The Crimson Tide have a tough schedule to deal with this season, but they could be one of the few teams with a game against an FCS opponent.
A loss to the Tigers would send the Tide into the Holiday Bowl, which would give Alabama its first win in the Bowl Subdivision since 2000.
Auburn has played in four games since losing to the Tide, and the Tigers are a solid opponent for the Tide.
However, Auburn hasn’t been a top-10 team in the SEC since 2014.
Auburn also lost to Georgia in the Peach Bowl in 2016, and in 2018, Auburn will be without a defensive coordinator after former head coach Gus Malzahn was fired.
Auburn could be a good option for a win.
Alabama has had a lot of turnover since Malzahns departure, with many players returning to the team.
Auburn will also have some familiar faces returning, as junior defensive tackle Nick Perry and junior outside linebacker D.J. Humphries are both former defensive backs.
The Tide should be able to find success against Auburn.
The Crimson, who are ranked No. 14 in the AP poll, will travel to Auburn for the first time since 2002, when they defeated Auburn 37-10 in Auburn Stadium.
Auburn’s offense will likely be led by quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who threw for 2,849 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
The Tigers also have experienced wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who caught 12 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown last season in the Cotton Bowl.
Auburn is likely to be led with the passing game, with Heisman Trophy candidate Josh Jacobs and junior quarterback Brandon Harris Jr. likely to see the most action.
Auburn and Alabama will be the first teams to meet in a BCS Bowl since the 2000 Georgia-Alabama game.