The Alabama defense will be challenged on Saturday against an Auburn team that ranks top 20 nationally in three major categories.

The Tigers are 17th in total offense, 17th in scoring offense, and 18th in rushing offense and will present the biggest test of the season for the Crimson Tide. There's a chance Alabama could get a few injured linebackers back in time for the Iron Bowl, but the defensive line will still be instrumental in limiting Auburn's attack.

Junior lineman Da'Ron Payne met with the media this week to talk about the rivalry game and the defense's preparation. Check out the video at the top of the page to hear everything he said.