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This Saturday will mark the 81st conference of the steel Bowl, maybe the best rivalry in university football. That relies on that you ask, of course, however it"s hard to dispute the prestige of this game in between No. 1 Alabama and No. 13 Auburn. And yet for all the cultural importance this video game has in SEC country, this video game actually has little in the means of real consequences.

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Alabama has already clinched the SEC West, and also a lose here almost certainly wouldn"t hit them the end of the Playoff. It would set the phase for Alabama needing to success the SEC Championship game to obtain into the Playoff, however Auburn can"t fully scuttle the Tide"s title possibilities on Saturday.

This video game would"ve had actually real stakes had Auburn not shed in mystifying fashion come Georgia 2 weeks ago, 13-7. Both Kamryn Pettway and also Kerryon Johnson have actually been managing injuries, and also Pettway"s status for the video game is still increase in the air. If he deserve to play, it would certainly be a huge boost to Auburn"s chances.

How to watch, stream and also listen

TV: 3:30 pm. ET, CBS

Radio: Auburn | Alabama

Online streaming:

Spread: Alabama is favored by 17 points.

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Three big things to know

1. This is Auburn"s big chance to spoil Alabama"s shot in ~ a perfect season. The Tide have only gone undefeated once in their current run the championships under Nick Saban, and the typical mid-season ns that snaps Alabama into overdrive hasn"t come this year. A loss below probably wouldn"t store Alabama the end of the Playoff, but it would certainly be a way for Auburn to stick it in their eye.

2. Advanced stats don"t seem to think this is as big a mismatch as most people. Auburn is the No. 9 team in the country according come S&P+, and also have an offense predicated top top efficiency. Alabama"s one weakness has actually been giving up big plays ~ above defense, and if Auburn deserve to run enough plays, it i do not care a math difficulty to give themselves enough methods for huge plays. That won"t it is in easy, yet it"s their finest shot.

3. If people are cooling on Lamar Jackson for Heisman ~ Louisville"s loss come Houston, this can be the year you watch an offbeat Heisman contender. Jonathan Allen has actually been an absolute monster for Alabama, therefore if he can put together one more wow pat or 2 in this game, he might start gaining into the conversation. More than likely not, yet maybe.

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