It’s the day after the Iron Bowl
And all through the state
Not one Auburn fan was stirring.
Not even Ben Tate.
So Chizik is gone
And their season is over
Bama still has Georgia
And possibly that team with four-leaf clovers
Ok, the last line was a bit of a stretch. I’m a blogger, not a poet. Let’s hit the stat book once more as we take a look at the Iron Bowl. Auburn fans might want to avert their eyes as these stats may cause nausea, sickness, blue and orange blood and a sudden urge to wave a towel in a Trooper Taylor-like fashion.
729 Days, 11 Minutes, 55 seconds
That is how long it has been since Auburn last scored a offensive touchdown vs the Alabama defense. The 14 points they scored in the 2011 came off a fumble in the end zone and an 83-yard kick return. That means the last time Auburn scored against Alabama was with Cam Newton in 2010 when he completed a comeback down 17 to win 28-27.
That’s the score of the games against Auburn and Western Carolina. You didn’t have to do a double take to figure out the 49-0 shutout was the exact same score from last week. In fact, the 42-0 halftime score was also the same exact halftime score as last week as well. That’s scary and slightly creepy, but its not even the scariest stat…
Seem familiar? That’s the number of yards Auburn had on offense against Alabama. Yep, that is also the exact number of yards the 1-10 FCS Western Carolina Catamounts had against Alabama a week ago. Coincidence? Apparently, a 3-9 Auburn team is the mathematical equivalent of a 1-10 FCS team. Bizarre.
That’s the number of consecutive drives that Alabama scored touchdowns against Auburn. This ended when Kenyan Drake fumbled the ball mid-third. This is also the total number of first downs that Auburn had on offense, who went 4-12 on 3rd down.
That’s the number of years that it had been since an Iron Bowl game was this lopsided. That would take you all the way back to 1948, when Alabama put on 55 and gave up nothing against Auburn, which is the biggest shutout in Iron Bowl history.
Irrelevant Stat of the Night: 4
It’s not entirely irrelevant, but now that the regular season is in the books, it’s a good note: Alabama has shut out 4 opponents this season (Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Western Carolina, Auburn), the most since 1979 when they shut out 5 opponents, two of which were SEC teams (Vandy and LSU).
Compared to Auburn: A Head Coach
As announced this afternoon, Gene Chizik has been let go at Auburn. That means 4 SEC teams will be looking for coaches in the offseason. Five teams have gotten 10+ wins this season. This is the SEC: Win or else.
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