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    Auburn wins 28-27 in Iron Bowl classic

    Updated: November 30th, 2010
  • collegefootballbreakdown.com SEC analyst Phil Jacobson

    In earlier articles I wrote about how Auburn has this incredible will to win and to adapt to new situations. This was extraordinary in that respect. Alabama hit them with the kitchen sink and still they managed to shut Alabama down from late in the second quarter on for the remainder of the game and get a victory. Auburns’ defense looks like 10 true freshmen and Nick Fairley early, and in the second half they look like 11 juniors who are all talented enough to leave early for the NFL draft. Credit has to go to all the defensive coordinators that make in game changes on the d-line, in the secondary, and the linebacker corps, namely Tracy Rocker, Philip Lolley, Tommy Thigpen and Ted Roof.

    Emotion carried Alabama to a seemingly insurmountable lead but Auburn got a score late in the half cutting the lead to 24-7 and they were getting the ball to start the second half. What Alabama decided to do was shut down one aspect of Auburns’ game completely and that was the running game. Safeties and corners close to the line and they forced the running game inside. That worked until Cam Newton showed pretty quickly that he could beat them with the pass connecting on two TD passes cutting the lead to 24-14 and Alabama could feel the pressure from Auburns’ defense mounting. They were all over every receiver in the second half and Alabama had no answers never really threatening on their own. A punt that hit one of the Auburn Players in the leg led to their field goal in the second half. That was a field goal that kept Auburn within one score at 27-21 and there was no doubt they were in control. Auburn scored on a Cam Newton 7 yard pass to Lutzenkirchen and that was all she wrote. Now it’s South Carolina’s turn again.

    collegefootballbreakdown.com SEC analyst Phil Jacobson

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    John "JJBeatz" Jacobson is a handicapping analyst who covers the Big Ten, Sun Belt, MAC, Big East, Big 12 and Conference USA for www.collegefootballbreakdown.com. His nickname, "JJBeatz" was given to him by colleagues on Wall Street for his ability to make them money betting college football. JJBeatz is short for JJ beats the spread.

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