Auburn-Alabama Facts

  • There have been 22 shutouts in the rivalry, with Alabama winning 14 of those games, the most recent 17-0 in 1992.  Auburn's last shutout win was 9-0 last year.

  • The most points scored is 55 (UA, 1948) in the series renewal. The most combined points is 75 in Auburn’s 49-26 win in 1969.

  • The team leading at halftime has won 73 percent of the time (48-of-66). The game has been tied at the half on seven occassions, with Alabama winning six of those.

  • There have been five one-point games, with Auburn winning four: 1949 (AU, 14-13), 1972 (AU, 17-16), 1982 (AU, 23-22), 1996 (UA, 24-23) and 1997 (AU, 18-17).

  • Auburn and Alabama have never had losing records in the same season. Also, since 1956, at least one of the two have been ranked in the final AP poll.

  • In the previous 65 meetings, Alabama has outscored Auburn, 1,266 to 1,077.  The average score of the Alabama-Auburn game is 19.47 to 16.57 in favor of Alabama.

  • The game has been played at four locations during the years:
    -  The game was played four times in Montgomery. 
    -  Tuscaloosa has hosted three games in 1895,1901, and 2000.  Auburn won all three.
    -  Birmingham has hosted the game 53 times. The city hosted each game from 1904-1988.
    -  Auburn has hosted the game five times and has won four of the five.

  • Alabama Coach Dennis Franchione has never faced Auburn as a player, assistant coach, or head coach in his football career.  Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville is 2-7 in his football career against the Crimson Tide.

  • After their 1907 meeting the two teams would not play football again for 41 seasons
  • The Iron Bowl has been seen on television 25 times.  Alabama has won 16 of those games.

  • The last Alabama coach to win the Alabama-Auburn game on his first try was Gene Stallings in 1990.  The last Auburn coach to win on his first try was Terry Bowden in 1993.

Sources:  University of Alabama, Auburn University Media Relations