The most important prediction of the year: Iron Bowl edition

Forget all the previous predictions. They don’t matter much at this point with the last game determining success or failure for the season. It’s the Iron Bowl. Here’s how I see it shaking out:

There are far too many factors to cover in just two printed paragraphs, but the most important are the most obvious. Alabama has the experience. Alabama has the talent. Alabama has the motive. The home-field advantage will only help Auburn as long as it can stay in the game. And if the Tide has its way, that won’t be long.

Don’t expect Alabama to deliver an early knock-out punch, just a sustained one. Controlling possession and methodically bleeding Auburn’s confidence and physical stamina should be the method of choice. The Tigers will score on a big play, but that won’t be enough to stop Alabama’s plot for revenge and a place in the national title game.

Alabama 38, Auburn 10

Take a look at my track record for the season:

Opp: prediction……actual … difference
Kent State: 45-7 ……….. 48-7 … 3 points
Penn State: 24-10……..27-11 … 4 points
North Texas: 52-3……..41-0 … 14 points
Arkansas: 27-17 ………..38-14 … 14 points
Florida: 27-20 …………..38-10 .. 21 points
Vanderbilt: 41-3 ……….34-0 ….10 points
Ole Miss: 38-3 …………..52-7 … 18 points
Tennessee: 38-3 ……….37-6 …. 4 points
LSU: 20-14 ………………6-9 …….19 points
Miss. St. 34-10…………24-7 ….13 points
Ga. Southern: 42-3…..45-21…21 points
Auburn: 38-10 ……….????

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2 responses to “The most important prediction of the year: Iron Bowl edition

  1. 56-0 Bama!

    A new record since started playing again in 1948. Old record was FIFY to NUTIN’

  2. Excuse me old record was FIFY-FIVE to NUTIN’

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