November 27, 2009
No moral victory for Auburn
Auburn's defense played its best game of the year, stuffing a powerful Alabama running game and holding Heisman Trophy candidate Mark Ingram to just 30 yards on 16 carries.
The Tigers' offense struck for 332 yards and 21 points against the nation's No. 1 defense including a 67-yard touchdown run by Terrell Zachery and a 72-yard touchdown pass from Chris Todd to Darvin Adams.
Auburn fought hard for 60 minutes but it still wasn't quite enough. A late fourth-quarter touchdown drive by Alabama gave them a 26-21 win at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
"There's never moral victories, not for me anyway," AU senior running back Ben Tate said. "You either win the game or you lose it. That's it."
Gene Chizik wasn't about to declare any moral victories either, but Auburn's first-year head coach was very proud of how hard his team fought against undefeated and 2nd-ranked Alabama.
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