Nov. 18, 2013
Auburn's Tre Mason hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark last season against Alabama (Todd Van Emst photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. – The stakes are high in this year’s Iron Bowl, and everybody knows it.
CBS announced Monday it will televise the Auburn-Alabama game Nov. 30 at 2:30 p.m. as its Southeastern Conference headliner from Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will decide the SEC West title, and will feature two Top 10 teams. Alabama is ranked No. 1. Auburn is No. 6.
Auburn has provided CBS’ audiences with thrills this season. The network aired Auburn’s 45-41 win over Texas A&M in a game in which Tre Mason scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:19 left, and the Auburn defense held off Johnny Manziel in the closing seconds. The Tigers overcame a 10-point and then a 3-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
The network was also on hand to record one of the most dramatic wins in Auburn history last Saturday when Ricardo Louis caught a tipped ball and scored the go-head touchdown with 25 seconds left to beat Georgia 43-38. The Bulldogs had erased a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit before the Auburn touchdown, and almost came back again before being stopped deep in Auburn territory on the last play of the game.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer for AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine