A Historic Title Game! (Auburn vs. Georgia Open Thread)
Let’s celebrate another Auburn championship!
(Photo by Acid Reign)
War Eagle, everybody! It’s SEC Championship day! In Atlanta in the shiny new Mercedes Benz Stadium, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Georgia Bulldogs for the second time in less than a month for the big prize. The winner takes home the coveted SEC trophy and is virtually guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. The loser might get into a New Year’s Six bowl, most likely something with more Citrus in it.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn has a chance to make history. He could win his second SEC title in 5 years while coaching in the same division with Nick Saban. How impressive would a second SEC Title be as an Auburn coach? Shug Jordan couldn’t win 2 titles. Tuberville couldn’t do it. Nor could Gene Chizik. Today Malzahn can become only the second coach to win two or more, joining Pat Dye. The SEC Title Game will kick off at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time, and it will be nationally televised on CBS.
Weather won’t be a factor in this game, however, playing in a dome can be rough. Both teams have become used to playing in breezy fall weather. In a dome, it will be at least 10 degrees hotter. And grass is a lot more forgiving than artificial turf stretched over concrete. For those fans attending various pregame festivities in downtown Atlanta, expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60’s. A fog-shrouded near-full moon should greet fans exiting the stadium after the game concludes.
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will be on my Thinkpad for my usual play by play, operating remotely for this one. If I’m slower than usual, and miss a play or two, that’s why. War Eagle, and let’s see if Auburn completes an SEC championship run against the Georgia Bulldogs
Several issues to discuss. First Auburn should not pay anymore money to Gus, let him go to Ark. This Mickey Mouse staff had this team not ready to play and compete, once again, in a big game. The hs baseball coach chip lindsey should be fired. The second down trick play with a 290 lb tackle playing wr cost us this game. We were gaining 3-4 yrds per rush and that stupid play call cost us this game.
Second- once again bama is going to back into a nat title. They are not punished for a loss so why should we keep playing them. The SEC schedule is crap with us having to play GA, AL and then poss championship. Also, we should never, ever schedule a non-conference game against a top ten opp. We dont need to do this. We will play LSU, Texas AM, GA and Bama every year . That should be enough. Ohio St did not get a do over with Iowa, GA did. I am all for doing away with SEC championship. Selection Comm does not value them. It cost Au a place in playoff.
Unrelated, but can someone at AU please, please demand that the SEC change the scheduling back to split the home/home road/road Uga / ua games? Name me a school that has such a scheduling dilemma? Sure it worked for us this year, what about next? And every other even numbered year?
And yes that was a dirty UGA team.
Am I that fan because I think Gus can’t adjust? No KJ no offense?
2nd and 6 on the 14. We are about to go up 14. Cam Martin just picked up 4 on first down. We are running the ball well at this point. I believe 2 more runs and it is 1st and goal. Instead we go cute and end up fumbling the ball away. It started going south at that point.
Gus Malzahn at press conference as said by SEC Nation:
‘“Yes,’ Malzahn says. ‘I’m happy to be here at Auburn.’ Goes on to say he the future is bright on the Plains ‘wants to be’ the head coach at Auburn next year. Doesn’t say he will be.”
I really envision 2004 type of scenario where the entire team comes back with the intent of winning a national championship. Cadillac and Ronnie Brown both came back for their senior seasons for that specific reason.
I thought Jawja played one the dirtiest games I have ever watched
Yeah, arm talent, but probably not enough film on him. Again, none of the talent coming back will matter if we get a new coaching staff. Can’t stress that enough.
Stidham is draft eligible, but I don’t see him as getting a high enough draft grade to justify his leaving after only about 16 games as starter.
Isn’t Stidham draft eligible? This is his 3rd year of eligibility.
Well, our best DL aren’t draft eligible, except Holland. And it’s not clear that he will leave. If he does leave, Moultry is clearly being groomed to be his replacement. Every last receiver will be back, and Pettway pretty much has to come back now. The only question is OL, but we already know who the two guards will be and the LT. The OL will be just fine.
Dyingculture I was half hoping that CCL would leave for hope of stealing away Kendal Briles at OC
And I just don’t see that the South Alabama job is enough to convince Lindsey to leave. It’s plain as the nose on your face that another two years as OC at Auburn would qualify him for a power 5 HC job.
Dyingculture if you’re right, we will be loaded next year
I think Gus gets the “package” that he wants and stays at Auburn, because as mentioned, who would replace him?
