College Football: Iron Bowl Comes Down To Four Important Factors

Posted by Justin Hokanson on November-24-2009 Add Comments

No matter the rivalry, the phrase, "throw out the record books," always seems to come up. People assume that because it's a rivalry of immense proportions, like the annual game between Alabama and Auburn, is that records and stats don't matter.

Well, they are wrong.

Yes, this game is a fierce battle, and the underdog always comes to play, but that doesn't mean they will win. They rarely do.

Of the 32 meetings between these two teams where they are separated by three games or more in the win column, like they are this year with 11-0 Alabama and 7-4 Auburn, the team with the better record has won 29 of those meetings.

Many times an underdog has covered a spread against the favorite, but very few times as an unde...

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