After an unpredictable and historic season in 2013, the Auburn Tigers have failed to reach the same heights in 2014. Alabama’s rival has lost three games this season, including a 34-7 loss to No. 15 Georgia two weeks ago.
Auburn has the ingredients to challenge Alabama, and in the Iron Bowl, anything could happen. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has installed a complex, high-speed offense built on misdirection with heavy doses of zone read by quarterback Nick Marshall. The Tigers have maintained one of the best rushing attacks in the nation, averaging 266 yards on the ground, good for ninth in the nation.