See Auburn football strike first vs. Alabama in Iron Bowl 2021 with touchdown pass

After Auburn and No. 2 Alabama traded punts for more than a quarter to open the 2021 Iron Bowl, the Tigers finally broke the ice with a 15-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Finley to Kobe Hudson.

Finley found Hudson open in the flats, and Hudson evaded a couple of Alabama defenders on his way into the end zone. The score came with 06:50 remaining in the second quarter and gave Auburn a 7-0 lead over the Crimson Tide.

The Tigers were aided on the four-play, 39-yard scoring drive by a targeting penalty on Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams against punt returner Ja'Varrius Johnson. After scoring, Hudson broke out Williams' signature karate-themed celebration, adding even more fire to the annual rivalry.

Watch the touchdown pass from Finley to Hudson below.

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Nick Saban is in his 15th season as the head coach at Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC). Auburn (6-5, 3-4) is coached by Bryan Harsin, who is in his first season with the Tigers.

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