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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Auburn did what it needed to defensively to hang around in the first half.
The Tigers got after Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson, pressured him and got their hands on a few balls.
But offensively, it was the same old story for the Tigers. They couldn't move the ball.
Alabama took a 3-0 lead as the first quarter expired on Leigh Tiffin's 37-yard field goal and did so with one of those drives that has made the Crimson Tide so dominant in the first half this season.
They kept the ball more than seven minutes and moved 76 yards in 15 plays. Included was a fourth-down conversion at the Auburn 30.
As a side note, Auburn has now gone 12 straight years without giving up a first-quarter touchdown to Alabama.
The more you watch these two teams play, the more it looks like the Tigers are going to need a big play from their defense or special teams to get their offense going.