1957 Iron Bowl

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The 1957 Iron Bowl took place on Saturday November 30, 1957 at Legion Field in Birmingham. Auburn shut out the Alabama Crimson Tide 40-0 on the way to the Tiger's and Shug Jordan's first National Championship. It was the 21st contest in the series between Alabama and Auburn, and the 10th to be played at Legion Field. The final score was the biggest margin of victory of any previous matchup between the two teams.

Auburn led at halftime 34-0, causing most of the Alabama fans to leave. The bitter cold and windy weather, entering the stadium via the end zones which at the time were not fully enclosed, also caused many Auburn fans to leave early. Coach Jordan played several second- and third-string players in the second half.

Auburn had a live tiger roaming the sidelines of the game as its mascot, borrowed from the Birmingham Zoo, which during the late 1950s had "The Auburn Tiger" as an exhibit.

Auburn finished the season 10-0, and was awarded the top spot in the Associated Press's final poll for the season. The Tigers did not play in a post-season bowl game due to NCAA probation.

The Tide finished the season 2-7-1, and the 1957 Iron Bowl was Ears Whitworth's final game as head coach.

Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn)
Sites: Alabama State Fairgrounds, Bryant-Denny Stadium, Highland Park (Montgomery), Lakeview Park, Jordan-Hare Stadium, Legion Field, Riverside Park (Montgomery), and West End Park.
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