We will be out of the playoff next year because we’ll have a new staff I think. Talent will be wasted because fans think 10-2 with wins over Bama and UGA isn’t good enough.
I hope Gus stays because we have a great bowl game coming up (somewhere). So let’s get well, kick some more dog crap out of our bowl opponent, and then get ready for next year… which should be awesome! The last two weeks made up for everything that went bad during the season! War Damn Eagle!
I can’t envision a scenario where we arent in the playoff next year. The entire offense will be back, almost the entire front 7 will be back, and I am betting almost the entire coaching staff will be back. The only players who might leave early might be Holland and KJ.
Tonight was just a loss, because the team didn’t play as well as the other team. Not Gus’s fault.
Extremely worried about the next few years… I think CGM goes to Arky and makes them sneaky competitive, Jimbo gets Texas A&M competitive, UGA will be the UAT of the East, and Auburn will have to rebuild with a new HC. With no homerun hires on the table.
We should certainly be in contention. I just don’t want to see any dumb LSU game-like stuff. If we get beat, we get beat, but it should NEVER be due to poor game planning and coaching. Not at what we’re paying.
All I’m hearing is that we should win NC next year with our returns. But if we don’t? ..with Gus..
Im telling ya, I think Steele will stay. I think he wants to retire at Auburn. He was HC for 9 years at Baylor, and that was such a disaster that it took him a decade to get his reputation back. I think he has accepted that DC is the job for him, and he stays at Auburn.
War Eagle anyway!
Gus will stay. I hope he does and learns to adjust. If not Fuente or Leach will be ready next year.
For sure we will get a good bowl game and we will win it.
I really just don’t want a return to the days of “no defense before Kevin Steele”. Man, they’re good. Just had a bad day today, though.
Georgia defeats Auburn, 28-7. Tigers fall to 10-3 on the season, and await bowl placement. War Eagle, everybody! It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger!
I think the entire coaching staff will stay. The only threat to leave is Chip Lindsey, but if he gets a raise to over a million a year that will help. South Alabama wants him, but he can do better than that gig if he has another good year or two at AU.
Our team will struggle despite the talent that CGM accumulated if CGM leaves.
EXACTLY, dyingculture. I like our team next year. And have you taken a look at everyone b*** will be losing? They’ll be losing a ton of people. I like it, for us and them.
Yeah. Expectations next year will be off the charts.
Would be shocked if he doesn’t leave. If I’m a coach, I’d rather be somewhere where a large part of the fanbase doesn’t want me fired for going 10-2
Arky fans would appreciate being competitive.
But I honestly think Malzhan stays. Coaches want to win. He won’t win at Arky like he could win at Auburn. Simply doesn’t have the resources. Dan Mullen could’ve stayed at MSU……8 wins a year there and you drink for free forever. 8 wins a year at UF gets you fired. But……better chance of winning at UF than MSU.
Well, almost the entire front 7 will be back next year, for one. And I think KJ and Pettway will be back too. Pettway for sure because he did himself no favors this year. KJ might not get a high enough draft grade to leave early. Stidham will be back and all of the receivers will be back, all of them.
Arky fans would appreciate a 10 win reg season and a top 10 finish for sure
I have no idea who I would want to replace Malzahn, IF he leaves. Hmm…honestly no idea.
Wouldn’t hate a Lane Kiffin hire. What about Mike Norvell? And maybe retain CCL since they’re liked through ASU
The best in the SEC
Arky has great fans too!
If Malzahn leaves, jlo, I’d suspect it would be because of the reason you listed. Arky’s expectations are pretty low…
But if they win, they can bang chickens for all I care.
So would Bobby Petrino. But you wouldn’t need hookers, just blonde interns.
Amen Col. Angus
Mike Price would love that deal, Capn’.
this is a results oriented business and if you dont beat your rivals and you lose 20 pt leads with Elite talent…..you are going to get some heat.
If Malzhan leaves, back up the money truck, bring in some hookers, and hire Art Briles.
Just sayin’. I agree it’s not fair, but I think Malzahn will stay. He’s got the right coaching staff and all of the players on the roster were hand-picked by him.
Another dropped pass
Not likeminded AU fans. I appreciate lucid fans who enjoy wins over rivals.
I mean, I obviously like CGM and I hope he doesn’t leave. But if you were him, wouldn’t you want to reset your clock with appreciative fans?
Maybe not, jlo. There’s been no announcement that Malzahn is leaving. Maybe he’ll stay.
And LSU fans for sure will forgive their coach if he gets 9-10 wins every year and they dont win a championship.
