The Iron Bowl may have lost some of its luster from previous years, but that’s not likely to show on the field of the biggest state championship in college football.
No. 7 Alabama enters this game in rare circumstances, in competition for neither the SEC championship nor the College Football Playoff. But a double-digit wins season and premier New Year’s Day 6 bowl game are still on the line, as are bragging rights over the Tigers — which, depending on whom you ask, is worth as much or more than all else.
Conversely, Auburn has seen a reversal of fortunes under former All-American running back-turned interim coach Cadillac Williams. The Tigers scored a massive 13-10 victory over Texas A&M in Williams’ first game replacing the fired Bryan Harsin, injecting energy into what had been an apathetic team.
Moreover, the events of the 2021 Iron Bowl should show that rankings matter little in this rivalry: Alabama entered the game as heavy favorites, but needed to score 10 fourth-quarter points — including a game-tying touchdown in the final minute — just to send the game to overtime. The Crimson Tide eventually won in four overtimes, helping cement Bryce Young as the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy.
Young will be the focal point of the Tide’s offensive attack, as will Jahmyr Gibbs, Cameron Latu, Ja’Corey Brooks and Co. Look for the Tigers to feature a heavy dose of running back Tank Bigsby — as well as a playbook that should feature nothing short of the kitchen sink.
Will this year’s Iron Bowl have similar theatrics as in 2021? Only one way to find out. The Sporting News breaks down everything you need to watch the Iron Bowl:
What channel is Alabama vs. Auburn on today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Live stream: Paramount+, fuboTV
Alabama vs. Auburn will air nationally on CBS, with Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson calling the game from the booth. Jenny Dell will report from the sidelines.
Options to stream the game include the Paramount+ and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Alabama vs. Auburn start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
The Iron Bowl will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., a 2:30 p.m. local time start.
Alabama schedule 2022
|Sept. 3||vs. Utah State||Alabama 55, Utah State 0|
|Sept. 10||at Texas||Alabama 20, Texas 19|
|Sept. 17||vs. Louisiana Monroe||Alabama 63, ULM 7|
|Sept. 24||vs. Vanderbilt*||Alabama 55, Vanderbilt 3|
|Oct. 1||at No. 20 Arkansas*||Alabama 49, Arkansas 26|
|Oct. 8||vs. Texas A&M*||Alabama 24, Texas A&M 20|
|Oct. 15||at No. 6 Tennessee*||Tennessee 52, Alabama 49|
|Oct. 22||vs. No. 16 Mississippi State*||Alabama 30, MSU 6|
|Nov. 5||at No. 10 LSU*||LSU 32, Alabama 31 (OT)|
|Nov. 12||at No. 11 Ole Miss*||Alabama 30, Ole Miss 24|
|Nov. 19||vs. Austin Peay||Alabama 34, Austin Peay 0|
|Nov. 26||vs. Auburn*||TBD|
* SEC game
Auburn schedule 2022
|Sept. 3||vs. Mercer||Auburn 42, Mercer 16|
|Sept. 10||vs. San Jose State||Auburn 24, SJSU 16|
|Sept. 17||vs. Penn State||Penn State 41, Auburn 12|
|Sept. 24||vs. Missouri*||Auburn 17, Missouri 14|
|Oct. 1||vs. LSU*||LSU 21, Auburn17|
|Oct. 8||at No. 2 Georgia*||Georgia 42, Auburn 10|
|Oct. 15||at No. 9 Ole Miss*||Ole Miss 48, Auburn 34|
|Oct. 29||vs. Arkansas*||Arkansas 41, Auburn 27|
|Nov. 5||at Mississippi State*||MSU 39, Auburn 33|
|Nov. 12||vs. Texas A&M *||Auburn 13, Texas A&M 10|
|Nov. 19||vs. Western Kentucky||Auburn 41, Western Kentucky 17|
|Nov. 26||at No. 7 Alabama||TBD|
* SEC game