Iron Bowl Lines Trickling out…

…The earliest lines on Saturday’s Alabama vs. Auburn game have been released, and the Vegas wizards are predicting a wide margin of victory for The Tide.  Some prognosticators have set the line at 17 points, absurdly high for any rivalry game, but maybe not so high for this one.  

The winning margin has been more than 17 twenty-seven times!  However, only once in modern times (post-Bear Bryant) has either team prevailed by more than this margin (2001 – Black Saturday).  In games decided by more than 17, UA is 17-10…AU is 10-17.  Fifteen times these contests have been shutouts.

Zow Black Saturday

"Black Saturday." The last time, and only time in the post-Bear Bryant era, the Iron Bowl was decided by more than 17 points. Andrew Zow (5) wrecked the Auburn defense, and Alabama upset the Tigers 31-7 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Here’s a rundown of the twenty-seven times the Iron Bowl has been decided by more than 17 points*:

2001 – Alabama 31     Auburn 7

1978 – Alabama 34     Auburn 16

1977 – Alabama 48     Auburn 21

1976 – Alabama 38     Auburn 7

1975 – Alabama 28     Auburn 0

1973 – Alabama 35     Auburn 0

1971 – Alabama 31     Auburn 7

1969 – Auburn 49       Alabama 26

1966 – Alabama 31     Auburn 0

1965 – Alabama 30     Auburn 3

1962 – Alabama 38     Auburn 0

1961 – Alabama 34     Auburn 0

1957 – Auburn 40       Alabama 0

1956 – Auburn 34       Alabama 7

1955 – Auburn 26       Alabama 0

1954 – Auburn 28       Alabama 0

1952 – Alabama 21     Auburn 0

1951 – Alabama 25     Auburn 7

1950 – Alabama 34     Auburn 0

1948 – Alabama 55     Auburn 0

1905 – Alabama 30     Auburn 0

1904 – Auburn 29       Alabama 5

1902 – Auburn 23       Alabama 0

1900 – Auburn 53       Alabama 5

1895 – Auburn 48       Alabama 0

1894 – Alabama 18     Auburn 0

1893 – Auburn 40       Alabama 16          (second meeting of 1893)

 

*DCT notes that twice the Iron Bowl has been decided by exactly 17 points (1992 – Alabama 17   Auburn 0; and 1901 – Auburn 17   Alabama 0).

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