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Crush the Cougars!

By on August 31st, 2013 in Football 492 Comments »
Band WSU Thread

Auburn vs. Washington State, open thread.

      War Eagle, everybody! It’s Auburn football game day once again, finally! Football Saturday is back! Tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time, the Auburn Tigers take on the Washington State Cougars, at Jordan Hare Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN-U, so check your local listings.

     The Washington State Cougars enter Auburn with the same 3-9 record Auburn posted last season, but both teams are hoping to get off to a much better start. The Cougars did their season last year with a huge upset win against arch-rival Washington in the Apple Cup.

     The Auburn Tigers officially open the Gus Malzhan era tonight, and folks are anticipating a very fast offense and a whole lot more points than we saw last year. Junior quarterback Nick Marshall makes his Auburn debut, and everyone has high hopes.

     After a cool and stormy summer in the deep south, Auburn will likely reach 95 degrees this afternoon, with a slight chance of a pop-up thunderstorm. It will still be warm and muggy at game time, with the temp still in the upper 80s. It’s kind of strange that the hottest day of the summer might be when Auburn opens the season!

     As always, feel free to participate in this thread. We’ll be in during the day at times, and on top of the game at 6:00 PM. Let’s all cheer our Tigers on to victory in this one! War Eagle!

492 Comments

  1. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    War Eagle!

  2. spanky says:

    War eagle, from Hawaii.

  3. tigertracker says:

    Stay outta the water spanky! For those of you that don’t have espnu as part of your cable package heres an option to try if you want to watch the game. Try downloading the “watch espn” app. Due to the sec/espn contract ALL games are broadcast online even if it isn’t on tv. This is pretty handy for games like western carolina and florida atlantic that we couldn’t watch only a few years ago. You’ll need the user name and password to the email account associated with your cable/Internet provider assuming it is on the list they give you. You can do this thru apple and android devices or as I like to do thru Xbox live so I can watch on the big screen. Not as great of quality as the real deal cable, but better than nothing. If that doesn’t work you can always find streaming audio at one of the many options listed at the link below:
    http://freefootballradio.com/auburn.html

    War Eagle!

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      ……That’s my plan tonight. I may be a half minute behind the action, but I’ll also have Stan and Rod going for sound. I tested WatchESPN on my PC, and it worked fine last night. I’m one of those misers who has only analog basic cable, myself, with AT&T DSL internet.

      ……And War Eagle to all!

  4. mvhcpa says:

    Time to be ON the Gus Bus….or end up UNDER it!!!

    WAR EAGLE!!!

    Michael Val
    (who will have his new lucky socks on, even thought they haven’t been lucky for a while!)

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Checking the lunchtime SEC scoreboard, only two games underway so far. For those who thought Florida would struggle with Toledo, the Gators are up 17-3 at the half. With Johnny Football suspended for the first half, Texas A&M is locked up in a 14-all contest with Rice in the second quarter. It will be interesting to see what happens in the second half.

  6. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..The absolute shocker of the day so far, William & Mary leads West Virginia 17-10 in the 3rd quarter!

  7. nywareagle nywareagle says:

    W.Va piled it out

  8. nywareagle nywareagle says:

    Pulled

  9. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..As they were saying on ESPN, the Mountaineers lost a lot on offense, plus their OC is now running the Texas Aggie offense. Speaking of which, A&M scores again early in the 4th, and they are now up on Rice 45-28. That’s more or less ballgame, over in College Station. The Aggies had a starting tackle suspended, and they’ve looked pretty soft up front on defense. If Rice had a consistent passing game to go with their run game, this game would have been a lot closer.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      You know teams are going to be studying Rice’s game plan very closely.

  10. spanky says:

    Side note here….lutz and Blake were released from the rams. Hopefully they will get picked up elsewhere.

  11. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Dan Mullen’s Bulldogs look pretty good physically against Okie State, but they can’t score touchdowns. Oklahoma State leads 7-3 near halftime in Houston.

  12. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..News from Auburn! The Tigers already have new first-time starters at defensive end for this game, with Craig Sanders and LaDarius Owens. Now, starting defensive tackle Jeffery Whitaker is on the field on crutches for warmups, and will not play. The Auburn defensive front is a big question mark, and this is not good news.

  13. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..For those in the Auburn area, there’s a lightning storm moving in. Stay safe!

