IRON BOWL: No. 1 Alabama defeats No. 22 Auburn

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No. 1 Alabama hosted rival 22nd ranked Auburn this weekend in what’s normally the final regular-season game for both teams. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers 42-13.

The Iron Bowl kicked off at 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

The Crimson Tide are without coach Nick Saban. Saban tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and had mild symptoms. That would leave offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian running the show during the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith scored the first touchdown of the game.

Najee Harris entered the day tied with Breece Hall of Iowa State for the most rushing TDs in the nation. He is now in sole possession with 17 with a 39-yard TD run in the 3rd.

Both teams have one game left after this one, which traditionally ends the regular season for both. Alabama is led by quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith. Quarterback Bo Nix leads Auburn.

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