The Iron Bowl is more than just a regular-season game. Bragging rights are at stake for both Alabama and Auburn.
Even though so much is said about the Iron Bowl every season, Finley admit that he didn't know anything about the rivalry before he arrived at Auburn.
"Before I got here, I knew nothing about the Iron Bowl," Finley told reporters on Tuesday. "They said as soon as I'm going to be out there, I'm going to be nervous ... But I'm calm and steady. I try to rise to the occasion."
Finley is starting the rest of this season for Auburn because Bo Nix is out with an ankle injury.
Last weekend, Finley completed 17-of-32 pass attempts for 188 yards and a touchdown in a loss to South Carolina. He acknowledged that he needs to play better if he's going to lead Auburn to a win in this year's Iron Bowl.
"Long story short, we just didn't get the job done," Finley said. "I'm looking forward to this week and showing everybody what we've been working on, and it starts today in practice"
Kickoff for this year's Iron Bowl is at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.