  14. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Tommy Tuberville is off to a good start this season. His first Cincinnati team whacked B1G opponent Purdue 42-7. Funny thing, we didn’t get that sort of opener from Tubs against BCS openers. Our team was always beat up by the season opener, and we staggered through a number of those games, looking pretty ugly.

  15. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    Ms St’s O line is pathetic, they cant block any thing right now. Im not shedding any tears though, may mullen get what he deserves!

  16. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Bama and VT early, Scot Loeffler’s O goes three and out to start. Who’d have thought it? And Bama’s Christion Jones takes the punt to the house. Once upon a time, Frank Beamer’s VT squads were known for their stellar special teams. Some guys just stay in the biz too long, and slide downhill. Bama up 7-0, and they should dominate.

  17. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..In the second half, the Mississippi State front seven is getting torn up by Oklahoma State’s running game. MSU trails 14-3, and the Cowboys are moving it.

  18. SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

    Any “Auburn bars” in atlanta? My hotel does not have ESPNU. There is a Dave & Buster’s nearbye..

  19. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……I’m seeing some pain for Mississippi State’s defense, with Auburn coming at them with a good O-line, and Brandon Fulse and Jay Prosch leading Cameron Artis-Payne into the hole!

  20. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Okies get called for holding, then run a stupid swing pass on 4th and 8, and don’t convert. MSU hangs in there.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      Guess OSU is confident MSU can’t do anything. We watch and see…

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        …..They’ve knocked Tyler Russell out of the game, and the Bullies are officially in trouble.

        • War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

          I like the way the Ms. St half of the game is looking in three weeks.

  21. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Running left on MSU has been very effective. None of the guys on that side can get off blocks.

  22. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    So….what’s everyone drinking? I got beer here.

  23. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    War Eagle!

    Happy GameDay!!!! It’s been a hot and sticky day up here on the Plains…at least it’s authentic.

    We don’t get the miss st okie st game up here. Literally nothing on ESPN2 right now. Weird. Anyway, stuck watching the Bama game. I wish that I could avert the eyes.

    So we have a defender hurt before the first snap? YIKES!

  24. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Switching channels to Bama. Tide just scored again, to go up 14-0. I want to laugh at the Loeffense!

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      It bodes well for us…like we can breath a sigh of relief and say, ‘it really was you, loeffly’.

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        ….Ooops. Loeffler called a sprint draw out of the gun, and has a 78-yard TD run. What happened, Nicky?

        • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

          What? Shows how much I’m paying attention. :). Happens with one year old reigning havoc on the tv room. How can someone so small, be so powerful?

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      ya, me too, but I’ll wait for the stats at the end of the game :p

  25. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Hey VaTech takes one to the house! Yes, they too will learn that if they are going to score, it will have to be defense or special teams. Good night and good luck.

  26. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    wow. MSU yards by qtr: 148, 44, 10

    OSU got you figured out, Mullen?

  27. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Ballgame, in HOuston. Another run to the left, and another Okie State TD. Bulldogs are down 20-3 in the 4th.

  28. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Off the rally little ToTM and get some game snacks all sorted. See you guys later!!

    War Eagle. I’m so happy that football is back!!

  29. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    Is there a setting on TET to load comments as they are entered without having to refresh the page?

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      …..Unfortunately, not. There’s a “live blog” setting I toggled on when I set up this page, but it has never worked. Get familiar with your F5 key, which refreshes pretty quickly.

  30. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Loeffler runs a slant pass against an 8-man Bama zone, and gives up a pick six. That followed one of his patented short-side runs. Bama is up 3 TD’s in the first.

  31. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..More Loefense… a low throw, that would have been short of the first down anyway, on 3rd and 6.

  32. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Apparently Star Justin Garrett is still feeling effects from his foot injury earlier in camp. Robensen Therezie will start at star. We’re beginning to look really depleted on defense for this game.

  33. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Could be a TV problem for the Tigers. Apparently, the BYU/UVA game has been lightning delayed, and it’s currently running on ESPN-U. We might not see the early portion of the game. I am listening to Ron and Stan, and I’ll go off them if I have to.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      i’ll give it a few more minutes before I start panicking

  34. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Thus far, the game isn’t live on WatchESPN.com.

