Iron Bowl carries BCS title stakes again - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Iron Bowl carries BCS title stakes again

Posted: Updated:

By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Iron Bowl figures heavily in the national championship race for the fifth straight year.

Losses by Oregon and Kansas State put No. 2 Alabama back in strong position Saturday night a week after falling to No. 9 Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide will face No. 3 Georgia in the SEC championship game with a win over rival Auburn.

The Tigers don't have an SEC win. The two teams have collected the last three national titles and Alabama was No. 1 going into the 2008 game.

The losses touched off a celebration around Tuscaloosa late Saturday with a YouTube video showing fans lining the streets near campus.

Tide center Barrett Jones says of the regular-season finale: "It's the West, it's all our hopes and dreams, and also, it's Auburn."

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.