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    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:28:12 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one...
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  • Auburn football releases 2014 depth chart

    Auburn football releases 2014 depth chart

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:40:08 GMT
    Auburn football released its 2014 depth chart Tuesday. The Tigers will open the season Saturday against Arkansas. For a complete look at the depth chart, visit AuburnTigers.com. Copyright 2014 WSFA 12
    Auburn football released its 2014 depth chart Tuesday.
  • Malzahn talks about preps for Arkansas game

    Malzahn talks about preps for Arkansas game

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:40:00 GMT
    Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn spoke with the media on Tuesday morning about the Tigers' preps for Arkansas.
    Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn spoke with the media on Tuesday morning about the Tigers' preps for Arkansas.

So much has changed since the last time Alabama welcomed Auburn into Bryant-Denny stadium.

The second-ranked Crimson Tide were victims of the largest comeback in Iron Bowl history two years ago. Alabama is the team with flourishing Southeastern Conference and national title aspirations going into Saturday's game.

The Tigers bear little resemblance to the team that Cam Newton rallied from 24 points down two years ago on their way to a national title.

With everything left to play for, Alabama is a 31.5-point favorite in what shapes up to be one of the biggest mismatches the Iron Bowl rivalry has seen.

The Tide's Damion Square says he expects Auburn "to come play some bigtime football."

Embattled Auburn coach Gene Chizik says it will take a "near-flawless" performance to win.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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  • Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 08:28:12 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the...
  • Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

    Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:49:21 GMT
    Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point.
    Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point.
  • Heisman Trophy could go to unhyped player

    Heisman Trophy could go to unhyped player

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    In the last two seasons, college football's premier award has gone to players who had never taken a single snap in a college game prior to the start of their Heisman-winning seasons. This year, it could happen again.

    In the last two seasons, college football's premier award has gone to players who had never taken a single snap in a college game prior to the start of their Heisman-winning seasons. This year, it could happen again.

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