And Georgia fans are so much more forgiving when their head coach gets 9-10 wins every year, but he didnt win a championship.
Hey Jo Bailey
Go sell that crap somewhere on the Bama/UGA sites
I don’t blame Gus for this loss. I really don’t. Georgia was better tonight. We humiliated them 3 weeks ago and they wanted us. As much as I hate losing, I can stand losing like this. Coaches didn’t lose this game. Georgia just whipped our ass. They earned it.
Good luck AU in the bowl game and I’ll welcome Gus back next year.
I know I wouldnt want to play against Malzahn
I said before the season that I wanted us to be at least 9-3, splitting a win between b*** and uga. Auburn did that, and more, under Coach Malzahn. I hope he doesn’t go to Arkansas.
I always got the impression that Steele is happy where he is. He tried being a HC and it was a disaster. Plus he’s getting old and he would probably prefer to make this his last gig before retiring.
Let’s remember that, had Gus not dropped those two games earlier we’d still be in a discussion. If Gus stays he’ll need to learn to win, consistently.
me neither, but I have no idea who we could get that would be worth a damn
Was thinking CCL bc CKS has been in so much coaching carousel talk
I’d really like Kevin Steele to stay. But I don’t know about his abilities as head coach.
Kevin Steele will the coach, if he doesnt bolt
Please funnel that money to get rid of the bus
For sure, Col. Can’t take those wins away. And keeping UA out of the CFB, too. Not a bad season, after all.
Gary Danielson is a complet buffoon
Peach Bowl against UCF with Chip Lindsey as interim HC is my guess
Whatever it takes to give you the boot, Acid. 10 mil, 20 mil, we have the money.
I hate losing to UGA but I would trade this loss to beat both UGA and Bama and keep Bama out of the playoff
…..I get my buyout, right? Ten million? Then Phil Fulmer’s gonna hire me at Tennessee. I just know it! We’ll see if this post will go through. Georgia is on the verge of scoring again, with about 5 minutes left.
True, Sqeaky. And those were FUN wins.
I was thinking Cotton
I am guessing the Peach Bowl vs. UCF.
At least we beat Alabama and Georgia in regular season!
what bowl game are we looking at?
Score’s still 28-7. Would be nice to get a few more points, just for the record books.
If I were CGM, I would take a pay cut to go somewhere where fans won’t want me fired off of a 10 win season. Horrible fans…
…..I’m dial-up or worse speed, right now. This game has come apart.
I don’t care, Squeaky. Fire Acid Reign anyway! We’ll replace him somehow, don’t worry.
Sorry, but no one could keep up with Acid
I’ve seen at least 6 non calls
Holland was held by two guys on each arm once
they dont call holding anymore do they?
They haven’t called one all game
right out in the open
Tend to agree DyingCulture
All I know is, one more outage from Acid Reign tonight and he should be fired from TET.
I dont want to lose Malazhn but I wont cry if he leaves either. We have Elite talent
Auburn has been flat on both sides of the ball. I think knocking off two #1 teams in a row took a lot out of them. Georgia, on the other hand, played two tuneup games to get ready for playing at home this week.
Then we need to hire a better strength and conditioning coach or gain better depth. No excuses this time of year.
After what Fisher landed, lots of reports that Ark will offer Malzahn the same – before throwing in the towel, what’s the alternative?
Not haveing the MVP of the SEC really hurts. Impacts our entire offense. Our WRs are not good enough to get open when blitzes
Injuries is not an excuse.. it’s Everyone’s problems this time of the season. We were not prepared with that in mind.
Thanks for perspective Acid
I will accept having Tre out hurts
If Gus had played the other backs and not been a 1 trick pony this goes different.
Martin is too small
…..This game, sadly, is an accumulation of key injuries. Alabama had the same, a week ago. It doesn’t make the coach terrible, in either case.
Hope KJ is healthy for the Cotton
What’s wrong with Martin?
If KJ or Petteway was healty, this is a totally different game
I am surprised at lack of consistency by Auburn
What a disappointing game. I hate to see this end. If Gus learns from this it will make me happy.
It’s hard to beat a good SEC team without a healthy RB
we dont have any running game and I won’t disparage this defense
…..Swift gets a long breakaway run, and this becomes a blowout on the 64 yard touchdown. 28-7 Georgia, with 10:34 left.
i bet arkansas sports radio is goin nuts
Agreed.. Gus sucks.
Hows that Bourbon , towel?
