Alabama looks to finish a disappointing season on a high note as the Crimson Tide welcomes the Auburn Tigers to Tuscaloosa for the 2022 Iron Bowl.
The campaign hasn’t exactly gone to plan for Nick Saban’s squad — two losses to Tennessee and LSU have knocked it out of playoff contention. However, a win over the team’s fierce rivals from across the state will at least put a smile on the face of the fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
It could be quarterback Bryce Young’s final home game for the Crimson Tide, and he’ll be hoping to close things out in Tuscaloosa with a win.
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The Tigers are dealing with their own struggles, having recently fired their head coach Bryan Harsin. They sit at 5-6 on the season, and need one more win to ensure their place in a bowl this year.
It would be an amazing upset if the Tigers pulled it off, but this is the Iron Bowl, and crazy things have been known to happen.
The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Alabama vs. Auburn. Follow along for all the key moments from the 2022 Iron Bowl.
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7:08 p.m. FINAL — There it is. Alabama takes down Auburn with a dominant win in the 2022 Iron Bowl. The state of Alabama belongs to the Crimson Tide.
7:07 p.m. — Bryce Young has a big smile on his face as the final seconds tick down. This seems like the final few moments of his career in Tuscaloosa.
7:01 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Jahmyr Gibbs puts the icing on the cake for the Tide with a 24-yard touchdown scamper.
GIBBS WALKS IT IN! @Jahmyr_Gibbs1
4th Q: Bama 49 | Auburn 27 pic.twitter.com/c2fiZp2EWI
6:59 p.m. — Bama recovers the onside kick attempt, and that should just about do it. You have to question some of Williams’ coaching decisions here tonight. He twice kicked a field goal down the stretch when it did basically nothing to help his team’s chances.
6:57 p.m. FIELD GOAL — Once again, Cadillac Williams opts to kick it despite being down by three scores. Alex McPherson’s kick is good, but it’s a small consolation for Auburn. Alabama is one onside kick recovery away from a win here.
6:53 p.m. — The Tigers work it into the red zone, but a sack by Will Anderson Jr. moves them back out. After a 3rd down incompletion, it’ll be 4th and 7.
6:48 p.m. — After Chris Braswell sacks Ashford, it’s 4th and 8. Alabama have 12 men on the field on the following play, so that makes it 4th and 3. Ashford takes the snap, tucks it and runs it up the left side for a big gain of 31.
6:41 p.m. INTERCEPTION — Young makes his first mistake of the game! His pass over the middle is picked off by Owen Pappoe, and the Tigers take over!
6:37 p.m. — Facing 3rd and 3, Young completes it to Bond to keep the drive alive and move the into the red zone. Bama has it at the Auburn 17.
6:35 p.m. — Cameron Late makes a grab for a gain of 18 yards to get Alabama’s offense rolling again. A few plays later, the tight end Ouzts gets a catch of his own to move the chains again.
6:29 p.m. FIELD GOAL — The kick is good, but field goals are of little use at this point. The deficit is now 18 points.
6:27 p.m. — After the face mask penalty, Auburn’s offense starts moving backwards. A few negative plays set up 4th and 9, which is a little too long for Cadillac Williams to try going for it. He’ll instead try to take the points and cut into the lead, which remains 21.
6:24 p.m. — On 3rd and 15, Ashford scrambles and comes up just short of the line to gain. However, the officials call a face mask penalty on Alabama to give the Tigers the first down for free.
6:17 p.m. — The Crimson Tide defense forces a 4th and 1, but Auburn essentially has to go for it. Ashford keeps it and gets to the edge to pick up a first down and keep the drive alive.
6:13 p.m. — Ashford continues to make big plays on the ground. He rips off a pair of nice runs on consecutive plays to move the ball into Alabama territory.
6:11 p.m. — Finally, Auburn’s defense gets a stop. Young throws incomplete on back-to-back plays to bring out the punting unit. The Tigers need more if those if they want to claw back into this game.
6:00 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — On 3rd and goal, Ashford runs it in from 14 yards out for his third touchdown of the day!
A @robby_ashford keeper for 14 yards 😤 pic.twitter.com/CVwCRLmNah
5:56 p.m. — Auburn has a mountain to climb now. But facing 3rd and 1, Jarquez Hunter gets the ball on a reverse and breaks loose for a huge gain of 45 yards! Give the Tigers credit, they’re still fighting.
