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Auburn vs. Clemson – Open Thread

By on September 1st, 2012 in Uncategorized 130 Comments »

By Acid Reign, (​ on September 1, 2012

Tigers tangle in the Georgia Dome tonight!​

Auburn vs. Clemson, Open Thread​

​     War Eagle, everybody! Can you believe it? The Auburn Tiger season starts tonight, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. It’s time now to find out what the Auburn team will look like, this year! We’re all hoping for a smashing year, and a crushing of our cousins from South Carolina in the Dome tonight!

     We’ll be here off and on all day, offering commentary on various games. At kickoff time, we’re going to have our usual play-by-play. It should be interesting, on this new platform. As always, feel free to comment at any time, and above all else, enjoy! Oh, and War Eagle! Beat Clemson!​



  1. Acid Reign says:

    …..First score update of the day, in the 3rd quarter, Notre Dame is having little trouble with Navy, leading 27-10 early in the 3rd quarter. The game’s being played where it’s late afternoon, in Dublin, Ireland!

  2. Acid Reign says:

    …..And now with 8:45 left in the third, the Irish are first and goal at the three, with a timeout. Looks like coach Kelly has his high-powered passing attack working pretty well, early in the season.

  3. War Eagle Atlanta says:

    Since Wednesday, the comments have totally disappeared on Internet Explorer and I’ve had to browse through Mozilla to see any. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

    • Acid Reign says:

      …..Have not noticed, but what I did just notice is that your comment did not appear on my screen till I just refreshed.

    • myauburn says:

      Having the same trouble with IE, Firefox works fine. Hope the page refreshes during the play by play, going to be a pain to hit refresh all evening. I am soooo ready for tonight, I have a good feeling about it.
      Real Tigers-31
      Other tigers-17

  4. Acid Reign says:

    …..Listening to Verne and Gary do a Notre Dame game is very strange. The Irish are pounding Navy, 40-10 late in the third, and looking to score again.

  5. Acid Reign says:

    …..It’s over in Dublin. Notre Dame smacks Navy, 50-10. UGA and Buffalo are just getting underway in Sanford Stadium.

  6. Tiger on the Mountain says:

    Happy Game Day!

    All my boys are in their Auburn gear. Their Noni braved airplanes with those headed to JerryWorld to restock us. I was trying to take a nap, but the weeest ToTM has different ideas (like he did ALL night long. AGAIN.)….guess I’ll have to go back to watching the Buffalo/UGA game. When I left, there were 5 minutes left in the 1st and Buffalo just scored a TD.

    WVU is having zero problems dismantling the Thundering Herd. Looks like OSU is working out the kinks against Miami (OH). PSU is starting slowly against Ohio…..that’s all I got. If this blog will let me log back in as ToTM from my iPad, I’ll be back, if not, then I will likely be lurking….

    This morning on Game Day, Jerry Jones and Herbie picked Clemson; Lee Corso picked Auburn. Tahj Boyd was cited as the reason, the ‘experts’ were giving Clemson the edge…again, I think that the new BVG defense will have a thing or two to say about that.

    War Eagle, party people!!!

    • Acid Reign says:

      …..War Eagle! Experts… wasn’t slobberin’ Lou picking Navy over Notre Dame last night?

      • Tiger on the Mountain says:

        Sounds like something Lou would do. I consider his appearance on shows, ESPN’s version of ‘assisted living’…..

  7. Acid Reign says:

    …..In the only SEC action at the lunch hour, Georgia has been toying with Buffalo, but now pulls out to a 24-6 second quarter lead.

  8. Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the Community Coffee scoreboard: Buffalo has run over Georgia reserve defenders, and has trimmed the Georgia Bulldog lead to 24-13, near halftime.

    …..In the battle of West Virginia, the Mountaineers lead 34-10 with just a few seconds left in the half, over Marshall, and they are trying to add more.

  9. Acid Reign says:

    …..The boo-birds are out in Sanford Stadium already, on the first day of September. Buffalo has knifed through the Bulldog defense in the waning seconds of the half, and they are at the Georgia one yard line with 10 seconds left.