He sure does.
turns out, gus still sucks
I believe that was Reverend Slick
In the words of Don Meredith, turn out the lights the partys over
I hope Oklahoma absolutely destroys thems
Bye Gus. I was colored impressed after Bama but this just proves the inconsistency from Gus. Same ‘ol, Same ‘ol
that’s gonna be it
Turnovers have killed us
turnovers and not converting scoring chances will kill you everytime.
Its a shame to end the season to this group of thugs
anybody but them
Crucial time in the game, got to have a stop here, score quickly
Time out AU
Swift for another UGA 1st down, time is not on our side
CHubb for 5
acid looks to be offline again.
We are struggling to get anything going, defense is going to have to generate a turnover to turn this around
You guys keep on believing in magical fairy powers, I’ll live in the real world.
@tiger the game is absolutely over lol you cant just magically stop getting destroyed on both sides of the ball
Another dropped pass, Auburn seems to be in disarray
we cant make them pay for blitzing
Tiger said it a lot nicer than I will. Screw off with the attitude broken_towl
broken_towel. The game’s not over yet, and we haven’t lost. So quit your whining. Thank you.
DBs seem to never break up a pass
…..Georgia leads, 21-7, early in the 4th quarter.
…..Georgia will go for two, empty set. Throw, caught, two points to Godwin.
…..Back after an outtage. KJ fumbled it to UGA, and Georgia punches in a touchdown. Tigers in disarray.
doesnt matter @squeakywheel a loss is a loss
Wow – KJ coughs it up
Auburn is operating at 80% and the game is pretty close.
…..That’s the end of the 3rd quarter. Georgia leads, 13-7.
…..New set of downs. Scrambling, will get to the 47!
……3rd and a long one. Huddle. Give to KJ, and he picks up the first down, to the 36.
3 big overthrows by Stidham today.
….Heavy set coming in.
…..2nd and 1. Stidham will go deep, and overthrown out of bounds, incomplete.
…..Tigers will start at the 22. Fake, screen to Davis, gets 9.
…..Blankenship will boot this one to the 2, Igbinoghene to the 22.
…..This comes down to field goals. Georgia has hit two. Auburn fumbled one opportunity away, and got another blocked.
This one isn’t on Gus. Georgia is just beating us right now. They are playing better.
I will take 14-13 and go home
….>This will be from 35. Blankenship is up and good. 1:26 left in the 3rd, Georgia takes a 13-7 lead.
…..In comes Blankenship for the FG attempt.
…..3rd and 8. Fromm will take, screen to Swift, will get only to the 18.
…..2nd and 8. Fromm fires, Wyms can’t catch it.
f**k this s**t, i’m going back to NOT watching college football. Gus is 100% inconsistent and sucks
…..Rotating backs, trying to wear Auburn down.
…..1st and 10. Swift on the give, got 2.
Had him stopped at the line. Defense is missing too many tackles.
…..2nd and 4. They’ll give to Chubb, will mash down to the 24. UGA leaning on that Auburn defense.
…..New set of downs in Auburn territory. Fake, with time, fires to Hardeman, got six.
Fromm is finding holes when given time.
…..Here’s Fromm, will fire to Godwin, to the Auburn 49.
we cant sustain a drive, because our WR’s cant get open against their secondary
Not being able to run the ball, is really hurting us
…..4:57 left in the third, and Georgia nurses a 10-7 lead.
Lots of missed opportunities.
….Touchback for Georgia.
…..Aiden Marshall in to punt. High and in the end zone.
……Has time, now flushed, and throws incomplete.
that probably was best, he would have lost yardage
…..3rd and 10. Can Auburn protect, this time?
…..2nd and 10. Fake to Martin, and Stidham misses his man.
dang, that was close. Needed that
…..Behind the sticks again.
…..At the UGA 41. Under center, then to the gun. Swing to Davis, can’t get it, incomplete.
nice play by Stidham again
…..2nd and 9. Stidham will scramble, gets the first down!
Gracious, if UGA would calm down and quit playing like street thugs they’d probably win this game.
these guys need to get up field while they have momentum
…..Flip to Barrett got a yard.
…..At the 47, Tigers first and ten.
That was a phantom helmet being ripped off, don’t you know.
Dyingculture, I guess he’s used to having Bammer pay off the refs and being able to get away with anything.
Facemask on Georgia, on that return!
Georgia player rips Auburn face mask off. God I hope we beat them.
Welp, Kirby Smart’s complaining about the first game hasn’t resulted in fewer penalties being called against Georgia so far.
Need to score NOW!!
…..We have 6:23 left in the third, and Auburn takes over after another CBS timeout. Georgia leads, 10-7.
