The Iron Bowl can Make or Break a Quarterback’s Legacy

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Huntsville, Ala - (WHNT) This year's Iron Bowl features two quarterbacks with much different paths to the big game. Blake Sims is getting his first Iron Bowl start, but he's had a chance to sit and watch other sucessful QB's cement their legacy on the capstone. "If you lose this game, all the other games don't matter what you have done," Sims said Monday.  "All the great quarterbacks have beat Auburn, Greg Mcelroy and A.J. McCarron. I just want to be the next name mentioned when my time comes."

On the other side, Nick Marshall is making his second start in the Iron Bowl and he's already made history in the first appearance. Marshall burned Alabama on the ground and through the air. It was not his most effective game on the plains but he does have a chance to go 2-0 against the Tide. Gus Malzahn believes he will go down as one of the best ever at Auburn. "He has been very good for us these last two years. As far as legacy, statistically you look and he is one of the best to come through here."

The Iron Bowl kicks off Saturday at 6:45 inside Bryant-Denny Stadium