  10. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and goal, The gun. And Mark Richt sees the the smash being called, calls a timeout.

  11. Acid Reign says:

    …..Buffalo with two tight ends, dart into the endzone, and incomplete. Clock did not run?

  12. Acid Reign says:

    …..6 seconds, and the field goal unit is in.

  13. Acid Reign says:

    …..Field goal attempt… Patrick Clark is good, with two seconds left in the half. It’s Georgia 24, Buffalo 16.

  14. Acid Reign says:

    …..At the half, Georgia leads Buffalo 24-16. Boo birds heard again.

  15. War Eagle Atlanta says:

    Which Buffalo is Georgia playing? The Bills?

  16. Acid Reign says:

    …..We’re into the 4th quarter of the early games. Georgia leads Buffalo (the Bulls, not the Bills!) 31-16. Still a little too close for the Bulldog fans, I’m sure. Bulldog D has been tackling better.

    …..West Virginia massacring Marshall, 69-20 in the 4th. Ohio State is out to a big 42-10 over Miami of Ohio in Urban Meyer’s debut.

    …..And now Murray hits Bennett to put UGA out to a 38-16 lead.

  17. Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the Chex Mix scoreboard: Penn State’s penalties kick in, as they are losing to the Ohio Bobcats, 24-14 late in the game. The Bobcats are trying to run the clock out.

    …..Syracuse and Northwestern are in a wild one. Northwestern has blown a 35-13 third quarter lead, and is clinging to a 35-33 lead with 5 minutes left.

  18. Acid Reign says:

    …..With 2:40 left, Syracuse hits another deep ball, and takes the lead!

  19. Acid Reign says:

    …..After a pass interference call on the 2-pointer, The Orangemen run it it, and lead 41-35. The Wildcats have 2:40 left to win it. Are those some wacky jerseys, or what? Northwestern looks like they are wearing hockey sweaters, with that big horizontal stripe!

  20. Acid Reign says:

    …..Northwestern drives to tie it, aided by a really stupid hit out of bounds by Syracuse. Review, then the extra point for the lead will come. Only 44 seconds remain, Syracuse has two timeouts left.

  21. Acid Reign says:

    …..Touchdown upheld, PAT is good. Northwestern leads, 42-41.

  22. Acid Reign says:

    …..Northwestern holds, and wins 42-41 at Syracuse.

    …..Georgia has finished the early game, taking care of Buffalo by the score of 45-23.

  23. myauburn says:

    Switching sports for a minute. Auburns own Jason Dufner shot a bogey free 66 to climb within 3 shots of the lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. No one is playing better as consistently as Jason. He is on the Ryder Cup team, has a better than average shot at winning The Fedex Cup, and in the running for the Player of The Year award.
    War Eagle Jason

  24. Acid Reign says:

    …..Halftime on the afternoon games, and Florida leads Bowling Green 14-7. Neither quarterback has done much, and Florida’s vaunted defense has allowed a Dave Clawson offense to generate a few drives.

    …..Southern Miss was putting a scare into Nebraska in Lincoln, but they are not playing defense like the Bower days. Nebraska leads at the half, 28-17.

  25. AubTigerman says:

    50 min to kick off! Vital signs starting to race.
    Lets get it on!

  26. Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the orange juice scoreboard (hydrating before the game!) Florida is clinging to a 17-14 lead over Bowling Green, at the end of the 3rd quarter.

    …..Nebraska is pulling away from Southern Miss, leading 42-17 in the 4th.

  27. Acid Reign says:

    ….Update, USM kicks a field goal, and trails Nebraska 42-20, with about 13 minutes remaining.

  28. Acid Reign says:

    …..Upset Alert: Nevada has scored to take a 31-24 lead over Cal, with only 36 seconds remaining.

  29. Acid Reign says:

    …..Florida gets some breathing room, with a 50 yard Driskell To Hammonds, and the Gators take a 24-14 lead in the 4th.

  30. AubTigerman says:

    Cory Grant and Erique Florence are in uniform. Wonder if they are ok to play?

