September 4, 2017
Hey, we didn’t blow OUR 34-point lead over the weekend. Yeah, we weren’t facing the hot-tub-sittin’ Josh Rosen, but Texas A&M has gone through the entire scope of their usual seasons under Kevin Sumlin in a single game.
You see L, A&M.— Mark P (@TheAuburner) September 4, 2017
We’ll still run into the Aggies in College Station (right where we like them) later in the year, but that’s a looooooong way off. We’ve got bigger fish to fry this coming weekend. It’s official CLEMSON GAME WEEK.
Still, there’s a ton left to unpack from the opener against Georgia Southern. Mainly, the defense and a historic performance on the Plains.
“You don’t get tired of doing the right things, the right way." @AuburnFootball DC Kevin Steele. http://bit.ly/2eyaBQy— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) September 4, 2017
Auburn defense sticking to simple approach for rematch at defending national champion Clemson #WarEagle http://bit.ly/2iX0I3F http://pic.twitter.com/LUSeLn3EBk— SEC Country Auburn (@SECCountryAU) September 4, 2017
Tre' Williams makes "extra-effort" plays in Auburn season openerhttp://bit.ly/2iX0IAH http://pic.twitter.com/QDw4Xwl9J1— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) September 4, 2017
[email protected] BLOG (w/VIDEO): Kevin Steele on Auburn’s historic defensive effort: “It started and ended up front” -http://bit.ly/2iW2KRV http://pic.twitter.com/pf3rtnSdxp— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) September 4, 2017
Flat out, the defense was incredible. 78 total yards on the night, and aside from the one 25-yard run by the Eagles, a staggering 0.96 yards per play allowed. Just nuts.
Couple of other things to unpack from the win — first of all, we got to see that Stidham likes to throw to a couple of guys in particular, including Will Hastings.
"When I was younger, I watched CFB every Saturday....'Man, it's cool to be them.' Now, I have the opportunity to be one." WR @WillHastings7 http://pic.twitter.com/k73Tv4HPjG— Jeff Shearer (@jeff_shearer) September 3, 2017
Daniel Carlson became Auburn’s all-time leading scorer in the victory as well, despite missing a couple of early long field goals. Hopefully that just takes the pressure off of him to be perfect moving forward and he can stick 20-30 field goals in Ed Orgeron’s face.
DYK | With that last FG, @DanielCarlson38 became the all-time leading scorer in Auburn history with 3️⃣6️⃣4️⃣ points! #WarEagle | #OurTime http://pic.twitter.com/AVWsi3KvBH— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 3, 2017
And finally, if you want to relive the victory and the aftermath, check out the Auburn Football Review as the Tigers improved to 1-0 on the year!
Go inside the locker room and hear from @CoachGusMalzahn after yesterday's win on the Auburn Football Review— WarEagle Productions (@AuburnVideo) September 3, 2017
Huge, huge game coming up this weekend. It’s one of three barnburners around the country Saturday night that the entire nation will be watching. Much more coming this week with Auburn and Clemson.
Until then, War Eagle.
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