Alabama Tops Auburn in Record Setting Iron Bowl, 55-44
The No. 1 ranked Alabama football team came back strong to beat a tough Auburn squad Saturday night, 55-44, in front of a capacity crowd of 101,821 in Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Crimson Tide’s last regular-season contest. The 99 points and 1,169 combined offense were both Iron Bowl records.
Alabama goes to 11-1-0 on the season while the Tigers drops to 8-4-0.
Junior wide receiver Amari Cooper tied his own school record with 224 receiving yards on 13 catches to go with three touchdowns. On Senior Night, fifth-year senior quarterback Blake Sims overcame three interceptions to go 20 of 27 for 312 yards, four passing touchdowns and a rushing score. Junior T.J. Yeldon shouldered the scoring responsibility early, running for two of the Tide’s first three touchdowns and finished the game with 127 rushing yards on 19 carries. Seniors Trey DePriest and Nick Perry led the Tide defense with 14 and 13 tackles, respectively.
Alabama, which clinched at least a share of the Southeastern Conference Western Division Championship prior to the game when Ole Miss beat Mississippi State, will play Missouri this Saturday in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.