…Nizolek to punt, Roberts and Davis deep. Will boot it away, Roberts at the 25, to the 30, and down at the 31.
…..3rd and 15, possession play. Fromm takes, and swings it to Swift, will be pulled down well short.
…..Tray Matthews broke that up!
…..2nd and 15. Fromm to throw, incomplete!
…..Give to Chubb, will break tackles out to the 23.
Wouldn’t be Georgia if they didn’t play dirty.
Danielson needs to stop rooting for UGA
Yeah! You tell ’em Gary. Georgia gets screwed again.
…..1st and 23.
…..Walk it back to the 15.
hold on 83 too, but they missed it
…..Backs Georgia up!
….Illegal block below the waist, 15 yards!
…..Toss to Michel, big run, but a flag.
Gotta hope the defense can stem the momentum
Six points down the drain
…..With 8:56 left in the third quarter, Georgia takes over with a 10-7 lead.
…..Auburn takes another body blow on special teams.
…..High snap, and blocked. UGA takes over at the 22.
……From 31 yards. It’s up, and blocked.
…..In comes Daniel Carlson for a short field goal attempt.
…..Here comes the blitz! Stidham will scramble, and is down at the 14.
…..3rd and 6 at the UGA 15.
…..2nd and 6. Stidham fakes, and has to throw it away.
KJ is a warrior
…..No turnovers, please?
…..1st and 10 at the UGA 19. Stidham will give to KJ, will break tackles, and gets to the 15.
Amazing how R Davis finds space.
…..1st and 10. Here’s Stidham, will fire to Davis, inside the 20!
that was egregious
….Where is the flag?
…..At the 47, toss to KJ, turns it up, will get slammed out of bounds at the 32!
Great play by Stidham
…..3rd and 7, possession play. Stidham takes, will scramble, fires to Davis, breaking tackles, he’s to the Georgia side of the field!
We have to put pressure on UGA defense
make them defend the whole field
…..2nd and 10 Tigers. KJ back in. Give KJ, three yards.
…..Barrett in at tailback. Stidham goes empty. Going deep, way overthrown.
Time for Stidham to open things up
….With 12:00 left in the 3rd, Auburn takes over at their 20. Georgia leads, 10-7. Short handed, the Auburn defense got a stop.
Time to go take the lead.
…..Boots it away, Roberts lets it hit, and it goes in for a touchback!
…..Nizolek coming in, and looks like UGA will punt.
…..Confirmed, 4th down.
…..Reviewing, it appears.
…..4th and inches, time running down.
CBS saying C. Davis out for game for “undisclosed reasons”
Heck of a spot.
…..Spot, will be short.
…..3rd and 3. Fromm will throw short to Godwin, got a good spot.
…..2nd and 10. Three wides. Here’s a screen to Swift, up to the 44.
…..New set of downs. Give to Chubb, pitch back to Fromm, hit, thrown away.
Marlon Davidson is back out there.
…..2nd and 2. Here’s Michel, gets to the 38.
…..Pistol set, Michel gets 8 yards.
…..Reporting that Tray Williams and Carlton Davis are out for the half.
….2nd half is underway.
….Here’s the boot by Carlson, kneed 5 yards deep for a touchback.
I see a ton of empty seats for tickets to have been $500+?
I know Barrett can catch, but he’s really green in all other areas.
Not a bad 1st half. We’re in this game. I don’t hate the coaches, don’t hate the playcalling, or anything. Georgia is just outplaying us right now, plain and simple. Hope to see some good adjustments.
…..Kam’s hands were shaky in the first half of the season, but he’s made some big plays down the stretch.
…..What hasn’t been addressed in halftime coverage is the health (or not) of Marlon Davidson at end. His loss would be huge, because he really eats tackle blocks up, and sets the edge.
Can Kam Martin catch? Swing passes out of the backfield is a big part of how we beat UGA and UA earlier. And it’s a big part of how UGA is keeping us off balance now.
I think the Tigers looked good! Take away that fumble when we’re 7- nut and go up at least ten ! Different ballgame ,maybe we’ll get some of that ole 2nd half swagg
I think it’s because they don’t have any confidence in Martin’s blocking, and that is why they turn to Miller.
…..I’m not sure about Martin. It seems obvious that they want to limit Kerryon’s touches. Martin had a series, then Malik Miller. I’m not whether that was because of any injury, or just wanting to go by committee.
Any chance we see Martin get the ball more?
