This year’s Iron Bowl is a big one, as the winner will go to the SEC Championship Game, while the loser will have its College Football Playoff hopes dashed.
However, Alabama QB Jalen Hurts also has some extra motivation for the big game in two weeks, thanks to a bet with NBA legend and Auburn alum Charles Barkley.
“Jalen Hurts challenged me to a bet, and I ain’t forgot, Jalen,” Barkley said on JOX 94.5 FM’s The Round Table on Tuesday. “So, I’m either going to wear an Alabama jersey on TV or he’s going to have to wear (an Auburn jersey) on campus. … I’ve got the jersey coming. … But my Tigers need to win because I don’t want to wear that crap on TNT.”
Auburn will host this year’s rivalry game, fresh off a win over No. 1 Georgia last weekend. The Tigers are riding high, but the Crimson Tide are undefeated and likely to be the No. 1 team in the country in two weeks.
Hurts will have to play the game of his life, otherwise he’ll be sporting an Auburn jersey on campus in a couple of weeks.