  31. Acid Reign says:

    …..Florida with the field goal, now leading Bowling Green 27-14.

  32. Acid Reign says:

    …..Cal falls to Nevada, 31-24. First major upset of the day. I think a lot of folks thought Penn State would have trouble with Ohio, with nine guys leaving in the last month. The Bobcats are a veteran Frank-Solich-led team, that won a lot of games last year.

  33. Acid Reign says:

    …..And… ESPN’s fading in and out. Not an auspicious start!

  34. AubTigerman says:

    Start the 10 min. countdown.

  35. Acid Reign says:

    …..Erique Florence will probably play, but he’s 3rd team free safety, due to missing so much camp. Ryan Smith will start, backed up by Trent Fisher, according to this week’s depth chart.

  36. Acid Reign says:

    …..I’ve already noticed one thing. The "post comment" and the "logout" button are right next to each other, and look pretty similar! Hope I don’t miss during the game!

  37. Acid Reign says:

    …..Five minutes to kickoff! Can you stand it? WAR EAGLE!

  38. Acid Reign says:

    …..I’m hearing that there’s significantly more blue in the dome, than orange.

  39. Acid Reign says:

    …..Clemson has won the toss, and will take the ball.

  40. Acid Reign says:

    …..Here goes Parkey, booting it high in the air, and down to the endzone, and a touchback

  41. Acid Reign says:

    …..Power set. Ellington, snuvved by Lemonier, 2 yard game.

  42. Acid Reign says:

    …..Pistol, Ellington… for 6,

  43. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 1. Confusion… Ellington, has the first down.

  44. Acid Reign says:

    …..Lining up quickly. Under center, flushed, and Dee Ford has him, only a yard gain.

  45. Acid Reign says:

    2nd and 8. Fumble!

  46. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and long. 4 wide, rolling, SACKED! FORD!@

  47. Acid Reign says:

    …..Punting time for Clemson!

  48. Acid Reign says:

    ….Spencer Benton to punt. Short. Bray, fair catch. At the Auburn 41.

  49. Acid Reign says:

    ….McCalebb off left tackle, 4 yards.

  50. Acid Reign says:

    …..I set. Now gun, and the draw goes nowhere. Frazier down.

  51. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 8. Frazier in the gun. 3 wide. Missed Mason, lotta traffic.

  52. Acid Reign says:

    …..In comes Steven Clark. He’ll take, and boot this to the sky! Fair catch by Hopkins, at the 12.

  53. Acid Reign says:

    …..Boyd from the 11. Bell into the game for Auburn. Screen, and Hopkins is near the stake.

  54. Acid Reign says:

    …..Auburn slow to line up. Ellington, and he’s got 5.

  55. Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs. Flag… And Boyd hit Bryant into Auburn territory.

  56. Acid Reign says:

    ….Illegal motion! Wipe out that catch.

  57. Acid Reign says:

    …..First and 15. Boyd from the 19. Three wide. Ellington, and he is buried! Lemonier!

  58. Acid Reign says:

    2nd and 16. Pistol, fires, and dropped ball! Wheeeew.

  59. Acid Reign says:

    …..Possession play. And Auburn jumps offsides.

  60. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 10. Boyd will take, and he’s firing to Hopkins, first down at the 48.

  61. Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs, Howard up the gut, and 4 yards.

  62. Acid Reign says:

    …..Boyd, to the Auburn 40 to Hopkins. Another first down.

  63. Acid Reign says:

    …..Howard will just run over Darren Bates, 11 yards.

  64. Acid Reign says:

    ….New set of downs. Hopkins, beat Ryan Smith down to the nine. Poor tackling.

  65. Acid Reign says:

    …..Ellington, and he’s inside the 4.

  66. Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and goal. 3 wide. Ellington, stopped by K. Carter.

  67. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and goal. Running in a tight end. Pistol, to throw, runs, and he is stopped short, Davis!

  68. Acid Reign says:

    …..4th and goal, and Clemson is going. Heavy set.

