Alabama humiliated Auburn in the annual Iron Bowl rivalry game. Auburn’s defense was dominated by Alabama’s rushing game powered by Trent Richardson and a sophisticated passing game from A.J. McCarron. Auburn’s offense was ineffectual throughout the day.
Highlights include A.J. McCarron’s spectacular touchdown pass off the flea flicker, McCarron throwing a touchdown pass to Alabama’s Brad Smelley who was behind the Auburn defense, Auburn’s defense stepping up to force a McCarron fumble recovered for a touchdown, Alabama star running back Trent Richardson catching a pass for a touchdown, Alabama’s defense getting a pick-six and Fowler scoring the final points of the 2011 Iron Bowl.
Alabama posted 397 yards of total offense with Trent Richardson gaining 203 yards rushing. Brad Smelley caught six passes for 86 yards for Alabama. Alabama held Auburn to only 140 yards of total offense, and the offensive guru Gus Malzahn was shutout with Auburn’s only scores coming on defense and special teams.