Auburn extends Iron Bowl streak to 6 with 17-10 win

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - It looks like Nick Saban couldn't figure out how to beat Auburn, either.

Brandon Cox scored on a 1-yard sneak with just under four minutes left and the 25th-ranked Tigers' played stingy defense in a 17-to-10 win over Alabama.

That extends Auburn's winning streak in the rivalry to a school-record six game.

Alabama (6-6, 4-4) hired Saban to coach the Crimson Tide after last season.

Alabama has lost its final four games and is one of 10 SEC teams vying for a bowl spot.

Auburn (8-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock after Brad Lester gained 12 yards on fourth-and-1 from the Crimson Tide 30.

The victory touched off a jubilant celebration, with defensive end Quentin Groves leading the band in the school fight song and coach Tommy Tuberville running off the field with six fingers extended into the air.

The Tigers already had their first five-year Iron Bowl winning streak since 1958 and kept it going with defense and a pounding running game.

The teams combined for just 507 yards, with both relying on defense and conservative offensive plans.

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