Already No. 1 in the nation, Alabama emphatically reclaimed the top spot in the state.
Glen Coffee rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown and Nick
Saban's Crimson Tide snapped a six-year Iron Bowl losing streak
with a 36-0 win over bitter rival Auburn on Saturday, the biggest
margin in the series in 46 years.
The dominant win set the stage for Alabama (12-0, 8-0
Southeastern Conference) to face No. 2 Florida in the league
championship game with a berth in the BCS national title game on
Of more immediate concern for Tide fans, the state belongs to
them again. And there was little question of that by the middle of
the third quarter when a 10-0 game turned ugly - or beautiful,
depending on the perspective.