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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Poosible. We are awful and have played no one.
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    It would be the most monumental upset in the history of the Iron Bowl. Despite the hype, there have only be three genuine upsets in this game post-1972. The 1984 game Auburn outsmarted themselves. 2001, Auburn was coming apart & this is not so big as it was then. And Fran mailed in the 2002 game.

    It's true that we were number 2 in 1989, but Auburn was 11 and it was the first time there. Hardly a major upset, even though it upset me.
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    This Auburn team is pretty horrendous. I say that with no relish (ok a little bit). However, both teams in the past have stepped up their game for the Iron Bowl in seasons where each was playing well below expectations and blasted the other, killing any title hopes for them. What's the liklihood of this happening?
    It's possible.
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatMarch View Post
    I thought that same thing the other day. I sat in BDS freezing to death knowing that I was going to watch us lose. Dubose had already been fired and I swear that *U did not even prepare for the game. Worst football game I have ever sat through.
    Yep,I was there too, till the bitter end. That game was definitely in two mules fighting over a turnip territory
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by rizolltizide View Post
    Poosible. We are awful and have played no one.
    Also we are not peaking when everyone else is. I will honestly be surprised if we score again this season
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    Also we are not peaking when everyone else is. I will honestly be surprised if we score again this season
    Come on now, it's not that bad is it?
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    Come on now, it's not that bad is it?
    Should have added . It's not easy typing on an iPad
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    This Auburn team is pretty horrendous. I say that with no relish (ok a little bit). However, both teams in the past have stepped up their game for the Iron Bowl in seasons where each was playing well below expectations and blasted the other, killing any title hopes for them. What's the liklihood of this happening? Does anyone know of a season where one team was down so much but somehow mustered enough pride and grit for the day to bring the other one down? Any occurrence that compares to 2-7 Auburn vs a 9-1 Bama team?

    If it happened, how would this affect the next year for you? I am a Bama fan through and through and nothing will ever change that but I have to admit it would be very soul crushing. I would avoid Barners for some time afterwards.

    People like to say this, a lot, but it really almost never happens.



    In the Iron Bowl, the better team almost always wins. Even in 1984 - which is probably the biggest "upset" the Iron Bowl has seen - it wasn't that big of an upset and the barn had no real Championship aspirations. They were 8-3 going into the game, having already lost to Miami, Texas, and Florida. And, yes, Bama was 4-6 heading into the game but the record alone is a bit misleading. We lost 4 of our first 5 games that year. The 6th game of the season is where we kind of turned it around, beating #11 Penn State. The two games we lost between then and the Iron Bowl, to Tennessee and LSU, were by a combined 3 points - 27-28 and 14-16, respectively. We were a much better football team at the end of the season than we were at the beginning.

    And in 1972, when the Barn beat Bama to virtually end Bama's shot at a National Championship, they were also 9-1 and a Top 10 team. Of course, even had Bama beaten the Barn, the chances of Bama being awarded a National Championship were slim as an undefeated USC team, which had been ranked #1 since the first week of the season, would most likely have been unanimously crowned as National Champions regardless of whether or not #2 Bama would have won the Iron Bowl.
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Bama will probably win....but any SEC team can beat any other SEC team on a given Saturday. I remember the 1993 LSU game. They stopped our 30 game undefeated streak...they had a losing record.
    Bama just needs to jump on Auburn early and often.
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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    There is no way that we upset you guys. No way.

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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTigers001 View Post
    There is no way that we upset you guys. No way.
    Hmmmmmmmmmm

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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    I just don't see it. That team is completely demoralized and mailed it in a long time ago. Will they come out hyped? Sure probably so, but one or two things go wrong for them and it is probably over.

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    Re: Auburn stepping up and beating Bama ... possibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Auburn could beat Alabama but it would take a horrendous performance on Alabama's part to oblige them. By horrendous, I mean one of the most absolutely sloppy, listless, and unmotivated performances in Alabama history...probably akin to the La-Monroe game in 2007. Fumbles in minus territory, multiple defensive lapses, misses in offensive line assignments. I try to respect every opponent - even Auburn - but this Auburn team could only win against a quality opponent if the other team served it up on silver platter for them. Alabama has motivation for the game though. It can't be a look-ahead game because it is needed to clinch the SECCG berth.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Auburn played with some fire and made it sloppy for awhile but Auburn is struggling in too many areas for Alabama not to find enough things to add up to more points than Auburn.
    This is all you need to know right here. We know this game is important because it's for the SECW. No way we are flat.

    It would take more Bama breakdowns that a 1970's Ford Pinto for the Barn to upset us!

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