GAME BLOG: Auburn wins 84th Iron Bowl

Iron Bowl 2019

AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — Auburn won the 84th Iron Bowl, 48-45. CLICK HERE for a game recap.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn addressed media following the game.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks after losing the 84th Iron Bowl.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaks after winning the 84th Iron Bowl.

Auburn fans flocked to Toomer’s Corner to roll the oaks with toilet paper, a notable celebratory tradition dating back to the 1990s.

Auburn fans roll the oak trees at Toomer’s Corner with toilet paper, one of the nation’s top-recognized sports traditions.

GAME BLOG

(0:00 – 4th) Auburn wins the Iron Bowl, 48-45.

(8:08 – 4th) Shivers with the 11 yard touchdown. Auburn answers back (again) TD + 2-pt conversion! Alabama 45, Auburn 48.

(13:44 – 4th) I mean- is there anything left to say in this game?!?!? Jaylen Waddle 4 TDs now. Obviously the feeling is now “last team with the ball wins.” — Chris Breece

(0:49 – 3rd) 40-38, Auburn takes back the lead with a field goal.

(4:57 – 3rd) Iron Bowl going in full blown WTF mode after an Auburn pick six…again. Mac Jones comes back as if it never happened (twice). Alabama up 38-37. — Chris Breece

(6:31 – 3rd) PICK 6! Mac Jones pass intercepted for a TD Zakoby McClain return for 100 yards for a TD! 36-31, Tigers take the lead.

(11:49 – 3rd) It may not have been a TD drive- but Auburn got what they needed on that transition. Start with a 3 and out, then get points. Alabama 31, Auburn 30. — Chris Breece

(0:00 – 2nd) Halftime 31-27: No matter who you root for- Alabama just got screwed out of 3 points. Because they stopped the clock for review it gave Auburn a chance to run up and get set. There would have been no chance to do that if they let the play go. — Chris Breece

(0:01 – 2nd) At the half, Alabama 31, Auburn 24: Honest question (I know there was a KR TD) but if Tua was playing, how many points would you have guessed Alabama would have at the half? Against a defense whose most points they gave up all year was 24. –– Chris Breece

(1:06 – 2nd) Neither Auburn nor Alabama are letting their foot off the gas! Nix’s pass is complete to Sal Cannella for 14 yards for a Touchdown! 24-24, TIED!

(4:12 – 2nd) Bama makes a play on the fumble recovery. Mac Jones pass complete to Henry Ruggs III for 3 yards for a TD.

(5:22 – 2nd) Jaylen Waddle KR for TD: And just like that- why is the Iron Bowl awesome? Just like what AUBURN needed to help their offense- Alabama gets something to help THEIR offense. — Chris Breece

Smoke Monday picks off Mac Jones and returns it for touchdown. Auburn leads Alabama, 17-10. First “bad decision” we’ve really seen Jones make today… he’s been seemingly calm and depending on his play makers to this point. — Simone Eli

(5:36 – 2nd) Smoke Monday INT for TD: If the Auburn offense needed ANY help at all- that was the one thing they could have asked most for. What a turn of events. — Chris Breece

(7:04 – 2nd) 7 min left in 2nd; Even though Auburn punts – Nix made some nice plays, which should be encouraging

(10:16 – 2nd) Touchdown Alabama 10-7. We knew the key for the Tide would be redzone trips and getting 6 points, not 3. — Chris Breece

Najee Harris finds the end zone and now has 91 yards rushing on the day. — Simone Eli

(0:00 – 1st) End of the 1st quarter-one thing is clear. This game will go down to the final few possessions. — Chris Breece

(2:07 – 1st) That’s a Gus Malzahn offense, right there. Get the QB to be a threat with his legs. Bo Nix does exactly that. 7-3 Auburn. — Chris Breece

(3:05 – 1st) Big punt return by Christian Tutt is exactly what Auburn needs to score points with an inexperienced offense. They need to convert this drive, though. — Chris Breece

(5:30 – 1st) Mac Jones took a HIT after that run for first down. Derrick Brown had a couple words for him afterwards. Jones won’t forget that one for a minute… — Simone Eli

(6:57 – 1st) Nothing comes from Auburn’s second offensive drive. Alabama defense getting good pressure on Bo Nix, forcing him out of the pocket. — Simone Eli

Both teams very even so far. Both drive down the field but stall a drive. In for a dog fight. — Chris Breece

(8:27 – 1st) Auburn defense “bend don’t break” on the first Alabama offensive drive…. Najee Harris running like a GROWN MAN early. Tide up 3-0. — Simone Eli

(10:54 – 1st) AUBURN Penalty, Substitution Infraction (5 Yards) to the Alab 46 for a 1ST down

(14:55 – 1st) Bo Nix completes pass for 13 yards to Anthony Schwarz, who fumbles — recovered by Aub Shedrick Jackson for a 1st down


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