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Nov. 25, 2008


How many times have Alabama and Auburn played on Thanksgiving weekend and what is the series record in those games?

Alabama and Auburn will be playing on Thanksgiving weekend for the 31st time in series history this weekend. Alabama owns a 17-13 record in the previous 30 Thanksgiving weekend meetings. Alabama is 2-1 in games played on Thanksgiving Day, while Auburn is 2-1 in games played the day after Thanksgiving. Alabama owns a 14-10 series lead in the 24 games played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

What is Alabama’s all-time record on Thanksgiving Day?

Alabama owns a 28-12-2 record in games played on Thanksgiving Day. Alabama football was a Thanksgiving Day tradition for 35 consecutive years from 1900-1935 (UA did not field a football team in 1918) and most all of those games took place in Birmingham, following the city’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade.  Alabama has not played on Thanksgiving Day since a 17-0 win over Auburn at Legion Field in 1992.

What Alabama running back holds the Crimson Tide record for most rushing yards against Auburn?

Bobby Marlow ran for 233 yards in the Crimson Tide’s 25-7 win on Dec. 2, 1951 at Legion Field.

What was the only year both Alabama and Auburn met as undefeated, untied teams?

In the only battle of unbeaten teams, No. 2 Alabama (10-0) beat No. 5 Auburn (9-0), 31-7, at Legion Field in 1971.  The Tide and Tigers also had undefeated records in 1994 as Alabama (10-0) beat Auburn (9-0-1), 21-14 on Nov. 19, 1994.

How many times has Alabama played Auburn as the No. 1 ranked team?

The 2008 game will mark the fourth time Alabama has played Auburn when ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.  The Crimson Tide is 3-0 in the previous three games, including wins in 1961 (34-0), 1973 (35-0) and 1979 (25-18).

Who is the only person to serve as head football coach at both Alabama and Auburn?

Auburn alumnus G.H. Harvey is the only person to serve as head football coach at both Auburn and Alabama. He coached Auburn to a 3-0-2 record in his lone season with the Tigers in 1893, including a 40-16 win over Alabama on Nov. 30 at Montgomery’s Riverside Park. Harvey also served as head coach at Alabama during the 1901 season, compiling 2-1-2 record, which included a 17-0 loss to Auburn in the first ever meeting in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 15, 1901. Harvey’s combined coaching record with Auburn and Alabama was 5-1-4 in 10 games as head coach.

How many different stadiums have hosted the Alabama-Auburn game?

The Iron Bowl has been played in nine different stadiums across the state of Alabama. The teams met 53 times in the city of Birmingham and those games were contested in four different sites including Lakeview Park, West End Park, Birmingham Fairgrounds and Legion Field. The game has been played at two different stadia in Montgomery and Tuscaloosa.  The game was played at Montgomery’s Riverside Park from 1894-1900 and Highland Park in 1903.  The game has been played eight times on the Auburn campus, all at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The UA campus has hosted the event six times, including the UA Quad in 1895 and 1901 and Bryant-Denny Stadium since the 2000 season.