…..The defense looks like it has never seen an I-formation toss sweep before, either, at times. Georgia has hurt themselves with penalties, but so has Auburn.
UGA is absolutely dominating us on both sides of the ball.
….The story of this half is Kerryon Johnson, just 8 carries for 16 yards.
Man, everything changed with the fumble.
…..Looks like we’ll get to halftime. Georgia leads Auburn, 10-7. And the Bulldogs do get the ball in the 2nd half.
….Georgia takes a knee?
……Enforced on the end of the kick, moves the ball to the 22.
…..illegal formation, I think.
…..Marshall will hit a short one, fair caught at the 17, and yet another flag.
They are SHOWING they are coming every time!
wow that was so obvious
how could we not adjust
…..Letting the clock run, on 4th and long at the 49 of UGA.
…..Out of field goal range, too. Had to throw quickly, and didn’t.
…..3rd and 4, Tigers. Stidham will face a blitz. Sacked.
…..2nd and 14. Clock near two minutes. QB draw, to the 38.
…..A formation error by the Tigers.
…..Ryan Davis was covered up, illegal touching.
…..Some sort of illegal block?
…..2nd and 9 Tigers. Huddling. Trips left. Stidham will pump, and will find Davis, flag…. to the 31.
wow that was big
we need to score
…..That will spot it at the UGA 43. Give Malik Miller, only a yard.
……Gives Auburn the ball back!
…..Call? Facemask on the defense!
…..2nd and 5. Here’s a fake, Stidham will go deep, picked off, a flag.
…..New package in there. Stove in motion, give Malik Miller, will gash to the 43.
Nice, roll the pocket.
…..New set of Auburn downs at the Tiger 38.
…..Sideline warning on Georgia.
…..2nd and 7. Fires to Davis, but a flag.
…..Here’s KJ on the give, got about 3.
I agreen Col. but it can’t take too long for them to get downfield.
…..TOucback on another kickoff.
We really need to start throwing downfield.
We need to make them pay for crowding the line
….Correction, clock is at 4:59 left in the half.
Well, Danielson says that the pick was incorrectly called. Yet another way that Georgia got screwed and points were taken off the board.
…..With 5:30 left in the half, Georgia leads Auburn, 10-7.
…..Blankenship in for the field goal. From 27 yards. It is up, and good.
i dont blame them for trying
but that was obvious
…..Georgia goes three wide, and they’ll give up the gut to Michel, down to the ten, 4th down.
Caught a break.
…..3rd and goal from the 17.
…..Discussion. Offensive pass interference!
…..Here’s a rollout, touchdown, but a flag? Pick play?
…..3rd and goal at the two.
…..2nd and goal. Give Chubb, dropped at the two!
They are running our offense. And doing it better than us.
…..Chubb up the gut, is he in? No. Just short.
…..First and goal at the three.
…..First down in the red zone. Screen to Chubb, inside the five.
…..2nd and 6. Swing pass to Michel, and he gets loose, will get all the way to the 14. Wow.
Godwin was very close to being a Tiger out of HS.
….1st and 10, quick pass short to Godwin, to the Auburn 46.
…..Give on the sweep to Michel, big run, to the 50.
I hope UGA is not done with their mistakes… Ever since the fumble their O and D has been well called and we’ll executed.
….Another good punt.
…..Aiden Marshall will boot to the UGA 32, downed.
Routes are taking too long. Burn that blitz with a slant.
…..Stidham has three wides. Blitz, flushed, and thrown away.
…..Brings up 3rd and 11.
…..2nd and 7. Give to KJ, will lose yardage, to the 24.
Big answer drive here.
…..Here’s a screen to Ryan Davis, will get three.
…..Here’s the boot, and another one through the endzone. Tigers will take over at the 25.
Quick 10 point swing. We should have easily been up two possessions, yet we’re tied.
…..with 10:19 left in the half, this game is tied, after the PAT, 7-7.
if we lose this game, that fumble is probably why
Ouch. Tre Williams.
….First and goal at the 2. Michel in at tailback. I set. Fake, fires to Nauta, touchdown Bulldogs.
…..That will move the ball to the two.
…..Davis grabbed Wyms, pass interference.
…..2nd and 8. Fromm will fake, and fires incomplete, but a flag.
…..Marlon Davidson is down.
…..1st and 10 UGA. Give to Michel, to the 16.
nice throw by Fromm
…..New set of Georgia downs. Here’s a play fake, fires to Hardeman, open, to the 17.
He’ll beat us if we give him too much time.
