1989 Iron Bowl

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The 1989 Iron Bowl, known as First Time Ever, was decided on December 2, taking the game to Auburn University's Jordan Hare Stadium for the first time in the series. It was also the first game to be played outside Legion Field in 42 years. The Tigers defeated Alabama 30-20.

A Bear Bryant-era contract to keep the game between the two teams in Birmingham was in question; Auburn's Pat Dye insisted the game be played at Jordan-Hare. As a compromise, he allowed the 1991 Iron Bowl to be played at Legion Field, Auburn's final "home game" in Birmingham.

Alabama entered the game undefeated, and ranked second in the country. Tigers running back Stacy Danley rushed 28 times for 130 yards to help propel Auburn to a 27-10 lead. The Tigers held on for the win, earning their third consecutive SEC championship and fourth in seven years. Alabama coach Bill Curry, who fell to 0-3 against the Tigers, would soon depart for Kentucky.

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