TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Iron Bowl has long been a tool for both Auburn and Alabama. Steel sharpened steel. The most effective weapon prevailed, hardened by the experience. They were better off for it.
The 77th rendition of the rivalry won't be remembered that way. Alabama sliced and hacked and swung away at Auburn on Saturday afternoon, and the Tigers put up no resistance. The No. 2 Crimson Tide beat Auburn handily, 49-0, winning the SEC West title in anticlimactic fashion.
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