War Eagle, everybody! It’s a fine fall morning, with finally a little bit of frost on the ground! It’s time to get fired up, and to cheer our beloved Tigers on to victory over arch-rival Alabama! It’s been 20 years since Alabama was forced to make their first trip to Jordan Hare Stadium, and Auburn will be trying to hand them their 8th loss on the green grass of Pat Dye Field!
In addition to beating Bama, Auburn has a number of records within reach. Senior defensive end Antonio Coleman has 22 career sacks, just 4 sacks shy of the record 26, set by Quentin Groves and Gerald Robinson. Ben Tate has 3168 career rushing yards, and needs just 200 in the last two games to surpass Joe Cribbs for 4th place on the all-time rushing list. Tate’s 1209 rushing yards this season ranks 9th in school history. If Tate racks up 200 total in the last two games, he’ll move into 3rd place, behind only Bo Jackson and Rudi Johnson. Chris Todd‘s 19 touchdown passes are just one short of the school single-season record. Pat Sullivan and Jason Campbell each had 20. Darvin Adams trails only Terry Beasley in single-season receiving touchdowns. Adams currently has 9, and needs 3 to tie Beasley’s best season.
Here’s hoping for a great Iron Bowl! We’ll be here all day, cheering on the Tigers! As always, feel free to chime in and tell us what you think!