Alabama Crimson Tide football question of the day
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The Iron Bowl is almost upon us as No. 5 Alabama is set to travel to No. 15 Auburn on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff. The Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 in the SEC) will look to make its final impression on the College Football Playoff Committee. Meanwhile, the Tigers (8-3, 4-3) will look to ruin their arch rival’s playoff hopes while pursuing a 10-win season of their own.
Alabama has won four of the past five Iron Bowls and holds a 46-36-1 advantage all-time against Auburn. The Crimson Tide enters Saturday’s matchup as a 3-point favorite, according to Vegas Insider.
Today's question — How do you see Saturday's game playing out?
Tony Tsoukalas: Mac Jones is in for a big test as he will make his first career road start in a raucous Jordan-Hare Stadium against a stingy Auburn defense. Don’t be surprised if that leads to a few early hiccups from the redshirt sophomore quarterback. Jones’ ability to handle adversity will likely determine Alabama’s success on the afternoon. If the right-hander is able to maintain his poise, he has ample weapons to get the job done. If not, it could spell the end of the Crimson Tide’s playoff chances.
Kyle Henderson: A lot of this game will be determined in the opening quarter. If Alabama is able to score on its early possessions, that could give it enough momentum to win the game. On the flip side, if Auburn gets a turnover or short field position early, that could give Auburn the momentum they need to control the game. In the end, I feel Mac Jones has enough weapons behind him to lead Alabama to a very right victory.
What's your take?