Last night was a clear example of a team that has lost its focus primarily because of how the season has played out. It is much easier to dig down deep physically and mentally, when you have major goals to play for like 2013. This isn't the case this late into the 2014 season and it shows. [...]
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With just one second remaining in regulation two-time defending national champion Alabama, which carried an unbeaten record and the No. 1 ranking into the regular-season finale, missed a 57-yard field goal.
"It's tough," said offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, "but at the same time it's kind of good when you have a long week and Thursday evening you let them kind of decompress a little bit before you get into Friday and Saturday and you kind of get back at it. You do the best you can."
Atkins' final game as a player was the 1993 Iron Bowl in which Auburn defeated Alabama to complete an undefeated season.
08/30 vs. Arkansas (W 45-21) 09/06 vs. San Jose State (W 59-13) 09/13 -- Open Date -- 09/18 @ Kansas State (W 20-14) 09/27 vs. Louisiana Tech (W 45-17) 10/04 vs. LSU (W 41-7) 10/11 @ Mississippi State (L 23-38) 10/18 -- Open Date -- 10/25 vs. South Carolina (W 42-35) 11/01@ Ole Miss (W 35-31) 11/08 vs. Texas A&M (L 38-41) 11/15 @ Georgia(L 7-34) 11/22 vs. Samford (W 31-7) 11/29 @ Alabama