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Friday, November 24, 2017

Alabama-Auburn: Gene Stallings says Tide, adds Pat Dye thinks so too, but won't admit it

Former Tigers coach stands by statement in August when he proclaimed Gus Malzahn's squad "is the most talented football team I've seen at Auburn."

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AL.com All-Access: Who Ya Got, Iron Bowl edition

I've got Auburn winning 24-23, but what do I know? What do you know? What does anyone know in this crazy game?

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Can Gus Malzahn finally solve his Jeremy Pruitt problem?

The scoreboard: Pruitt 4, Malzahn 0. There are reasons behind those numbers, but the Auburn coach has yet to get the better of the Alabama coordinator.

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Iron Bowl predictions from 20 AL.com staff, national writers forecast wildly close game

The 2017 Iron Bowl predictions couldn't be any closer.

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Don't underestimate Auburn taking down No. 1 Alabama in a rocking Jordan-Hare

With the defense the Tigers have, and a running back like they have with Kerryon Johnson who can attack Alabama's suddenly suspect and banged-up defense, Auburn is in its best position in years to take down the Crimson Tide.

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The Return of the Razor: Evans' homecoming back to Auburn brings mix of emotions

TUSCALOOSA — It might as well be some over-publicized holiday blockbuster with all the buzz floating around the Evans household this week.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Rivalry Weekend – Nov. 24-25, 2017

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There’s a lot of football on tap during the Thanksgiving holidays. It’s ‘Rivalry Weekend’ for college football. Two rivals are meeting tonight in Starkville as Ole Miss takes on No. 16 Miss State in the Egg Bowl on ESPN.

Of course the nation’s biggest rivalry will take place at 2:30 CT Saturday when No. 6 Auburn host No.1 Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl at 2:30 CT in the CBS Game of the Week. The winner will be the SEC Western Division Champions and will advance to Atlanta to play East Division Champs (Georgia) for the overall league championship next week.

The best thing about Rivalry Weekend coming at Thanksgiving is the fact college football  fans have two full days to watch games instead of one. With that in mind we have listed a TV viewing guide for the 68 games that will be broadcasted on both Friday and Saturday.

The game times are Central and all SEC games as well as those involving top 25 teams are underlined. Games on ESPN/ABC can be viewed by clicking here and games on ESPN3 can be viewed by clicking on this link.

Acid Reign will have his open thread up early Saturday morning. So be sure to check back here and join in the discussion as he does his play-by-play of the game as it unfolds. War Eagle and 

Beat Bama!

Friday – Nov 11-24-17 

10:30 a.m. CT
Western Michigan at Toledo – ESPNU

11:00
Baylor at No. 12 TCU – Fox Sports1
No.3 Miami, FL at Pittsburgh – ABC
Navy at Houston – ESPN
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan – CBS Sports Network

Noon
Ohio at Buffalo – ESPN3

1:30
Missouri at Arkansas – CBS

2:30 
New Mexico at San Diego State – CBS Sports Network
South Florida at No. 15 Central Florida – ABC

See the rest of the schedule after the jump:

3:00
Iowa at Nebraska – Fox Sports1
Texas State at Troy – ESPN3

6:00
Western Kentucky at Florida International – beIN SPORTS

7:00

Texas Tech at Texas – FOX
Virginia Tech at Virginia – ESPN

9:30
California at UCLA – Fox sports1

Saturday 11-25-17

11:00 a.m. CT

East Carolina at No. 20 Memphis – ESPNU
Florida State at Florida – ESPN
No.7 Georgia at Georgia Tech – ABC
Indiana at Purdue – ESPN2
Kansas at No. 19 Oklahoma State – Fox sports1
Louisville at Kentucky – SEC Network
No. 9 Ohio State at Michigan – FOX
Tulane at SMU – CBS Sports Network
UConn at Cincinnati – ESPNews

11:20
Boston College at Syracuse – ACC Network

11:30
Duke at Wake Forest – RSN

Noon
North Texas at Rice – ESPN3
UTEP at UAB – CUSA.TV
Furman at Elon – ESPN3

1:00
Appalachian State at Georgia State – ESPN3
Florida Atlantic at Charlotte – No broadcast
CCSU at New Hampshire – ESPN3
Lehigh at Stony Brook – ESPN3
Samford at Kennesaw State – ESPN3

1:30
Southern Miss at Marshall – No broadcast

2:00
Arkansas State at ULM – ESPN3
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee – ESPN3
UNLV at Nevada – ATTSNRM

2:30
No. 6 Auburn host No. 1 Alabama – CBS Game of the Week
No. 23 Boise State at Fresno State – CBS Sports Network
Iowa State at Kansas State – ESPN2
North Carolina at NC State – ESPNU
No. 10 Penn State at Maryland – Big 10 Network
No. 5 Wisconsin at Minnesota – ABC

