After being in Norman, Oklahoma for Bedlam, ESPN’s College GameDay crew will be headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the 2020 Iron Bowl.
One of college football’s greatest rivalries will be the featured focus of next week’s College GameDay. ESPN’s crew is headed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama and the legendary weekly college football preview show will put a spotlight on the 2020 Iron Bowl this coming Saturday.
With the Alabama Crimson Tide remaining undefeated at 7-0 and the Auburn Tigers riding a three-game winning streak and improving to 5-2, the matchup will be arguably the best available game for College GameDay next week.
This is actually the second time this season that College GameDay will have been in Tuscaloosa for a game. Earlier this season, the show was on hand for the game between the Alabama and the Georgia Bulldogs. Alabama won that contest 41-24.
This will also be the second time this year that Auburn will have been the road team for GameDay as the crew was in Athens, Georgia for the Tigers’ game against the Bulldogs. The Tigers fell short in that matchup, losing 27-6.
But those previous matchups don’t necessarily indicate what will happen in this game. What makes this rivalry a spectacular one is that the Iron Bowl is often unpredictable and ends in strange manners.
The series has been split over the past four meetings, with Auburn winning in 2019 and 2017 while Alabama won in 2016 and 2018, each team winning in their home stadium. The last time Auburn beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa came 10 years ago when Cam Newton led a remarkable comeback that helped him win the Heisman.
With the location being set for Tuscaloosa, the College GameDay folks have to be hoping that this contest will be a competitive one. So far this season, GameDay has been on hand for just one game that was decided by a touchdown. Every other game has been a blowout of sorts, including the most recent rivalry game GameDay featured, Bedlam. Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 41-13 this past Saturday.