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Saturday Situation, Game 12

The matchup: Auburn (3-8, 0-7) vs. No. 2 Alabama (10-1, 6-1)

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron

Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa

When: Today, 2:30 p.m. CST

TV: CBS

Coaches: Gene Chizik is 34-18 in his fourth season at Auburn and 38-37 in his sixth season overall. Nick Saban is 60-13 in his sixth season at Alabama and 166-72-1 in his 17th season overall.

Senior Editor Phillip Marshall's prediction: Alabama 35-6.

Senior Writer Bryan Matthews' prediction: Alabama 45-14.

2012 STATISTICS

Points per game: Auburn 20.4, Alabama 38.1

Points allowed per game: Auburn 26.5, Alabama 10.1

Rushing yards per game: Auburn 153.5, Alabama 209.5

Rushing yards allowed per game: Auburn 191.3, Alabama 75.6

Passing yards per game: Auburn 164.4, Alabama 219.1

Passing yards allowed per game: Auburn 223.5, Alabama 164.5

Total yards per game: Auburn 317.9 Alabama 352.2

Total yards allowed per game: Auburn 428.5, Alabama 240.1

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Kiehl Frazier 62-115-8, 753 yards, 2 TD; QB Jonathan Wallace 41-66-2, 649 yards, 4 TD. RB Tre Mason 150 carries, 920 yards, 8 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 91 carries, 573 yards, 6 TD; WR Emory Blake 47 catches, 733 yards, 3 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 17 catches, 121 yards, 0 TD.

Auburn defensive leaders: Daren Bates 91 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 4 QBH, 2 FR; Demetruce McNeal 90 tackles, 7 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 2 QBH; Jermaine Whitehead 80 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU, 1 FR.; Jake Holland 67 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 PBU, 6 QBH; DE Corey Lemonier 29 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 12 QBH, 1 FF.

Alabama offensive leaders: QB AJ McCarron 163-244-2, 2291 yards, 21 TD. Eddie Lacey 146 carries, 870 yards, 12 TD; T.J. Yeldon 121 carries, 809 yards, 9 TD. WR Amari Cooper 40 catches, 658 yards, 6 TD; WR Kevin Norwood 21 catches, 330 yards, 2 TD; WR Christion Jones 21 catches, 284 yards, 4 TD.

Alabama defensive leaders: C.J. Mosley 89 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 INT, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Vinnie Sunseri 50 tackle, 6 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, FR; Nico Johnson 50 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 QBH, 1 FF; Tony DePriest 49 tackles, 2 QBH.

Notable: Thirteen Auburn seniors will wear Auburn uniforms for the final time. They are 33-18 for their careers. ... Alabama leads the all-time series 41-34-1. ... Auburn is 7-1 in games played in Tuscaloosa. ... Onterio McCalebb is the second player in SEC history to have 2000 rushing yards, 1000 return yards and 500 returns yards. ... McCalebb leads all active players with a career average of 6.42 yards per carry. ... Auburn, 0-7 in the SEC, has never been 0-8 ... An Auburn loss would leave the Tigers with a 3-9 record, their first season since 1950 with more than eight losses.

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