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Tigers Take Texas A&M! (Grading Auburn’s 28-20 win over the Aggies)

By on September 22nd, 2019 in Football Comment »

Anthony Schwartz lit the fuse!
(John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports)

     War Eagle everybody! It’s time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn’s SEC road opening 28–20 win over number-17-ranked Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. This game almost got away late, as the Aggies rolled over the Tiger defense in the 4th quarter to the tune of 17 points. Auburn had to recover an onside kick and run out the clock with a first down late.

     Quite frankly, I was worried about how Auburn was going to manage to move the ball against a very stingy defense. The first drive featured an ineligible receiver downfield penalty, and bell-cow running back JaTarvious Whitlow was nowhere to be seen. I don’t think the Aggies were really prepared for the quicker Shaun Shivers. Nor were they prepared to see Bo Nix keep the ball on the zone read. A few plays later, Auburn caught the Aggies with a reverse to Anthony Schwartz, and the speedy wide receiver was off to the races for a lead that would have been good all the way into the 4th quarter.

     In Auburn’s third series, Bo Nix threw just enough to keep the Aggie defense honest, and Auburn methodically moved the ball down to the 6-yard line. From there, Joey Gatewood came in at quarterback and surprised everyone in the stadium when he threw the ball to John Samuel Schenker, who was wide open in the end zone for the score.

     Trailing 14–3 at the half, the Aggies fumbled on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, and Auburn was in business at the Aggie 38. Bo Nix completed passes to Jay Jay Wilson, Anthony Schwartz on a pop pass, and a slant and crash to Seth Williams for the touchdown. The Aggies were in trouble from that point on, trailing 21–3.

     Texas A&M would cut the Auburn lead to 21–10 early in the 4th quarter, but Auburn went 69 yards in 12 plays, mostly on the ground, with a well-rested JaTarvious Whitlow leaning on a tired Aggie defense. The Aggies would add a field goal drive and a late touchdown drive against a pretty soft Auburn prevent defense to account for the final margin.

     The Auburn defense played lights out for 3 quarters and largely stoned the Aggie rushing attack. Unfortunately in the 4th quarter, Auburn had no answer for quick passes from Aggie quarterback Kellen Mond and surrendered a ton of yardage. Other teams have also exploited that against Auburn this season. I’d expect Mississippi State to go right to that strategy next Saturday evening against the Tigers.

     Auburn had the best special teams day of the year, allowing 7 total punt return yards on 3 returns. Arryn Siposs flipped the field on punts. Anders Carlson was again successful on every kick, and Auburn sported dangerous return units. About the only quibble I can come up with here is one second-half punt fielded at the 4-yard line.

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Attack the Aggies! (Auburn at Texas A&M Open Thread)

By on September 21st, 2019 in Football Comment »
An imposing venue awaits the Tigers this afternoon.     War Eagle, everybody! SEC football is back today in full swing. This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas. This game is an important SEC Western Division matchup. While we can't exactly say that the loser will be e... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 9-21-19

By on September 20th, 2019 in Football, News Comment »
War Eagle folks the first big SEC matchup of 2019 will take place this Saturday in College Station, Texas when No. 8 Auburn goes against No. 17 Texas A&M in the CBS Game of the Week. It will be the second ranked opponent the Tigers have faced. Although the higher-ranked team, Auburn is a four-point underdog heading into fame... Read Full Story

A Tough Trip to Texas A&M

By on September 19th, 2019 in Football 4 Comments »
An afternoon battle in College Station, Texas(AP photo: Sam Craft)     War Eagle, everybody! This week, the Auburn Tigers head to College Station, Texas, to open the SEC season at Texas A&M. The Aggies come into this game at 2–1 and are looking for their first win over top-ten competition against the Auburn Tigers. Aft... Read Full Story

Tiger Eye Review—First Showdown-Saturday Edition

By on September 18th, 2019 in Football 4 Comments »
The first quarter of the season is over, and the initial numbers are in to reveal what this season will bring.Unfortunately, due to the nature of scheduling, some of these numbers are significant and meaningful due to the quality of opponents, and likewise some of these numbers are insignificant, also due to the quality of oppon... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em Results: WEEK 3

By on September 17th, 2019 in Football Comment »
War Eagle everybody!  The results from week three are in the books!  Auburn got tuned up last week with a victory over Kent State, but now it's time for SEC play!  Holding on to that #8 spot will be on the line as they play those Aggies out west.As far as the contest goes, Oracle holds a commanding lead right now over Blue520... Read Full Story

Auburn vs. TAMU: The Yearly Defining Moment

By on September 17th, 2019 in Football 4 Comments »
It seems that every year, the matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies has come to define Auburn's season. In 2012, it was the moment when everyone realized that Gene Chizik's tenure on the Plains was doomed. In 2013, it was Slammin' Sammie Coates and the realization that Auburn could be a special team afte... Read Full Story

Clobber Kent State! (Auburn vs. Kent State Open Thread)

By on September 14th, 2019 in Football Comment »
It is homecoming week on the Plains     War Eagle, everybody! This evening the Auburn Tigers host the Kent State Golden Flashes in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Both teams are coming off wins and are looking to successfully continue their respective seasons. For Auburn, it's a week to work on the offense after gaining just 379 yards ... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Week 3 of 2019 Season

