At the point when No. 3 Alabama goes to Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 27 for the yearly Iron Bowl, the Tide will be attempting to save pace in the chase after a College Football Playoff billet. The game will be live spilled on fuboTV.

Las Vegas Insider presently has the Tide as a 20-point top choice over the homestanding Tigers.

So how does Bryan Harsin’s group defeat being a three-score canine at home?

SEC on CBS’ Gary Danielson, who will call the 2:30 p.m. kick, gone along with me on “The Opening Kickoff” on WNSP-FM 105.5 FM on Friday to discuss three elements, he said, will keep Auburn serious.

  1. Uncommon groups

“To beat Alabama, you have to win the special teams,” Danielson said on Friday. “In past games Alabama has lost, they look back at special teams plays. I’m not just talking about the last play of the game. You can’t just spot them one-third of the game. Alabama’s too good.”

  1. Actual play

“If you get too wrapped up in how they throw the ball or their blitz package, you become defensive and on your heels and you try to do everything correctly, you lose your physicality.

“In the trenches, you have to match up. You have to be of the mindset when you tackle, you have to tackle strong. You have to wrap up. Everything about your game has to be physical.”

  1. You must be grip

“When you win (against Alabama), they go down to the end,” he explained. “(Greg) McElroy with the drive. Cam (Newton) with the comeback. Time and time again, there’s always clutch plays late in the game. That’s kind of been Auburn’s problem this year. They haven’t been clutch.”

He contrasted Auburn with a golf player with a lead continually taking a gander at the scoreboard.

According to Alabama’s point of view, it boils down to the hostile line dealing with Auburn’s cautious front.

“Can they block those guys up front to allow No. 9 to be the player he has to be?”

On TJ Finley
“TJ Finley is a really talented football player with not a lot of experience. … He’s got control of his body (since his freshman year at LSU). He’s slimmed down. He has a good coach in Mike Bobo, who is a very disciplined quarterback coach. But we’ve all seen when Alabama loses, the opposing quarterback plays at a very high level. No matter who it is, whether it is a future NFL player or a player you would never think of. You have to be a 70 to 75 percent passer. You have to execute. It’s nice to have those Mike Evans-type guys that can go up and get those 50-50 balls. … For TJ Finley to beat this Alabama team, he has to play very well.”

He added if “(Tank) Bigsby can be Bigsby and run for 125 yards, Auburn has a chance.”

On Alabama’s running match-up

“I don’t think this is a vintage offensive line at Alabama. Brian Robinson is a really good running back, OK? I would count him as a No. 2. He would be that type of running back in the NFL. He’ll play (on Sundays), but they don’t have that breakaway running back. (Former Tide star) Najee (Harris) was such a great runner. He made a lot of plays that didn’t look good into great plays.”

He added the running match-up is an aftereffect of a couple of things.

“So far, the offensive line has managed a couple of missed assignments, and they get handled up front. (Alabama) doesn’t really have the guy that can turn a bad play into a good play. Couple that with one of the most unique quarterbacks in college football in Bryce Young, it’s hard to take the ball away from him at times. He’s like a point guard that needs the ball the whole game.”

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