Major Reisman: "Eight"
Team: "Jimenez has got a date"
The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season and their future game against Auburn.
Back to work, with a renewed sense of purpose. The road ahead is a long one, six games in a row, three of them against top-ten rated teams who have more than enough reasons to hold a grudge against these Tigers after last year’s games. Each of those three top ten ranked teams are rivals for both the SEC Championship game and the College Football Playoff slots, and several are playing at the highest level they’ve achieved in years.
But I get the feeling this team and this coaching staff wouldn’t have it any other way. Oderint dum metuant as the poet once said. It’s time to buckle down and play some football.
If you’ve been following this series, you’ll know how this works, but if you’re seeing this for the first time I give a rating for each game based on the table below. I’ll also conduct an analysis of that team’s Efficiency Rating as the season progresses and present to you my comments about the matchups:
!!! – Best game of the week
!! – Surprisingly good
! – Average to good
? – Why would I watch this?
?? – Who would watch this?
??? – What the hell is this?
ER = Efficiency Rating (see the latest Cafe Malzahn updated numbers)
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Now, it's time to take a look at where this football team is, going forward. There is still a lot of football left to be played, and every game is important. Can Auburn gear up for another championship run in October and November?Read Full Story
The bloodletting has begun. The SEC West has started to play each other in earnest, and the teams currently at the top raise huge questions about the validity of nearly every preseason poll and pundit on the Internet, just like last year when they overlooked Auburn. The two Mississippi teams are now both bowl eligible and undefeated and looking stronger every week. Either this is an unexpected-once-in-a-lifetime occurrence (you know, just like last year), or perhaps those preseason polls and reports aren't worth the ether they're printed on?Read Full Story
Here’s the top 25 list for Track 'Em Tigers week seven Pick 'Em Contest ... JandOWarEagle continued his/her domination by winning the top spot for the fourth time this season.Read Full Story
Grading Auburn's disappointing 38-23 loss to Mississippi State. It was a matchup of heavyweight, Top 5 teams, but the Tigers failed to live up to that billing. Both teams uncharacteristically committed 4 turnovers. The difference in this game was ...Read Full Story
With both Mississippi State and Auburn ranked in the top 5, folks are calling this the biggest game in Davis Wade Stadium history. There's no doubt the game will be a tough matchup on the road for Auburn, one of 5 difficult road games this season. Auburn has already survived Kansas State in Manhattan. After this Bulldog tilt, Auburn has ...Read Full Story
The goal of this article is to provide a weekly snapshot of the key match ups in the top 25 with particular emphasis on future/past Auburn opponents and what it means in the Tiger’s quest to repeat as SEC Champions and a shot to win the first National Championship in the playoff era. While student athletes are working hard preparing for the game we are also journeying together, reveling in the moment of the season known as WEEK 7.Read Full Story
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- Oct 5, 2014 TET Pick Em Results Week Six
- Oct 4, 2014 Battle of the Tigers!
- Oct 4, 2014 College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday Oct. 4, 2014
- Oct 3, 2014 The Tiger Bowl’s Memorable Moments
- Oct 2, 2014 Week 5 Pick ‘Em Results for Track ‘Em Tigers
- Oct 2, 2014 Amen Corner Begins Early! – (a preview of Auburn – LSU).