With Georgia’s No. 1 ranking on the line, Brock Bowers caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Carson Beck in the final minutes of a 27-20 win over Auburn.
Auburn is seeking to show progress under first-year coach Hugh Freeze and beat the Bulldogs for the first time in seven years.
First-year coach Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers are looking for their first 4-0 start since 2019.
Alabama had many struggles in its ugly 17-3 win at South Florida on Saturday.
Payton Thorne passed for 282 yards and a touchdown and ran for 123 yards and two more scores to lead Auburn to a 45-13 victory over Samford on Saturday night.
As Auburn prepares to host Samford, it’s a chance for the Tigers to get their offensive issues, especially at quarterback, resolved before Southeastern Conference play starts.
“I don’t think we could have played any uglier or sloppier on offense. I’m really proud of our defense,” Auburn coach Hugh Freeze said about the Tigers victory.
Auburn has won its last five meetings against Pac-12 schools since losing the season opener 23-0 to USC in 2003.
Alabama has risen one place to No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25 College Football poll after its 56-7 season opening victory over Middle Tennessee State.
Payton Thorne threw for 141 yards and a touchdown in his Auburn (1-0) debut.