Iron Bowl 2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama get past Auburn, secure SEC title game berth

Derrick Henry ran 46 times for 271 yards and Adam Griffith kicked five field goals to propel No. 2 Alabama to the SEC West title with a 29-13 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday.

Iron Bowl 2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama get past Auburn, secure SEC title game berth


Griffith rose as an Iron Bowl legend for the Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) two years after his last-play endeavor touched off the Tigers' triumphant Kick Six play. Henry, in the interim, simply accomplished business as usual against Auburn (6-6, 2-6).

The Heisman Trophy applicant created his fourth 200-yard session of the season against a SEC barrier. He put it away with 19 keeps running in the final quarter, then broadened his school-record dash of recreations with a hurrying touchdown to 17 in the last moment.

Henry broke Trent Richardson's single-season surging imprint.

The Tigers remained nearby into the fourth, supported by Jason Smith 77-yard touchdown get in the second from last quarter which he twice tipped back to himself.

The Tide will play No. 10 Florida one week from now at the Georgia Dome for the SEC title and a second in a row compartment in the playoffs. Alabama entered the amusement No. 2 in the playoff rankings and like No. 1 Clemson experienced difficulty shaking its beforehand battling opponent.

Clemson survived a 37-32 alarm against South Carolina prior in the day.

Alabama's win additionally didn't come without a battle against an Auburn group that had battled all season.

Jake Coker finished 17 of 26 goes for 179 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown to ArDarius Stewart in the second from last quarter in the wake of escaping two guards.

Reddish skiped right back with Smith's implausible however shockingly recognizable touchdown get. Smith tipped the profound ball from Jeremy Johnson into the air twice with his right hand before gathering it and dashing to the end zone for the Tigers' longest pass play of the season.

It was reminiscent of Ricardo Louis' avoided get for a touchdown to beat Georgia two years prior for Auburn. Just this time no SEC or national title shot was at stake.

Johnson was 10-of-23 going for 169 yards. Jovon Robinson kept running for 53 yards however just had two second-half conveys.

Before Henry assumed control, Griffith kept the Tide ahead. His field objectives went for 26, 40, 26, 50 and 47 yards. He fell off the seat to endeavor a much more one on the last play against Auburn in 2013 that Chris Davis returned 109 yards for a triumphant touchdown.

Coppery set up Griffith's fifth field objective with two 15-yard punishments on the same play. Johnathan Ford was hailed for hitting Coker outside the field of play. The Tigers were likewise punished for unsportsmanlike behavior after protective facilitator Will Muschamp turned out on the field shouting at authorities, before getting drove back to the sideline by other Auburn staff members.

Reddish-brown's Daniel Carlson, a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, pushed his string of made field objectives to a school-record 16 with two more before missing a 48-yarder.
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