB Anfernee Jennings this season, tied with Kentucky DE Calvin Taylor Jr. for the most in the SEC. Davidson leads the SEC with 12.5 tackles for loss. Jennings is tied for second at 12 with Florida LB Jonathan Greenard.
8 Consecutive seasons have included zero or one loss for Alabama in SEC regular-season games. If the Crimson Tide defeats Auburn on Saturday to conclude the 2019 regular season with a 7-1 conference record, Alabama would become the first SEC program with nine straight seasons with no more than one conference loss in any of them. Alabama went undefeated in SEC play in 2016 and 2018 and, as in this season, had one conference loss in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Tennessee also posted eight straight seasons with zero or one conferences losses from 1938 through 1946. (The Volunteers did not field a team in 1943.) Tennessee did not lose a conference game in 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944 and 1946 and had one league loss in 1941, 1942 and 1945.
11 Consecutive seasons with the result of the Alabama game the same as the result of the Georgia game for Auburn. The Tigers defeated Georgia and Alabama in 2010, 2013 and 2017 and lost to Georgia and Alabama in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. In 2007, Auburn lost to Georgia 45-20, but defeated Alabama 17-10. Auburn lost to Georgia 21-14 on Nov. 16.
13 Iron Bowls since the winning team has been outscored in the fourth quarter. The Iron Bowl winner has had the most fourth-quarter points in 11 of the past 13 games, and in the other two games, neither team scored in the final period. In the 2005 Iron Bowl, Auburn did all its scoring in a 28-18 victory in the first half while Alabama scored eight points in the fourth quarter.
22 Previous Iron Bowls have featured two teams ranked in the AP poll. Auburn leads the series 13-9 when both teams are ranked. Alabama is ranked fifth and Auburn 16th in this week’s AP Poll.
23 Previous Auburn schedules since the Iron Bowl resumed in 1948 have had a game between the Tigers’ contests against Georgia and Alabama. In 12 of those 23 seasons, Auburn lost to Georgia, and, in each of those 12 seasons, the Tigers then lost to Alabama, too. Auburn lost to Georgia 21-14 on Nov. 16 before playing Samford on Nov. 23.
27 Percent of Alabama coach Nick Saban’s losses in SEC league games have been inflicted by Auburn. Saban has a 117-26 on-the-field record in SEC regular-season games in 18 years at LSU and Alabama for an .818 winning percentage, which is the best in the league’s history. Saban has a 10-7 record against Auburn.
46 Victories for Alabama, 36 victories for Auburn and one tie in the Tide-Tigers series. Auburn leads the series 9-5 in its home stadium. The average score of the game has been: Alabama 21, Auburn 16.
50 Passing yards are needed by Auburn QB Bo Nix to break the school freshman record of 2,242 established by Stan White in 1999. With 14 TD passes, Nix is tied with White’s freshman record. Nix passed White’s freshman record for completions last week by extending the mark to 185.
58 Rushing yards are needed by RB Najee Harris to record the 22nd 1,000-yard season in Alabama history. Harris enters Saturday’s game with 942 yards and 10 TDs on 158 rushing attempts. The Crimson Tide’s 1,000-yard rushers have been Johnny Musso in 1970 and 1971, Bobby Humphrey in 1986 and 1987, Siran Stacy in 1989, Sherman Williams in 1