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The Iron Bowl - Wins and Losses through the years

The fiercest rivalry in all of college football takes place each year in late November as the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers meet in a series known as 'The Iron Bowl'. The series earned its name following years of playing in Birmingham, known for producing iron.

The series started in 1893 when the two teams met in Birmingham. The Auburn Tigers clinched the first win of the series, which was played not in November, but in February! The teams met again that same year, this time in Montgomery. The November game saw Auburn take its second win.

Though the first game was played 110 years ago, the teams have not met 110 times. Between 1896-1900 and again between 1907-1948, the in-state rivals avoided playing each other.

To date, the teams have played each other 77 times in four different locations: Birmingham (53x), Tuscaloosa (9x), Montgomery (4x) and Auburn (11x).

Alabama had the advantage when playing in Birmingham (34-19). The teams were tied when playing in Montgomery (2-2). The Iron Bowl is no longer played in these cities, having seen its last matchup in Montgomery back in 1903 and in Birmingham in 1998.

The teams now alternate between Tuscaloosa's Bryant-Denny Stadium on even years and Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium on odd years, locations where Auburn retains the statistical advantage (7-4 in Auburn and 7-2 in Tuscaloosa).

Alabama holds the all-time series lead with 42 wins to Auburn's 34. The Crimson Tide has maintained the series lead since the 1965 season when it pulled to 15 wins over Auburn's 14.

The longest winning streak for Alabama is nine (1973-1981) under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant.

The longest winning streak for Auburn is six (2002-2007) under Coach Tommy Tuberville.

The Iron Bowl has featured a battle between in-state national champions for the last 4 seasons, a record. Alabama went on to when the BCS National Championship in 2009, followed by Auburn in 2010. The Crimson Tide won the national championship again, this time in back-to-back season in 2011 and 2012. Currently ranked No. 1 in the final year of the BCS, the undefeated Crimson Tide has a chance to enter the national championship for a third straight year in 2013.

Here's how the teams have done during each year's meeting. Note the absence of wins/losses during the years between 1895-1900 and 1907- 1948. The teams did not play during those years.

GAME YEAR LOCATION WINNER Win #
01 1893 (Feb.) BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #1
02 1893 (Nov.)  MONTGOMERY AUBURN #2
03 1894 MONTGOMERY ALABAMA #1
04 1895 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #3

 

No games were played between the teams from 1896 to 1899

 

05 1900 MONTGOMERY AUBURN #4
06 1901 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #5
07 1902 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #6
08 1903 MONTGOMERY ALABAMA #2
09 1904 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #7
10 1905 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #3
11 1906 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #4
12 1907 BIRMINGHAM TIE  

 

No games were played between the teams from 1908 to 1947

 

13 1948 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #5
14 1949 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #8
15 1950 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #6
16 1951 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #7
17 1952 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #8
18 1953 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #9
19 1954 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #9
20 1955 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #10
21 1956 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #11
22 1957 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #12
23 1958 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #13
24 1959 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #10
25 1960 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #11
26 1961 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #12
26 1962 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #13
27 1963 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #14
28 1964 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #14
29 1965 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #15
30 1966 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #16
31 1967 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #17
32 1968 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #18
33 1969 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #15
34 1970 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #16
35 1971 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #19
36 1972 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #17
37 1973 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #20
38 1974 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #21
39 1975 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #22
40 1976 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #23
41 1977 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #24
42 1978 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #25
43 1979 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #26
44 1980 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #27
45 1981 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #28
46 1982 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #18
47 1983 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #19
48 1984 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #29
49 1985 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #30
50 1986 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #20
51 1987 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #21
52 1988 BIRMINGHAM AUBURN #22
54 1989 AUBURN AUBURN #23
55 1990 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #31
56 1991  BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #32
57 1992 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #33
58 1993 AUBURN AUBURN #24
59 1994 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #34
60 1995 AUBURN AUBURN #25
61 1996 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #35
62 1997 AUBURN AUBURN #26
63 1998 BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA #36
64 1999 AUBURN ALABAMA #37
65 2000 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #27
66 2001 AUBURN ALABAMA #38
67 2002 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #28
68 2003  AUBURN AUBURN #29
69 2004 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #30
70 2005 AUBURN AUBURN #31
71 2006 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #32
72 2007  AUBURN AUBURN #33
73 2008 TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA #39
74 2009  AUBURN ALABAMA #40
75 2010 TUSCALOOSA AUBURN #34
76 2011 AUBURN ALABAMA #41
77 2012 TUSCALOOSA ALABAMA
#42
78 2013 AUBURN TBD TBD

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