It’s set — Alabama is the champion of the SEC West and will match up with Florida in the SEC championship game. A win against Auburn puts the Crimson Tide just in the position they want to be in, one win away from another trip to the College Football Playoff.
Here are nine things to know:
- First things first, Alabama took care of Auburn on Saturday. See what an excited Nick Saban had to say about his Crimson Tide in his postgame remarks.
- In the game, star running back Derrick Henry broke Alabama’s single-season rushing record.
- But it wasn’t just that one record Henry broke. Here’s a summary of records that he broke, tied and nearly tied.
- Henry’s performance has many thinking he’s a lock for the Heisman trophy.
- As much joy as Henry and the Crimson Tide’s performance brought to Alabama fans, it seems like the former Auburn baseball coach might have been happy to see the Tigers go down, too. Later Saturday night he apologized for the tweet.
- Alabama’s kicker didn’t let what happened two years ago faze him when Auburn coach Gus Malzahn put someone in the end zone on his field goal attempt.
- ‘Bama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is interested in the Miami job according to a Miami-based rapper that seems to have connections to the team.
- Kiffin coached with a broken toe, according to a report, after his daughter jumped on it.
- One Auburn running back didn’t think Alabama was any better than the Tigers as a team.
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- The field at Jordan-Hare Stadium was a little slippery, AL.com’s Michael Casagrande wrote.
- Auburn wide receiver Jason Smith scored his first career touchdown in style with a ridiculous catch, AL.com’s James Crepea wrote.
- Auburn’s defense pulled its weight for the most part, but the offense struggled to keep up, AL.com’s Wesley Sinor wrote.
- More on Henry’s day from the Times Daily’s Alex Byington.
- USA Today’s Daniel Uthman broke down what each of the country’s top teams need to do to earn a berth into the College Football Playoff.
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- It’s been a wild roller coaster in Baton Rouge, so let’s catch up on what LSU has been up to. Before the game, despite the rumors, it was reported that if the Tigers beat Texas A&M, Les Miles could keep his job. Indeed, Miles will be returning, LSU’s athletic director announced after the game.
- After LSU beat Texas A&M, Miles was carried off the field by his players.
- The governor of Louisiana made it clear that he hoped LSU would stay with the Tigers.
- So did Shaquille O’Neal.
- On top of an emotional win against the Aggies, sophomore running back Leonard Fournette broke a school record.