Alabama Upset By Auburn, Falls Out of CFP Picture

Auburn Tigers quarterback Bo Nix. Photo by Prentice C James/CSM/Shutterstock (10420412az)

The Alabama Crimson Tide, who headed into the weekend as the #5 ranked team in the country and with a big chance to qualify for the College Football Playoff, dropped the Iron Bowl to in-state rivals Auburn to kill all hope for their chances for qualifying.

Auburn, which came into the game with an 8-3 record and as the #16 ranked team in the country, took advantage of a strong running game and mistakes by Alabama quarterback Mac Jones to romp to their highest-scoring game against the Tide since 1969.

The Tigers returned two interceptions for touchdowns against Jones, one by Zakoby McClain and another by Smoke Monday.

JaTarvious Whitlow and quarterback Bo Nix each had big days on the ground, rushing for 116 and 44 yards with a touchdown, respectively.

Despite all of the mistakes made by Alabama throughout the game, Jones and running back Najee Harris kept them in it with big days in the air and on the ground. The signal-caller threw for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Harris ran for 146 yards and a touchdown.

Alabama had a chance to tie up the game late with a 30-yard field goal, but kicker Joseph Bulovas hit the post with the kick, sending Auburn to victory.

Now, both teams will wait to see which bowl game they will play in to wrap up the season.