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Tide Escapes Jordan-Hare With Narrow Win

Eric Smith scores a TD for the Tigers.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik said he liked his team's effort as his Tigers just missed knocking off an undefeated opponent on Friday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn took the fight to second-ranked Alabama, but came up one defensive stop or one more play on offense short of pulling off the upset as the Tide escaped Jordan-Hare Stadium with a 26-21 victory. Alabama drove 79 yards on 15 plays to take the lead for the first time in the game with 1:24 left on a four-yard pass to running back Roy Upchurch from Greg McElroy. Auburn's last... Recommended Stories