The Alabama football team faces probably the most dangerous game of their season today. The Alabama Crimson Tide are hosting the Auburn Tigers today in a matchup of No. 1 ‘Bama football vs. No. 15. Though the rankings wouldn’t normally indicate a close game, Auburn has a good chance to knock Alabama out of the football playoff rankings’ top four. You can catch the game on ESPN or watch Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide football online live streaming as well.
Kickoff for today’s Auburn vs Alabama football game is 7:45 EST / 4:45 PST from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama struggled to gain the respect of the college football playoff committee for weeks, sitting just outside the top four far longer than most Bama football fans expected. After beating Mississippi State, fans watched the Tide roll on to the top spot, which they haven’t left since. Lose to Auburn in today’s Iron Bowl, and we could watch Alabama football live out Nick Saban’s worst nightmare and drop from the playoff picture just as fast as they entered it.
The Iron Bowl is a place for upsets and the home of champions. The Iron Bowl winner has won four of the past five BCS championships. If Alabama wins they’ll surely be the favorite to win the inaugural college football playoff championship as well. If Auburn wins, they won’t be on track to make the playoffs but will relish the chance to play spoiler.
It’s odd to think the ‘Bama football team will be looking for revenge in addition to keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Crimson Tide lost last year’s Iron Bowl when Auburn’s Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards on the final play. At the time Alabama was ranked No. 1, just as they are as we prepare to watch Alabama football game live online free or on ESPN.
Alabama quarterback Blake Sims will start his first Iron Bowl today, which is appropriately also the senior QB’s final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. On the other hand, one-time Heisman hopeful and Auburn QB Nick Marshall will simply look to right his proverbial ship.
Auburn had been No. 3 in the CFB playoff picture before losing to Texas A&M and Georgia, and Marshall’s play hasn’t quite recovered. As we watch the Alabama Crimson Tide football game live today against Auburn, keep an eye on how Marshall performs against a Bama pass defense ranked 27th in FBS.
Alabama’s rushing defense is even better, with its 85.3 rushing yards allowed per game ranking second nationwide. However, as you watch Auburn Tigers football game live today, you’ll see the nation’s second-best rushing offense behind the likes of tailback T.J. Yeldon. In other words, the 2014 Iron Bowl should be a great game to watch tonight.
Tonight’s Auburn vs Alabama football game is being broadcast live on ESPN. If you’re not near a TV, you can watch Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide football online live streaming on the Watch ESPN website or using the Watch ESPN app on a PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 or tablet and smartphone. To do so you’ll need to be an ESPN subscriber.