Auburn's "Wild Tiger" ends Bama's undefeated season Tuscaloosa... #6 Auburn 27 @ #1 Alabama 10 On a cold and dreay night in Tuscaloosa the Tigers were wild. Auburn for the third time in 4 years handed the Crimson Tide a stinging defeat. In two Auburn wins the Tigers ended Alabama 10-0 seasons. With HB Trent Richardson sidelined with a broken hand, Alabama was unable to get the run going and went to the air a season high 32 times. QB Star Jackson the nations most efficient passer coming into the game had his worse game of his career. Jackson was bothered early by the rush and seemed hurried when there was no pressure. This is a credit to Auburn who did a good job of mixing up defenses and disguising were the pressure was coming from. Jackson uneasy in the pocket ,sorely missed All-American WR Kendall Kelly who left the game in the second quarter with a bruised shoulder, put the ball in Auburn defenders hands 4 times and fumbled away a ball while being sacked. Auburn won the turnover battle 6-0. Turnovers, no running game, no threat on the outside, Bama was dismal on offense. Defensively Alabama limited Auburn to 1-8 on 3rd downs but seemed a step slow against the Tigers passing game which found holes in the zone at the right times,took advantage of mismatches in man coverage, and generated big chunks of yards after catching short passes. Alabama gave up some big plays against the option run but specfically its inability to stop the "Wild Tiger" took its tool on the Tide. HB Xavier Barnes ran it to perfection taking the option wide pitching to HB McCaleeb or just bull dozing up the middle himself. From here Alabama hosts a very good Virginia Tech team. Tech deep down inside was hoping for a Bama win so they could spoil Alabama's season. VT is much improved from the team Alabama stompped on 2 years ago @ Virginia Tech.