The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the No. 13 Auburn Tigers in the 2016 Iron Bowl, 30-12. Here are the highlights, the game recap, and the final score.

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The 2016 Iron Bowl between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 13 Auburn Tigers was tight through the first half. Alabama would get a pair of field goals and a touchdown pass from Jalen Hurts to ArDarius Stewart to take 13 points into halftime.

However, Auburn would keep it close with a pair of Daniel Thomas interceptions and a trio of Daniel Carlson field goals. Despite losing magnificently in the first-half yards department 263-31, Auburn would only trail Alabama 13-9 heading into the second half at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the 2016 Iron Bowl.

Alabama would extend its lead on a four-yard Hurts touchdown scamper on it first possession of the second half. Down 20-9, Auburn would put together its best offensive drive to that point, but couldn’t muster any points. Carlson would miss a long 52-yard field goal.

The Crimson Tide would go for it on fourth down just inside Auburn territory. Hurts would the proceed to connect with Stewart on a 38-yard touchdown pass. That score would put Alabama up 27-9 on the Tigers on the Adam Griffith made PAT.

From there, Alabama would take over by wearing out the Auburn front-seven on the ground with its multitude of five-star running backs. Alabama would constrict Auburn like an anaconda and not let the Tigers get into the end zone. The Crimson Tide would win convincingly, 30-12 in the 81st installment of the Iron Bowl.

The Crimson Tide would improve to 12-0 (8-0) on the year and will face the Florida Gators in the 2016 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta. Auburn falls to 8-4 (5-3) in what has been an up and down season for Gus Malzahn’s Tigers.

Three StarsArDarius Stewart: Stewart had 10 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. He would also complete a pass for 12 yards in the 2016 Iron Bowl.Jalen Hurts: Hurts would complete 27 of 36 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He would also have 12 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown.Bo Scarbrough: Scarbrough would carry the ball 17 times for 90 yards as the leading rusher in the Alabama backfield.Highlights

The first TD of the 2016 #IronBowl?It goes to
FootballAU!The turnover sets up a 52-yard field goal for the Tigers. https://t.co/i3WRfX6ypy

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FootballAU defense is out here getting turnovers. #IronBowl https://t.co/Vyixb0lZOv

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Joe Namath stopped by the booth for a chat…and to say a fond farewell to Verne Lundquist. #IronBowl https://t.co/Pv57BHzaFC

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Next Game

Auburn is bowl-eligible and will be playing in a holiday season bowl in a few weeks. The bowl that Auburn will be playing in will be determined at a later date.

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Alabama will play the Florida Gators in the 2016 SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 3. Kickoff from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta will be at 4:00 p.m. ET. CBS will have the telecast.