2010 SEC games - No. 8 Auburn at Alabama

Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 11:48 p.m.

No. 8 Auburn at Alabama

When: Nov. 26.

Why it's must-see TV: The Iron Bowl is one of the greatest and most intense rivalries in all of sports. Auburn has made a quick turnaround under second-year coach Gene Chizik and the Tigers know they’re good enough to compete with their state rival after nearly upsetting the Tide at Auburn last season. Alabama, of course, enters the season as the No. 1 team in the nation and the Tide is hoping to win back-to-back national championships. That goal may or may not be attainable by the time these two teams meet in Tuscaloosa. Either way, the magnitude of this game is always the same in the state of Alabama - humongous.

All-time record: Alabama leads the series 40-33-1.

Recent history: Auburn, under Tommy Tuberville, won six games in a row in the series before Alabama snapped the streak with a win in 2008. The Tide has now won two in a row.

Quick hit: The first Iron Bowl was played way back in 1893 in Lakeview Park in Birmingham. Auburn, which was known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama at the time, won the game 32-22 before an estimated crowd of 5,000.

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