With 2:06 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tigers lead the Crimson Tide 10-3.
Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC) has won five in a row entering Saturday’s regular-season finale, most recently a 42-35 victory over Arkansas on Nov. 20. Auburn (6-5, 3-4) has lost three games in a row, most recently 21-16 at South Carolina.
Check out the top plays from the annual rivalry game.
Alabama football vs. Auburn: Live updates, score from Iron Bowl 2021
Fourth-down stop by Auburn defense gives Tigers possession late in fourth quarter
On fourth down and 1 at Alabama’s 46-yard line, the Crimson Tide gave the ball to running back Trey Sanders with the hopes of keeping its drive alive The Auburn defense, however, had other plans. Sanders was stuffed at the line of scrimmage for no gain, and the Tigers took over possession with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Alabama running back Trey Sanders hurdles Auburn defender on Crimson Tide’s scoring drive
Alabama running back Trey Sanders went airborne to hurdle a tackle from Auburn’s Roger McCreary with the Crimson Tide driving into the red zone. The drive resulted in a field goal, Alabama’s first score of the 2021 Iron Bowl.
Alabama’s Josh Jobe intercepts pass from Auburn’s T.J. Finley in fourth quarter of Iron Bowl 2021
The first play after Auburn’s defense forced a turnover on downs, Alabama defensive back Josh Jobe intercepted a pass from quarterback T.J. Finley at the Crimson Tide’s 42-yard line. Finley’s pass was intended for Kobe Hudson but bounced off the wide receiver’s hands, and Jobe made a diving grab that allowed Alabama to retake possession.
Botched hold by Paul Tyson dooms Alabama field-goal attempt
The Alabama offense drove from its own 20-yard line into the red zone, but the drive stalled at Auburn’s 19-yard line. On fourth down and 11, the Crimson Tide opted for a field-goal attempt, but backup quarterback Paul Tyson fumbled the hold. Tyson recovered the loose ball and tried to throw a pass, but it fell incomplete.
Auburn’s Bydarrius Knighten intercepts pass from Alabama quarterback Bryce Young
On third down and 13 in the third quarter, Auburn safety Bydarrius Knighten came through with a diving interception of a pass from Alabama quarterback Bryce Young for the first takeaway of the 2021 Iron Bowl.
Auburn defense comes up with sack of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young
The Auburn defense held Alabama scoreless in the first half of the 2021 Iron Bowl, and one of the biggest reasons why was the Tigers’ ability to get pressure on quarterback Bryce Young. Watch above as Jordan-Hare Stadium reacts to one of Auburn’s five first-half sacks.
Auburn football strikes first in 2021 Iron Bowl with touchdown pass from T.J. Finley to Kobe Hudson
After Alabama and Auburn traded punts for more than a quarter to open the game, the Tigers finally broke the ice with a 15-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Finley to Kobe Hudson. Finley found Hudson open in the flats, and Hudson evaded a couple of Alabama defenders on his way into the end zone. The score came with 06:50 remaining in the second quarter and gave Auburn a 7-0 lead over the Crimson Tide.
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams ejected from 2021 Iron Bowl for targeting on Auburn punt return
Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williamswas ejected from the Iron Bowl in the second quarter when he was penalized for targeting Auburn punt returner Ja’Varrius Johnson. Before his ejection, Williams had two catches for 43 yards — with a long of 34 yards.
Auburn’s John Samuel Shenker snags one-handed catch for first down vs. Alabama
On second down and 14 deep in Auburn territory, quarterback T.J. Finley threw a pass to tight end John Samuel Shenker over the middle of the field, and for a moment it looked as if it would bounce off Shenker’s right hand and fall incomplete. Shenker, however, hauled in a one-handed grab with an Alabama defender at his heels and fell to the ground for a Tigers first down.
Auburn pays tribute to late Tuscaloosa News columnist Cecil Hurt in Jordan-Hare Stadium press box
Cecil Hurt won’t be at this year’s Iron Bowl, but his presence will be felt in the press box at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn paid tribute to the longtime Tuscaloosa News columnist, who died Tuesday at age 62 from complications from pneumonia.
AU set aside a press box seat with Hurt’s photo, roses and a sign that read “In memory, Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News.” A credential with his name was also printed and placed at the seat.
Hurt started working for The Tuscaloosa News in 1982 as a sportswriter. He eventually became a columnist and sports editor for the newspaper and covered the Crimson Tide for almost four decades.
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Nick Saban is in his 15th season as Alabama’s head football coach. Auburn is coached by Bryan Harsin, who is in his first season with the Tigers.
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: Alabama football vs. Auburn in Iron Bowl 2021: Video highlights, score