No. 1 Alabama annihilated No. 22 Auburn 42-13 on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the 85th edition of the Iron Bowl. Alabama’s biggest stars shined bright over the 60-minute game, which saw quarterback Mac Jones make his latest statement for Heisman Trophy consideration completing 18 of 26 passes for 302 yards with five touchdowns.
Coach Nick Saban was unable to lead the Crimson Tide on Saturday after receiving a positive COVID-19 diagnosis during the week. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian stepped in as interim coach, but Saban watched along from home and was impressed with his team’s performance.
“I’m really happy with the result, I can tell you that,” Saban told CBS Sports’ Jamie Erdahl by phone after the game. “… We didn’t finish exactly like we’d like, but I’m really proud of our team and proud of our players. … It’s a great win. It’s always great to win this game, the Iron Bowl. It’s something special to the people of Alabama.”
Coach Nick Saban of No. 1 Alabama has tested positive for COVID-19 just days before the Iron Bowl. https://t.co/QM2jVW6RQh
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