College GameDay spent Saturday morning in Auburn, site of the Tigers’ Iron Bowl game against Alabama (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The show’s celebrity guest picker was Auburn alum Charles Barkley, who went against the rest of the panel and picked his Tigers.
He was right! Auburn ended up winning 26-14 to clinch the SEC West.
Barkley brought up Auburn’s last win, the 2013 Kick Six game, which ended with Chris Davis returning a missed field goal all the way downfield for a touchdown.
“I’m just gonna say this: A few years ago, it was the Kick Six. Today, it’s gonna be the Kick Ass,” Barkley deadpanned, as the Auburn students behind him went wild.
Lee Corso went with Alabama, undeterred by all the booing he surely knew such a pick would invite. He put on that elephant head with pride.
With the victory, Auburn won the SEC West, and will play for a Playoff berth in the SEC Championship Game next weekend.