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Friday, November 26, 2010

Halftime: Alabama 24, Auburn 7

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Auburn might have dug a hole even it can't dig out of.

The No. 2 Tigers have been overwhelmed after 30 minutes, trailing No. 11 Alabama 24-7 at halftime at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Crimson Tide raced to a 24-0 lead, out-gaining the Tigers 314 to 2 midway through the second quarter.

Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy carved up the Auburn defense, going 19-for-23 for a career-high 335 yards and two touchdowns. Julio Jones had seven catches for 174 yards and a score.

The Tide, which hadn't score a first quarter touchdown in the Iron Bowl since 1996, scored three Saturday to race to a 21-0 lead.

Mark Ingram scored on the opening drive from 9 yards out before a busted coverage left Jones wide open on a 68-yard score.

An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Auburn tackle Nick Fairley allowed the Tide to convert on fourth down on the next drive. A few plays later McElroy hit Darius Hanks on a 12-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-0 after 13 minutes.

Auburn, which entered the game with the No. 6 offense in the country, didn't get a first down until 18 minutes in.

Cam Newton, the SEC's leading rusher, had nine carries for minus-10 yards. Auburn, which has topped 300 rushing yards in six straight SEC games, has minus-10 yards as a team as well.

The Tigers showed some signs of life before halftime. After Alabama's Jeremy Shelley made it 24-0 with a 20-yard field goal, Newton hooked up with Emory Blake for a 36-yard touchdown that cut the lead to 24-7.


scottie burns said...

i watched that play 6 times on tv & i have YET to see a celebration penalty on Fairley. that changed the game.

Our Family said...

why the heck wasn't that last pass to Adams reviewed...challenged? major screw up.

Gift to U said...

you forgot to say "ridiculous and historically bad" PF call on Nick Fairley. After the ensuing and undeserved TD that followed, UAT losers celebrated far more excessively than Fairley did.

Bammer losers are getting plenty of help in this joke. They couldn't do it on their own, we know.

Gift to UAT said...

What an insightful comparison between the the false incompletion to Darvin Adams on the last drive, and the one the refs INSTANTLY reviewed to call a completion. No review on the former ... and why? Answer: $$$$

Someone needs to check the refs' bank accounts after this game.

Clint Richardson said...

How deep was that hole AB?!!! WAR EAGLE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, the refs couldn't even give this one to Bama...

Don't worry, Tide fans, only 2 more years till Nick Saban moves on...

Michael Val Hietter said...

No hole is too big for these men to stick together and get out of--they don't lay down until it is 00:00 on the clock--WAR EAGLE!!!