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Auburn Flashback - 2005 Alabama Game


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On November 19, 2005, the Auburn Tigers hosted the 9-1 Alabama Crimson Tide, who was coming off their first loss of the season at the hands of the LSU Tigers. Alabama was ranked No. 8 and was still alive in the race to win the SEC-West. Because Auburn had surrendered 27 points to Kentucky and 30 points to Georgia during their last two games, many thought Auburn’s defense was the cure Alabama needed to their offensive woes. Not only would this not play out in favor of the Crimson Tide, but the Auburn defense also rose to have one of its most dominating performances in years. When the dust cleared, Auburn would hold Alabama to just 188-yards in total offense, recording 11 sacks against Brodie Croyle, Alabama’s starting quarterback. Of Alabama’s 188-yards of total-offense, 102-yards came during the last two possessions, when the game had already been decided. Bama gained only 86 yards of total offense during their first 12 possessions of the game. The outcome, for the most part, was over by the end of the first quarter. Auburn held Alabama to four consecutive “3 & outs” to start the game as the Tide netted minus-46 yards on 12 plays, while Auburn scored three touchdowns to go up 21-0 during the opening period. The eleven sacks recorded by the Auburn defense have not since been duplicated. Auburn has competed in 184 games since the 2005 Iron Bowl, with seven sacks being the most sacks since dumping Croyle eleven times. This Auburn Flashback highlights the 2005 Iron Bowl and how dominant the Auburn defense was on that day. This feature is a non-profit production, and I hold no copyrights to the content within. It is a historical-video account of Auburn football, documenting one of the greatest defensive performances by an Auburn defense against a top-10 ranked opponent.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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i still have my honk if you sacked brodie bumper sticker............

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That was one of those Iron Bowls that should have been a blood bath.  Bama was a complete fraud at 9-1 and got exposed that day.  Tommy went Into his shell and took his foot off the gas in the 2nd half.

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