Alabama at Auburn score, highlights: No. 6 Tigers beat No. 1 Tide, will play for SEC title

For just the second time ever, the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn served as the de facto SEC West title game. Just like its predecessor, it resulted in the Tigers defending their home turf by upsetting the No. 1 Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw for 237 yards, while running back Kerryon Johnson added for 104 yards on the ground and both rushed and threw a touchdown in a 26-14 win on Saturday afternoon. The victory moves Auburn to 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the SEC, while the Crimson Tide fell to 11-1 and 7-1 in the SEC. The Tigers will move on to play Georgia in the SEC Championship Game next weekend at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

What did we learn from an Iron Bowl for the ages?

1. Gus Malzahn has proven that he’s a big-game coach: Following two losses during the first two months of the season to Clemson and LSU that can directly be tied to suspect play-calling and philosophy from Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, he’s has proven over the final month of the season that he has evolved into a star.

The Tigers were aggressive in the destruction of Georgia two weeks ago, and had a similar style early against Alabama. Stidham was

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