The week of the Iron Bowl has finally arrived, it and feels nothing like Auburn football fans thought it would. Fans expected to pick up a seventh win and try for the first eight-win season since the Tigers picked up 9 dubs in 2019. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan.
Instead, the Auburn football team was steamrolled by New Mexico State, who dominated from the beginning of the game to the end and won 31-10. Now, head coach Hugh Freeze and the Tigers are tasked with dusting themselves off and looking ahead to the rivalry game.
Although on paper Alabama looks like the much better team, anything can happen in the Iron Bowl when it’s played in Jordan-Hare Stadium. If a miracle were to happen for this football team it would be in the Iron Bowl, and the hype for the rivalry game extends far beyond the state of Alabama.
Tight end Rivaldo Fairweather transferred to the Plains over the offseason from Florida International University and has been a massive asset on the Auburn football offense. Even though it’s his first season in orange and blue, he knows how important the game is. Despite leaving the NMSU game with an injury, he plans to be ready to go this Saturday.
The Iron Bowl is a big game that means a lot to Alabama and Auburn football fans, and it’s clear that importance resonates with the players who will be suiting up and hitting the field next weekend.