Alabama Football: Studs and duds in the 2020 Iron Bowl

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Alabama football had plenty of studs in the Iron Bowl.

We have seen Alabama football improve all season, but they looked like a complete team in the 2020 Iron Bowl. Looking for revenge against the Auburn Tigers, Alabama dominated on both sides of the ball. Mac Jones added to his Heisman campaign, and the defense stepped up against the dual-threat Bo Nix.

Alabama had a test against Auburn this Saturday, and their weekly report card shows that they aced it. However, who were the studs and duds for the Crimson Tide? Let’s take a look at what went right and wrong in this game.

Stud: DeVonta Smith

What do you want me to say? DeVonta Smith might have the best college career in Alabama football history by the time it is all said and done. He thrived once again against an SEC secondary.

Smitty has only gotten better since Jaylen Waddle went down with an injury. Despite other teams focusing solely on Smith, he has balled out each and every week this season. He added to his SEC record of career receiving touchdowns. Alabama really can’t ask for more from Smith as a representative of the university.

Stud: Tim Smith

Alabama has one of the deepest defensive lines in college football, and Tim Smith is a big reason why. He has seen more reps as a freshman each and every week, and he has done well with his opportunities. He disrupted the line of scrimmage consistently against the Auburn Tigers, and he poked a ball loose on a tackle. It did not lead to a fumble, but Smith did his part.