Who’s the best running back in the state of Alabama? Looks like we’re going to find out. Auburn’s Ben Tate is already on record (sort of) as saying that he is. The truth is that both he and Alabama’s Mark Ingram have had outstanding seasons. Both are alike in that they’re power runners and thrive on contact. Tate’s a little bit bigger, but Ingram’s probably more explosive through the hole. Ingram heads into this game as the front-runner in the Heisman Trophy race. But if he’s out-dueled by Tate, it will be interesting to see how much that hurts his chances. This is a nationally televised game the day after Thanksgiving, and everybody will be watching.
(Source - espn.go.com, What to watch in the SEC: Week 13)