  69. Acid Reign says:

    …..Auburn will sub, and Jumped! False start!

  70. Acid Reign says:

    …..Now Clemson sends in thefield goal unit.

  71. Acid Reign says:

    …..Catanzaro is up, and this one is good.

  72. Acid Reign says:

    …..With 5:22 left in the 1st, Clemson leads 3-0.

  73. Acid Reign says:

    …..Clemson is firing pretty quickly on those passes, and Auburn’s covering too loosely. Deandre Hopkins is getting way too much separation.

  74. AubTigerman says:

    BVG’s got to tighten it up.

  75. Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s the kick, down to Bray, touchback. Benton popped it 5 yards deep.

  76. Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers will have it 1st and 10 at the 20.

  77. Acid Reign says:

    …..Under center, Mason in. Play action, to LUtz, juggled, and he’s got a first down!

  78. Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs, the gun, screen to O-mac, big gain.`

  79. Acid Reign says:

    ….To the 45. Frazier under center. Mason will take, break a tackle, and gets about 2.

  80. Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and about 8. I set, fake, and and Blake has it, TOUCHDOWN~

  81. Acid Reign says:

    …..Just BEAT the free safety on the post, and gone!

  82. AubTigerman says:

    Touch Down Auburn!!!!!

  83. Acid Reign says:


  84. Acid Reign says:

    ….Parkey, is up and good! With 3:38 left in the first, Auburn leads 7-3!

  85. Acid Reign says:

    …..Honestly, I don’t think Clemson thought Frazier could throw that far. It was 50 yards in the air, maybe 55.

  86. Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s Parkey with the boot, and it’s deep, and another touchback.

  87. Acid Reign says:

    …..Here comes Clemson. Pistol. rollout, and the tight end is wide open, to the 35.

  88. Acid Reign says:

    …..Screedn, and Mincy has it down for about 3.

  89. Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 8, Ellington takes the snap, to the 44.

  90. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and short. Boyd keeps, and he fights up to the 47, first down.

  91. Acid Reign says:

    …..Pistol set. Motion. Gonna be chase, and he falls forward to the line, and the helmet is off.

  92. Acid Reign says:

    …..And the spot is back where the helmet came off.

  93. Acid Reign says:

    ….Ellington, hit, hit again, and he’s getting loose up the gut for the first down.

  94. Acid Reign says:

    …..Horrible tackling. Boyd to throw, and misses Brown, Ryan smith was there.

  95. Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Pistol. To throw, chased, he runs, inside the 30, lost the ball!

  96. AubTigerman says:

    Thank God for the turn over

  97. Acid Reign says:

    …..Auburn has it, Gabe Wright, at the 34!

  98. Acid Reign says:

    …..Now, we have a review. Think the ball was clearly being juggled.

  99. Acid Reign says:

    The call: CLemson keeps the ball, at the Auburn 28.

  100. Acid Reign says:

    …..It was close. Can’t blame ’em on that one.

  101. AubTigerman says:

    I can’t believe it. It was afumble!

  102. Acid Reign says:

    …..Boyd out, lost his helmet on the last play. Pistol… and you have to know Ellington gets it.

  103. Acid Reign says:

    …..Officials are now confused about the down. 1st down at the 28.

  104. Acid Reign says:

    …..Pistol set. Stout hands to Ellington, only two.

  105. Acid Reign says:

    …..Boyd back, and and flags. Illegal substitution!

  106. Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 13. Boyd with two backs. Takes, flushed, and tipped up by Holland, and couldn’t get it.

  107. Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and long. Blitz, SACKED!

  108. Acid Reign says:

    ….Dee Ford was LOOSE!

  109. AubTigerman says:


  110. Acid Reign says:

    …..That’s the end of the first quarter, and Auburn leads 7-3.

  111. Acid Reign says:

    …..We don’t seem to be handling tons of comments too well, so I’m starting a second quarter thread.

  112. Bo Dearmon says:


  113. AubTigerman says:

    Tre Mason almost broke it!

  114. Bo Dearmon says:

    Well, it appears Jake Holland has not improved any, his awareness is terrible