The Auburn Tigers are getting ready to host rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl, and it will be a very important game.

Alabama will be starting backup QB Mac Jones against the Tigers, so that will be an interesting battle to watch.

During a pregame radio interview, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn named a key on the other side of the ball, saying Auburn needs to run the ball in order to keep Alabama’s talented secondary at bay:

We’ll see if the Tigers can execute that game plan. It will be easier said than done against a tough Crimson Tide squad.

Plus, Alabama will be hungry for a win that keeps them in the College Football Playoff hunt.