– Chick-fil-A Bowl representative Reg McCrary will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Friday to scout the Alabama-Auburn game. The Tigers are considered a potential representative for the 2009 Chick-fil-A Bowl to be held on Dec. 31.
The ACC and SEC team selections for the 42nd edition of the Bowl will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 6. The Chick-fil-A Bowl is the oldest guaranteed ACC vs. SEC match-up in the bowl business.
Auburn (7-4, 3-4 SEC) enters the contest fresh off a bye and looking to regain momentum from a defeat at Georgia the week prior. The SEC's third-best offense (441.5 ypg) features playmakers both in the air and on the ground. Receiver Darvin Adams is tied for the SEC lead with nine receiving touchdowns and sits three scores shy of matching Terry Beasley's single-season record (12 in 1971). While tailback Ben Tate is third in the conference in rushing with 1,209 yards, freshman Onterio McCalebb ran for 60 yards and took snaps in the Wildcat formation against Georgia. The Tigers are 3-1 in four all-time Chick-fil-A Bowl appearances, most recently defeating Clemson in 2007.
Although Auburn has won the last three in the series at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Crimson Tide holds the all-time advantage in the "Iron Bowl" 39-33-1 and snapped a six-game series skid with a 36-0 victory in Tuscaloosa last season. Friday's contest kicks off at 2:30 p.m. (EST) and will air nationally