…..3rd and 8. Trips left, will have time, and Hardeman has it up at the 47 and out of bounds.
we really need to shut them down t
…..2nd and 10 Fromm fires to Godwin, and only 2.
wow thats a huge momentum swing
…..Here’s Chubb, breaking tackles out to the 32.
…..3rd and 6. Fumble, and UGA has it, I think.
My only worry with KM is in pass protection
…..2nd and 6. Huddle. Golson flanked out. Fake, will throw it away.
Any chance we see Miller of Barrett today?
…..New set of downs. Give to Kam Martin, pops through, to the 14.
Glad to see KM getting some carries
hopefully KJ isn’t hurt
…..Stidham will give to Martin, will have room, to the 18!
…..Kam Martin, actually.
…..Here’s KJ, for about 5.
Any of you AU trivia scholars know what happened to Spirit’s beak? I know it was broken, just didn’t know how.
UGA is determined to take him out
Late hit on KJ too. UGA is dirty
…..And that ends the first quarter, with Auburn leading 7-0.
…..3rd and 3. Davis in motion. Under center, to the shotgun. Give KJ< powering…. First down!
Um, might not have gotten called for that if he wouldn’t have laid on Stidham and wollowed? Maybe?
…..Trips left. Takes, screen to R. Davis, to the 35, to the 33.
UGA is soo dirty
and they have the nerve to hate Fairley
….Offsetting, repeat 2nd and 8.
…..And UGA is flagged for a late hit. However, Stidham hit Darius James with the ball.
…..2nd and 8. Motion by Stove, KJ, gives to Stove, to Stidham, has to throw it away.
…..KJ on the give, will get a couple.
…..Here’s a fade, Stove at the UGA 40!
…..Stidham takes, will run! To the 34, close to the stake.
….Only a 36 yard punt.
…..Nizolek will punt this. Fair catch, Roberts at the 24.
…..Roberts goes deep, and Georgia will apparently punt, this time.
They got a favorable spot. Should be 4th&2.
…..Georgia going, Auburn calls time.2:56 left in the first quarter, Auburn still leads, 7-0.
…..Dumps to Michel, and he won’t get his first. Short of the 40, 4th down.
…..Chubb is pulled down!
Gus said the turf was softer than AUs indoor facility. Whatever that affects.
both hardeman and kerryon slipped on that turf
…..49 yard punt.
Well that’s one way to help our coverage…
…..Hardeman deep, and Aiden Marshall in to punt, towering punt, and Hardeman is down at the 32.
We need to challenge downfield
they are playing us tight to the line
….3rd and 15. Trips left. Swing to KJ, only to the 22.
Dang they did a great job of “disgusing” that blitz. Haha
kerryon doesnt appear to be favoring his shoulder
…..Back to the 15.
…..2nd and 9. Fake, and will fire on the swing pass to KJ, nothing doing. Huge loss.
Can they not play with intensity without making mistakes??
…..1st and 10 Tigers. Huddle. Under center, give KJ, will run over one, and only a yard.
UGA playing a little sloppy again
Wonder why Roberts helmet came off? I guess UGA is continuing to implode.
…..One question has been answered, thus far. Can Auburn keep hammering Georgia on the line of scrimmage? Thus far, it has definitely been so!
…..Punt team in. Low punt, Roberts at the 15. He’ll be swarmed down at the Auburn 20.
surprised fromm didnt fumble the way he was holding the ball when he got hit
2 in a row.
…..3rd and 13 Bulldogs. Fromm will take, and DOWN HE GOES!!!!
……2nd and 17. Fromm will give to Michel, will not get the corner, and he is pushed out at midfield.
Tray seemed to enjoy that.
….. Tray Matthews safety blitz, and dumped for a 7 yard loss.
…..New set of downs. Here’s a fake, Fromm iS SACKEDDDDD!
Might have to bring more than 4 today.
…..3rd and 10. Twins each side. Fromm has time, fires to Hardeman, to the Auburn 47.
……2nd and 10. Trips right. Screen to Swift, incomplete!
…..Here’s a toss to Michel, fumble!! Rolls out at the 38.
Georgia will implode if we play with intensity. They already have started.
UGA sure is playing a sloppy game so far penalty and mental mistake-wise, hope it keeps on.
…..With 9:21 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads, 7-0.
…..New set of downs. Here’s a timeout called by Georgia?
…..Bulldogs 1st and 10. Toss to Chubb, has a lane, up to the 38.
…..Carlson boots it deep, and thru the end zone for a touchback!
We need defensive dominance again.
…..Now it’s Georgia’s serve.
