Auburn hosts ESPN College Football GameDay for the 76th Iron Bowl against No. 2 Alabama. It is the seventh time GameDay has visited Auburn and the second time for the Iron Bowl. Overall, it is GameDay's fourth on-site visit to the Iron Bowl.
AUBURN HEADLINES: Auburn trails the overall series against Alabama with a 34-40-1 record. The Tigers have gone 7-3 against Alabama in the last 10 meetings and 11-9 in the last 20 meetings. Five of the last eight games in the series have been decided by seven points or less and 19 of the last 23 meetings have been decided by 10 points or less. The Tigers are 4-2 when ESPN GameDay visits Auburn and 7-5 when playing on-site for GameDay. The Tigers have won 14 consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is tied for the fifth longest win streak at the stadium in program history. It is the longest streak since AU won 16 straight from 1988-90. Fifty-one of Auburn's 79 scholarship players (65 percent) are underclassmen. Auburn's four losses this season have come on the road against teams currently ranked in the top 20 of the BCS standings. Auburn has the second toughest schedule in the nation based on opponent's record (62-37). The Tigers are 20-1 and have won 17 straight when intercepting a pass since 2009. Auburn is 22-4 in its last 26 games dating back to the 2010 victory over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Auburn has won 12 of its last 15 conference games and 13 of 16 against SEC opponents. The Tigers are 21-2 when leading at halftime under Gene Chizik and have won 15 straight. Auburn is 9-0 in games decided by four points or less, including 5-0 vs. SEC teams, under Chizik. Auburn is 9-5 against ranked teams under Gene Chizik. RB Michael Dyer is 2nd SEC/18th FBS averaging 108.5 rushing yards per game. TE Philip Lutzenkirchen has a team-high seven TD catches this season. RB Onterio McCalebb has caught a pass in 14 straight games dating back to 2010. Punter Steven Clark is 1st SEC/T-2nd FBS with 30 punts inside the 20-yard line. Clark was named one of the three finalists for the Ray Guy Award which recognizes the top punter in the nation. DE Corey Lemonier needs half a sacks to move into a tie with Donnie Humphrey for 10th in single- season sacks. Humphrey had 9.0 sacks in 1981. Kicker Cody Parkey is 2nd SEC/3rd FBS with 31 touchbacks.