(AP) Cam Newton and Mark Ingram headline a talented group of runners
who plan to showcase their diverse skills in the Iron Bowl.
No. 2 Auburn has the nation's third-best ground game behind the
dual-threat quarterback Newton and tailbacks Mike Dyer and Onterio
McCalebb going into Friday's game.
No. 9 Alabama's backfield doesn't have the same versatility, but
Ingram won the Heisman Trophy last season despite getting shut
down by the Tigers and backfield mate Trent Richardson is back from
a knee injury.
Auburn linebacker Josh Bynes says if the Tigers can stop the
run, "we'll control the ballgame."
Alabama coach Nick Saban says defending Auburn will take "a lot
of discipline for everybody to do exactly what they're supposed to
do and be where they're supposed to be."
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