Auburn All But Ends Alabama’s CFP Hopes

Jonathan Grant | December 1st, 2019

The Alabama Crimson Tide will not look bad too fondly on 2019 when they took on a team with the nickname of the “Tigers.” For the second time in a matter of four weeks, they went down to victory to one of them, and it was their main rival the Auburn Tigers that did it to them in the Iron Bowl on Saturday, all but eliminating them from College Football Playoff contention in the process.

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There was controversy, special teams mishaps and defensive marvels, and tons of scoring, but Auburn held serve at home to win 48-45 on an evening where the #15 team in the nation looks to have erased all hope of the previously #5 making it to yet another CFP, something that had been a guarantee. It will take a ton of fortune for Alabama to make it now, but we have seen crazier things happen, haven’t we?

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