Stories by John Zenor

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Big plays propel Gators

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East ...
By John Zenor

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Southeastern Conference suffers through poor season

The Southeastern Conference's run of playing in the national championship game had to end eventually.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Close games have test Tide

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama hasn't steamrolled opponents with quite the same relentless regularity as some of its recent national championship teams.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Muschamp eager to get back to work

AUBURN, Ala. - Will Muschamp didn't last two weeks out of coaching. Muschamp accepted the job as Auburn's defensive coordinator 13 days after coaching his last game at Florida and following a ...
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Cooper changes Alabama's focus

Alabama's Amari Cooper has become easily the biggest, most dangerous weapon in a program normally defined by tailbacks and defense,
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Alabama, Missouri coaches have a history

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Four decades ago, Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban captured a conference championship with Kent State.
By John Zenor

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Alabama in a shootout? No problem

Alabama's opponents have to prepare for some no-huddle offense, a heavy dose of receiver Amari Cooper and maybe even a shootout.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Alabama, Missouri last teams standing in SEC

The chaotic SEC season comes down to Alabama vs. Missouri with no guarantees beyond that.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Iron Bowl quarterbacks have different strengths

AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama's Blake Sims is a passer who can run and Auburn's Nick Marshall is a runner who can pass.
By John Zenor

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

'Kick-Six' remains indelible part of Iron Bowl

Whether it causes heartache or elation, it's been hard to escape the play that sealed "Kick-Six" and Davis' name forever into the Iron Bowl vault.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Alabama hands No. 1 Mississippi State first loss

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Blake Sims, T.J. Yeldon and No. 4 Alabama's relentless defense delivered on a big stage, and the Crimson Tide held off No. 1 Mississippi State 25-20 on Saturday.
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Texas A&M stuns No. 3 Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. - Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two fumbles in the final minutes to cap a 41-38 upset of No. 3 Auburn, likely ending ...
By John Zenor

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Tigers pull off another end-of-game escape

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers have become the ultimate survivors. The third-ranked Tigers were pushed to the brink once again by No. 12 Mississippi only to recover one fumble at their 6 and ...
By John Zenor

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Auburn slips past Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. - Cassanova McKinzy recovered a fumble in the end zone to preserve No. 4 Auburn's 35-31 victory over No. 7 Mississippi on Saturday night in what amounted to the first College ...
By John Zenor

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Stakes high for Auburn-Ole Miss game

Auburn and Mississippi spent the week dismissing their standing in the first College Football Playoff rankings as mostly irrelevant.
By John Zenor

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Auburn must beat underdog South Carolina

AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn Tigers want everyone to know they haven't faded from the scene.
By John Zenor

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

SEC West is about to get wild

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.
By John Zenor

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Auburn must finish strong for shot at the west

AUBURN, Ala. - Gus Malzahn is hoping Auburn can be a second-half team again.
By John Zenor

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Alabama loosens up

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up, to stop fretting so much about the burdensome expectations surrounding the program. It worked.
By John Zenor

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Crimson Tide have their backs against the wall

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - It's not like Alabama hasn't been in these situations before: Facing intense pressure against a highly-ranked opponent with much of the nation watching.
By John Zenor
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