Big play @jarquezhunter‼️ pic.twitter.com/DAnzkg0rB6
5:52 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — And there it is, Alabama’s lead keeps on growing! This time it’s McClellan powering his way into the end zone for the score!
Jase McClellan just kept pushing forward 💪 pic.twitter.com/T4gpwjzGAa
5:49 p.m. — Young scrambles for 14 more yards, then a couple plays later keeps it again and runs it down to near the 10-yard line. The Tide are knocking on the door once again.
5:48 p.m. — Young completes back-to-back passes to Isaiah Bond and Jermaine Burton to move it to midfield. Another great start to a drive for Bama.
5:45 p.m. START OF SECOND HALF — Alabama gets the ball first to start the half, looking to extend their already large lead.
5:24 p.m. — That turnover towards the end of the half was killer for Auburn. Instead of having a chance to cut the lead to one touchdown, they gave up a touchdown of their own to trail by 21 points heading into the locker room. Tigers fans have some legitimate reasons to feel unlucky, but with that said Bama has been the better team so far.
5:23 p.m. — Cadillac Williams made the strange decision to call a timeout as Bama was trying to kneel out the clock. That understandably drew the ire of the fans inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. not sure why exactly he decided to do that.
5:21 p.m. — The Tigers get it back, but after Ashford runs for a first down, three straight incompletions bring up 4th and 10. Auburn will punt, and that will likely be the end of any meaningful action in the first half.
5:16 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Young finds Traeshon Holden on a short pass, and he bolts 27 yards to the house for a touchdown! That turnover cost Auburn dearly!
Nobody was catching Traeshon Holden. pic.twitter.com/2pIw4f3Cms
5:15 p.m. — Young quickly takes advantage of the turnover, scurrying for a 21-yard gain to pick up a first down.
5:13 p.m. — The call STANDS. It’s Alabama’s football! After watching the replay, I have to say say I disagree with how that was called. The ball did not appear to touch Scott at all on the play, meaning it should have been downed at the spot Alabama jumped on the ball. However, they must have felt there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the call on the field. Take a look:
After review, this was ruled a muffed punt and Alabama’s ball. pic.twitter.com/i0N0OqgHra
5:10 p.m. TURNOVER — Or not! Keionte Scott botched the fair catch, and the officials are calling this a muff and a recovery by Alabama! This play is going to go under review.
5:08 p.m. — But Bama’s drive is also stymied by a penalty. Ja’Corey Brooks gets called for offensive pass interference on a 3rd and 7 conversion, and the Tide can’t convert on 3rd and 17. Auburn will get the ball back with a little less than three minutes left in the half.
5:03 p.m. — Ashford and his offense can’t dig out of the hole this time, so they’ll have to punt it away.
5:00 p.m. — Ouch, not one but TWO false start penalties back up Auburn to start this drive. The Tigers have had five false starts already this game.
4:56 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Whew, this game! Just two plays after Law’s big gain, Young makes a dangerous throw to the end zone, but it’s hauled in by Ja’Corey Brooks for a touchdown!
Bryce Young throws one up to Ja’Corey Brooks and Brooks comes down with it for the 32 yard TD! 🔥 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/6arPOgKIVs
4:53 p.m. — A holding penalty threatens to derail the drive, but on 3rd and 19, Young connects with Kendrick Law, who catches and runs for a huge gain of 39 yards to move into Auburn territory!
4:49 p.m. — On 3rd and 2, Young passes to Burton for a gain of 18 yards to get the drive off to a good start.
4:44 p.m. — We’ve seen a lot of injuries already this game. Auburn defensive tackle Morris Joseph is the latest to go down.
4:38 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Back and forth we go! Ashford makes a great throw to the right corner of the end zone to Ja’Varrius Johnson, who hauls it in to cut Bama’s lead in half! How about this first half!
This was just an absolutely PERFECT throw from Robby Ashford. pic.twitter.com/P16nJGaUVk
4:36 p.m. — Ashford fires to Koy Moore for 17 yards to move into Alabama territory. These two offenses are really clicking right now.
4:33 p.m. — Auburn’s drive starts with a false start, but on the next play Hunter rips off a 19-yard run to pick up a first down. Two plays later, Bigsby pushes ahead for 10 more yards to move the chains again.
4:29 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Roydell Williams, who just entered the game in place of the injured McClellan, evades defenders and sneaks in for a touchdown! Things have escalated quickly!
