Kirk Herbstreit on Iron Bowl outcome: ‘If I were a Georgia fan, I would want Auburn’

There’s a lot at stake in this year’s Iron Bowl matchup between Alabama and Auburn — a spot in the SEC championship game, as well as potentially a berth in the College Football Playoff.

The winner of this Saturday’s game between the Crimson Tide and Tigers will face Georgia for the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Dec. 2. So, which team are the Bulldogs hoping comes out of the Iron Bowl victorious?

Well, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit answered that question in a Q&A with DawgNation’s Seth Emerson, stating that he believes a rematch between Georgia and Auburn would favor the Bulldogs.

“If I were a Georgia fan, I would want Auburn,” Herbstreit told Emerson. “They’re two competitive teams, and being able to beat a team twice in the same year, let alone within a month is so hard to do. Because the intangibles, the human nature of Georgia playing in Atlanta as opposed to Jordan-Hare, imagine those Georgia players after what they went through in that stadium and that environment, how embarrassed they were, being able to take that field again against that same Auburn team. Think about the chip on their shoulder that they would have.”

Before either potential SEC championship game matchup, the Tigers and Crimson Tide face off this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.