Tide breaks through against Auburn 39-29 In a game that tends to bring out bad blood this one ended with fans throwing more than foam fingers on the field. Auburn roared out of the gate wasting little time putting up TD eating up chunks of yards with ease. Alabama had a tougher go of it on offense. On the first possession they were held to FG. They started with good field positon on their second drive after a pick by OLB Jeff Allen. That drive ended with a FG. Bama hit the trifecta on their next oppurtunity making it 3 FG's in a row. The sparks flew late in the second quarter when QB Aarron McCarron found WR Kendall Kelly cutting across the field for a deep TD pass. The following kick off had Tiger Fans going crazy when HB Xavier Barnes took it back 101 yards for a TD. The Tide was stunned and set to regroup at half and get the ball. There was enough time to get close enough for another FG so coach decided to give it a shot. Auburn changed its rush and came from the outside, McCarron stepped up and moved to his right and found a streaking Kelly for a 70 yard TD. The game was knotted up heading into the half at 22-22. Alabama would primarly stick to the ground game in the second half with HB Trent Richardson finding success in the middle and off right tackle they were able to dial up the McCarron to Kelly connection for one more 55 yard score. Auburn had more big plays up their sleeve turning small gains into big ones with nifty moves and bad tackling by Alabama. With Auburn Down by ten in the fourth the game got testy on a 3 and 8 Alabama inadvertently ran committ. This flustered the Auburn backup QB more than anything and he threw it out of bounds trying to hit a receiver quickly to the right. Alabama offered to give Auburn a 1st down but the Tigers were not takers. Facing a 4th and 8 the Tigers looked over the middle but the pass fell incomplete. Bama was looking to run the clock out and on 1st down saw a run committ against them. On second they thought they had Auburn sucked up tight enough to hit the TE but although he looked open the FS broke to the ball and picked it off and the Tigers were back in business. Time was dwindiling down and Auburn dug deep on their bench and brought the Wetumpka Wizzard (lifting his redshirt in the process) in hopes of leading an improbable come back. They tried some options but needed to throw the ball. It lead to hurry up attack. Just before a 3rd down play with the game under 4:00 min Auburn paused and never came back....after waiting to get clairification the game was finished without another score final 39-29.