Roydell Williams 5 yard TD run! #RollTide pic.twitter.com/yz0x30CUMo
4:24 p.m. — Young comes out firing with great starting field position, connecting with Ja’Corey Brooks for a big gain of 24 yards to move down to the Auburn 10-yard line. After McClellan runs for 6 yards, Alabama will start the second quarter from the 5-yard line. McClellan was actually hurt at the end of that last play, and he’ll have to limp to the sideline.
4:22 p.m. FUMBLE — Uh oh. Things are going downhill quickly for the Tigers! Jarquez Hunter gets the pitch and makes a nice cut, but the ball shoots out of his grasp and is quickly recovered by the Tide!
The Jarquez Hunter fumble pic.twitter.com/sb6fn5Ah8S
4:20 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — Young finds Jase McClellan for a touchdown to give Alabama its first lead of the game!
Bryce Young and Bama strike again in The Iron Bowl. pic.twitter.com/vblE74KZUU
4:17 p.m. — The Tide is rolling now. A couple of big chunk plays, including a 17-yard toss to Robbie Ouzts, has Alabama down to Auburn’s 10-yard line.
4:14 p.m. — On 3rd and 4, Young zips it to Kendrick Law over the middle to pick up 13 yards and move the chains. Auburn defensive end Derick Hall was shaken up on that play.
4:11 p.m. — Auburn’s offense takes the field again, but they go nowhere. Tank Bigsby loses yardage on a couple of plays, then comes up way short of the first down marker on 3rd and long. Things got a little chippy at the end of that play, with words being exchanged on both sides. Auburn punts it back to Young and the Bama offense.
4:05 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — How about that response?!? On 3rd and goal, Alabama ties it right back up after Young trots into the end zone from five yards out!
Bryce Young using his legs to make things happen for the Crimson Tide. pic.twitter.com/ulndIpah2e
4:03 p.m. — The Crimson Tide gets the ball back, and on the second play of the drive Young rockets one downfield for Jermaine Burton, who makes the catch to set up a lightning-quick 1st and goal for Bama!
3:57 p.m. TOUCHDOWN — There goes Ashford, bobbing and weaving through defenders and lunging into the end zone for a spectacular 24 yard touchdown run! The Tigers have an early lead!
ROBBY ASHFORD — WHAT A TOUCHDOWN RUN. pic.twitter.com/beapTp7RJZ
3:55 p.m. — Tank Bigsby runs for 8 yards and another Auburn first down, then a pass interference call on Alabama’s Eli Ricks moves the ball all the way down to the 25-yard line.
3:50 p.m. — Ashford breaks free for a big 25-yard gain to move the Tigers up to around midfield. He’s a real threat when he gets into the open field.
3:46 p.m. — Jahmyr Gibbs rumbles for a nice 13-yard gain on Bama’s first offensive snap to get things going. But the drive stalls out shortly after that. Young’s first pass of the afternoon falls incomplete, and he can’t get anything on 3rd and 3. Auburn will get the ball right back.
3:43 p.m. — And they start it very badly. A false start on the first play moves things back, and after a decent gain on 2nd down, an incompletion by Robby Ashford brings out the punting unit.
3:40 p.m. — Alabama kicks it away and we are underway. Auburn’s offense will get the afternoon started.
3:33 p.m. — This feels like a bit of a strange occasion. For the first time in a long time, the stakes aren’t really all that high for either of these teams. Still, the winner gets bragging rights across the state until they meet again next season.
3:28 p.m. — It’s a bit of a rainy and gloomy day in Tuscaloosa. Kickoff in the 2022 Iron Bowl is just minutes away.
3:24 p.m. — This drone shot of Bryant-Denny Stadium is absolutely unreal!
Bryant-Denny Stadium knows how to show off 🤩@AlabamaFTBL | @UA_Athletics pic.twitter.com/1bujxWkUt1
3:11 p.m. — Today will be Cadillac Williams’ fourth game as Auburn’s interim head coach. Can he lead his team to a stunning upset?
For Auburn. pic.twitter.com/q4c8fkjD8k
3:01 p.m. — Nick Saban is in the building.
All Business 🏟️ pic.twitter.com/TgCsvLxRE7
Alabama vs. Auburn will get underway at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. local time) from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The weather forecast is for scattered showers with temperatures in the mid-60s Fahrenheit.
The 2022 Iron Bowl will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
A live stream will be available via Paramount+ and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
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Alabama is the overwhelming favorite, while the over/under has been set at 49 points.
Odds courtesy of BetMGM
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