By on September 13th, 2019 in Football, News 1 Comment »
War Eagle folks! It’s week three of the 2019 College Football season. Below we have the broadcast schedule of all of Saturday’s games leading up to and after Auburn’s 6:00 p.m. CT kickoff against Kent State. There will be three games on Friday. At 6:30 PM CT Kansas plays Boston College on the ACC Network, and ESPN will bro... Read Full Story

Auburn Hosts the Golden Flashes

By on September 12th, 2019 in Football 3 Comments »
Auburn and Kent State meet for the first time     War Eagle, everybody! This week, the Auburn Tigers host the Kent State Golden Flashes in an SEC vs. MAC "preseason," hopefully, tuneup game. The Golden Flashes come into this game at 1–1 and are looking for a big payday against the Auburn Tigers. After the game in Auburn, K... Read Full Story

10 College Teams Putting the Most Players in the NFL

By on September 11th, 2019 in Football 7 Comments »
Which colleges have produced the most active football players in the NFL? According to a January, 2019 article by US News and World Report, the following list makes up the top 10.Auburn and UGA tied at 28 eachClemson 29University of Southern California 32Florida State 33University of Miami and Ohio State tied at 36 eachUniversit... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em Results: WEEK 2

Good evening, Auburn family and Auburn friends! It’s time now for the results of WEEK 2 of the Pick’em contest. A busy weekend with many college teams facing their first true durability test while others played tune-up games for upcoming conference games. Our own Auburn Tigers rode the Green Wave to victory over one of the c... Read Full Story

Upon Further Review: Tigers Are Who “Vegas” Said They Were

By on September 10th, 2019 in Football 10 Comments »
All week, SEC fans heard how this Tulane team wasn’t the same Tulane team of old. Auburn fans  may have scoffed at the idea of a middle-of-the-pack AAC team competing with it inside Jordan-Hare. The line started at 17 points. Some places had it as high as 20. To many, the Vegas line looked like a gimme. So what if Auburn was ... Read Full Story

Drain the Green Wave! (Auburn vs. Tulane Open Thread)

By on September 7th, 2019 in Football 16 Comments »
An opener tougher than expected?     War Eagle, everybody! Today marks the 2019 home opener for the Auburn Tigers. Making the trip up from New Orleans, Louisiana to play the Tigers tonight are the Tulane Green Wave. When this game was scheduled, Auburn was looking for an easy nonconference game. That may not be the case as T... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Second Week of 2019 Season

By on September 6th, 2019 in Football, News 1 Comment »
War Eagle folks! What a exciting win Auburn had last Saturday over No. 11 Oregon. This weekend the Tigers have their first game of the season at Jordan-Hare against Tulane. Although the Green Wave are not a ranked team, they should not be taken lightly. The boys from New Orleans are led by LSU transfer quarterback Justin McMille... Read Full Story

Track ‘Em Tigers TV … First Episode of 2019 Season – Auburn vs. Oregon

War Eagle folks and welcome back to another year of Track 'Em Tigers' TV.  We at Track 'em Tigers are excited to be covering the 2019 Tigers.  We hope you'll join Coach Ron Nelson and myself every week here at Beam TV as we discuss and recap each Auburn game during the season. Today the coach and I will be looking at Auburn's ... Read Full Story

D-Line U

By on September 4th, 2019 in Football 2 Comments »
Football is back with a BANG!  What an incredible come-from-behind win over a highly ranked Oregon team.  I think plenty has been said and written about this instant classic since last Saturday, so I’m going to take a look at something else that caught my eye in the college football stratosphere.  I recently read an article... Read Full Story

The Good, The Bad, and The Jury Is Still Out

By on September 4th, 2019 in Football 6 Comments »
It was the biggest game of the new season, and it didn’t disappoint. In a weekend of football that was both loved for the return of football and also loathed due to a lack of marquee games, Auburn and Oregon delivered in a big way. The Week 1 schedule was known to be a bit of a clunker all offseason, so the only matchup of ran... Read Full Story

Tiger Eye Review—WYSIWYG Edition

By on September 4th, 2019 in Football 9 Comments »
What you see is what you getThe Tiger-Eye Review looks at the games that all SEC teams play throughout the season.  I’ll review the week’s games and highlight points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for the remaining season for the premier conference of NCAA football and any future games these teams may play aga... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em: Week 1 Results

By on September 3rd, 2019 in Football 1 Comment »

Here is the Top 25 leader board for week one. It's NOT TOO LATE for you to get in on the action. Remember, we drop the lowest TWO SCORES at the end of the season so there's still time sign to up. The Golden Bo Trophy awaits the winner.

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Was Auburn Victory a Miracle Win for Tigers?

By on September 3rd, 2019 in Football, News 21 Comments »
Has there ever been a more anticipated debut for an Auburn player than that of freshman Bo Nix? The hype surrounding the freshman has grown exponentially since the five star signed with the Tigers back in February. Mr. Alabama Football led his high school team to back-to-back state titles, but even that paled in comparison to th... Read Full Story
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