2:45
West Virginia at No. 4 Oklahoma – ESPN

3:00
Idaho at New Mexico State – ESPN3
No. 16 Michigan State at Rutgers – FOX
No. 22 Northwestern at Illinois – Fox Sports1
Temple at Tulsa – ESPNews
Vanderbilt at Tennessee – SEC Network
South Dakota at Nicholls – ESPN3
Western Illinois at Weber State – ESPN3

3:30
Arizona at Arizona State – Pac-12 Network

4:00
Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette – ESPN3
Wyoming at San Jose State – ESPN3
Grambling State vs. Southern – NBC Sports Network
Monmouth at UNI – ESPN3

6:00
Oregon State at Oregon – ESPN2
PVAMU vs. Texas Southern – ATTSNSW

6:30
No. 3 Clemson at No. 24 South Carolina – ESPN
Texas A&M at No. 18 LSU – SEC Network
UT San Antonia at Louisiana Tech – ESPNU

7:00
No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 21 Stanford – ABC
No. 13 Washington State at No. 17 Washington – FOX
San Diego at Northern Arizona – ESPN3

8:00
BYU at Hawaii – CBS Sports Network

9:00
Colorado at Utah – Fox Sports Network

9:15
Utah State at Air Force – ESPN2

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DENNIS: Auburn finds itself in familiar situation entering Iron Bowl

Auburn finds itself in familiar territory as it enters Saturday’s Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama

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SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 for Week 13

The 13th week of the SEC's 2017 football season features five conference games (Alabama-Auburn, Missouri-Arkansas, Texas A&M-LSU, Ole Miss-Mississippi State, Vanderbilt-Tennessee) and four non-conference contests (Florida State-Florida, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Louisville-Kentucky, Clemson-South Carolina).

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Behind Enemy Lines: A Q&A with an Alabama beat writer

Alabama is far from an unfamiliar foe on the Plains. Auburn has played its cross-state rival in the Iron Bowl 81 times in program history. Nick Saban is still the head coach, and Jalen Hurts is back for another year…

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4-Star OLB Richard Jibunor Commits to Auburn over Florida and Tennessee

One of the nation's premier outside linebackers is headed to Auburn.

On Thursday, 4-star prospect Richard Jibunor announced he plans to suit up for the Tigers starting in the fall of 2018:

According to 247Sports, the 4-star linebacker is the No. 291 overall player and No. 14 athlete in his class. He's also the No. 31 player in the state of Georgia.

An athletic dynamo at 6'3" and 206 pounds, Jibunor emerged as a threat in all three phases at Athens Christian School in Athens, Georgia.

And despite success at receiver, his future appears to be at outside linebacker thanks to his evolving frame and ability to attack downhill when he gets a head of steam. 

Jibunor's speed stands out, especially in pursuit of ball-carriers and at the second level.

At Auburn, Jibunor should be a natural fit. 

The Tigers generally field one of the most fierce defenses in the nation, and the speed Jibunor plays with is tailor-made for the SEC. 

Jibunor still has to add some muscle to avoid breaking down in college, but assuming he hits the weight room and bulks up, a bright future should lie ahead for the rising defensive talent.

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4-Star WR Seth Williams Commits to Auburn over Alabama, Florida and Others

The Auburn Tigers added a dynamic playmaker to their future wide receiver corps Thursday when prospect Seth Williams joined their 2018 recruiting class.

He made the announcement on his Twitter page:

Williams, who is 6'3" and 212 pounds, is a 4-star prospect, per 247Sports, and the No. 156 overall player and No. 30 wide receiver in his class. He's also the No. 4 player from the state of Alabama.

He attracted attention from some of the best programs in the country, and Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Oregon, among others, were all on 247Sports' list of interested schools during his recruiting process.

Williams' size stands out, which should help him serve as a red-zone threat on fade routes in the end zone. He also has speed to make defenders miss in the open field.

Scout.com provided a breakdown of Williams' game and said he possesses "prototypical No. 1 wide receiver size." It also called him "electric" in the open field and praised his ability to play "all over the field" as a versatile weapon.

Williams can use his height to beat cornerbacks on jump balls and his acceleration with the ball in his hands to make tacklers miss in the open field.

Williams can impact the game in a number of ways from the slot or on the outside, and he joins an Auburn program that frequently wins behind a strong offensive line and rushing attack.

While the Tigers aren't likely to overhaul their plan of attack just because Williams is on board, he does provide them another dimension when defenses focus too much on the run. He can use his speed on bubble screens or height in one-on-one situations and force defenses to choose between slowing the rushing attack or focusing on him.

If Williams lives up to his potential, he could be one of the focal points of the offense in the coming seasons, even at a loaded program like Auburn. 

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Doubling down: Auburn adds second 4-star recruit of day in WR Seth Williams

Four-star wide receiver Seth Williams was No. 5 on AL.com's A-List of top senior propects in the state

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