A good friend of the blog ran a numerical analysis for us on the upcoming Iron Bowl and it makes for some really interesting reading. He compiled the stats from games that Alabama and Auburn played against their six common opponents (LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Tennessee) in an effort to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the two Iron Bowl combatants. It makes for good reading and I think it makes you appreciate Alabama’s offense even more than you already do. For all of the love that the Gus Bus is getting, Alabama’s offensive stats compare very well or even better in most cases. Of course on defense it’s another story as Alabama’s defense is infinitely better than Auburn’s. But, don’t take my word for it – take a look at the tale of the tapes and judge for yourselves and enjoy! (click the link below to open the PDF analysis)
Many thanks to the gentleman who provided us with this!