…..About the only real defense is to drop a linebacker into the slant lane and try to disrupt the route. Can draw a flag real easily, too.
Slants thrown that quickly and that accurately cannot be defended.
…..Carlson is up and good, and with 6:54 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads, 7-0!
Absolutely beautiful. That was a dart.
…..Will bring up 3rd and goal at the 6. Fake, fires, Nate Craig Myers HAS IT!
…..Wildcat, and KJ will lose 3 after faking the jump pass.
Let’s finish this with 7.
…..With 10:56 left in the first quarter, we are scoreless. However, Auburn is threatening at the Georgia five!
…..2nd and goal at the 5. Extra lineman, Tega. And Auburn calls time.
…..1st and 10. Slayton on the quick screen, to the five!
…..2nd and 6. Fake, Stidham will scramble, fires, and to the TEN, Cox!
…..New set of downs at the UGA 35. Stidham will go under center, give Stove, will get 4.
…..1st and 5 at the Georgia 45. Wildcat KJ. He’ll take, aAND GVIE to Stove!
…..New set of downs, Barret in. Pass complete, and a flag on UGA.
…..2nd and 4. KJ, sidesteps, has the first down across midfield.
…..Move the ball to the Tiger 40. 1st and 10. Heavy set, unbalanced line. Motion. Davis, KJ on the give, will get 5!
…..Flag, pass interference!
…..3rd and 10, possession play. Stidham will check off. trips right. Fires incomplete, Slayton mugged!
……Stidham will fake, screen Davis, lost 4.
….2nd and 6. And a stoppage. Resetting the play clock.
…..KJ did start.
…..1st and 10 Tigers. Under center. Play fake, give to Stove on the sweep, gets 4.
…..Blankenship takes a run on it, and the game is on! Will go out of the end zone, touchback.
…..Kickoff is imminent.
……Auburn will receive, in this one!
…..Tigers are on the field! And wow. Boos are quite loud, on the radio.
…..I knew there was no way this game would kick off on time.
…..We are nearly to the coin toss.
…..I read this morning that Nebraska is telling recruits that Frost is a done deal. That could sour things, if events at Tennessee this week are to be believed.
asking Frost about his departure to Neb. in the post game on-field interview was… bold?
…..Oklahoma closes out TCU in the Big-12 title game, 41-17. Oklahoma is the likely foe for the winner of this SEC Title Game.
…..UCF holds on, remains unbeaten, and wins the American Conference title.
…..That 1914 game finished with a 0-0 tie.
…..Last Auburn vs. Georgia game played in Atlanta was back in 1914.
…..UCF scores first, in the second OT. 62-55 over Memphis, Tigers’ serve.
UCF Memphis, 55-all thru one overtime.
…..With that said, I’ve seen the starting lineup announces, both on TV and radio, and a player or two different actually happens when they line up.
Kerryon has been officially named a starter according to CBS.
…..Memphis and UCF are in overtime, and the Tigers scored first. They lead UCF 55-48.
…..Warmups are underway! Kerryon Johnson IS dressed out and working with the backs.
…..In Conference USA, Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls will win that title, this year, leading North Texas 41-17, very late.
…..Correction on Memphis UCF. That’s actually the American Conference Championship game. UCF leads 48-41 with about 5 minutes left, but Memphis is driving in the red zone.
…..Several big games are going on, right now.
Memphis 31, Central Florida 24, halftime in the C-USA title game. UCF has an unbeaten record on the line.
Oklahoma 17, TCU 14, midway through the 2nd quarter in the newly renewed Big-12 title game.
Toledo 28, Akron 0 at the half. Terry Bowden’s Akron Zips have, well… zip.
…..I won’t have as much commentary prior to the game as usual, as I’m going to be running an errand or two before Auburn kicks off. However, here’s a bit of a scoreboard update.
…..Good for JF III. As it turned out, he handled not winning the starting job better than other quarterbacks of his era did. Never a bad word about Auburn…
I just saw John Franklin III catch a TD pass for FAU.
The UAT folks have gone underground. I have had great fun seeing how quick they go ballistic when you mention Fulmer being back at UT. Alfred Means still sticks in their craw.
I hope KJ is good to go, his status could mean the difference.
Legatron will be the other difference maker. No wind means easier kicks and kickoffs out of the endzone so our achilles heel does not rear up and bite us.
…..And we are live! Still no word out of Auburn on whether Kerryon Johnson will play in this one, or not. I figure we won’t know till starting lineups are named, and maybe not even till we see the offense on the field for the first time.
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