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BCS Title Game Watch: Buckeyes Need Help

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No. 11 Auburn said "Not today!" to No. 7 Texas A&M last week, beating the Aggies on the road, 45-41. A win against Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl on Nov. 30 could heighten Ohio State's national title game hopes. Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.
No. 11 Auburn said "Not today!" to No. 7 Texas A&M last week, beating the Aggies on the road, 45-41. A win against Alabama in the annual Iron Bowl on Nov. 30 could heighten Ohio State's national title game hopes. Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images.

No. 11 Auburn is coming off a huge 45-41 road win over No. 7 Texas A&M and that guy who the Heisman Trophy last season. These Tigers (6-1, 3-1 SEC) have a favorable schedule ahead with Florida Atlantic (huh?), Arkansas (3-5, 0-4), Tennessee (4-3, 1-2) and Georgia (4-3, 3-2) on the docket before welcoming Alabama to “The Jungle” for the annual Iron Bowl in the regular season finale Nov. 30.

Should LSU fail the Alabama test in early November and Alabama still is ranked No. 1, Buckeyes fans will need to add “War Eagle!” to their  famous “O-H-I-O!” chant repertoire.

Alabama has won the last two Iron Bowls by a combined score of 91-14 (including last season’s 49-0 shutout) and four out of the last five editions of the rivalry (see: Nick Saban again).