  35. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Muggy and hot in Auburn, about 86 degrees.

  36. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers are on the field, to a huge applause!

  37. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Cougs have won the toss, and will receive.

  38. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Parkey to the back of the endzone, touchback. Football is ON!

  39. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s the Cougars. SHotgun set, one back. Halliday has one knocked away on the slant by Therezie!

  40. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Fires on the out, and Myers has it for a first down in front of Mincy.

  41. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs. Two backs. screen, and up to the 41 to Ratilff, Jermained Whitehead came up to shove him out.

  42. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 4. Dumped over the middle, and a drop by a wide open guy!

  43. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Possession play on 3rd and 4. Crowd roaring! Trips left. Changing the play. Give, and Mason gashed the Tigers up the middle, first down.

  44. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Jake Holland helpless in the middle.

  45. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Trips left. Dumped in the backfield, Wright has Mason on the stop.

  46. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 13. Twins each side, screen, and Williams has 9.

  47. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 4. Two backs. Time, will have a toss over the middle to Galvin for a first down at the 39.

  48. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..First down at the Tiger 39. Time, will have a man wide open in the secondary, for 12.

  49. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….at the Tiger 28. Flags blow it dead. Movement?

  50. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..And it is. Will be 1st and 15.

  51. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..At the Auburn 33. Cougars with two backs. Time, will ahve a guy inside the five, defenders couldn’t handle it. Mincy beaten.

  52. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..First and goal. Fade, is in and out, Davis has the coverage! Incomplete.

  53. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Second and goal from the 4. Takes, and will give, Laufasa, will just run over Tigers for a 4 yard touchdown. Weak up front, Tigers.

  54. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Furney is up, and is good. Cougars lead 7-0 on their first drive.

  55. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….T’was not a good start by the defense, with guys wide open, time for the QB to throw, and guys on the line and at linebacker being run over.

  56. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Bray and Mason will go deep, and where is Grant?

  57. challenger10 says:

    Well it appears the defense isn’t any better

  58. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..The boot by Bolen will go to Mason at the goal line, and Mason weaves his way laterally to the 20.

  59. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..First Tiger drive! Tigers with Marshall in the gun. He’ll dig one out, and he’s sacked at the 16, bad snap.

  60. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 13. Here’s the give, Grant, will turn the corner! He’s to the 31!

  61. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Here go the Tigers. Marshall on the fake, and he’s WAY overthrowing Coates. Reminiscent of Sullivan’s first throw…

  62. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Dumped to Lewis, and he dropped it.

  63. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 10 Tigers. Marshall takes, and he misses Uzomah. Flags, holding. Kozan, Offsides, replay.

  64. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 10 again. Changing the play. Quick pass, Uzomah can’t catch it. Too hard, maybe.

  65. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Here comes Steven Clark, punting to an able Cougar offense. Clark will kick it to the 33, fair catch, only 37 yards.

  66. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    They look too hyped. Need to settle down and get into a rythm

  67. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Two drops, a bad snap, not a great start for the offense. Can the defense adjust early? Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen from Ellis Johnson in the past, we’ll keep doing the same things for a while.

  68. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Halliday in the gun on first down, he’ll have time again, and will look, and dump over the middle, caught for a 4 yard gain. McKinzy with the stop.

  69. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    marshall was way off target on 2 throws.

  70. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 6. Steps up, and finds Marks at the 47. Mincy beaten again.

  71. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….New set of downs. Two backs. Checking down. Another out, Galvin has it for 13.

  72. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Ok. Everyone stay calm. Nobody panic!

  73. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……1st and 10. Twins each side. Give, and Caldwell can’t go anywhere, Craig Sanders!

  74. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 14. Here’s time, and Halliday throws it away, no call.

  75. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Late flag, and let’s see.

  76. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Yes! Grounding!

  77. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….That brings up 3rd and 22!

  78. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday takes, and will throw to the flat, and out goes Marks at the AUburn 44. 4th and long.

  79. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Here comes Mike Bolden, will hammer the punt to the four, and killed at the one. Wow.

  80. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    2 good penetrations by the defense and a flag to help.

  81. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Backed up in the endzone, we need NO Tiger jitters, here! I sez Prosch up the gut, here.

  82. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    time for Mason and CAP!

  83. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers from the one. Payne takes, and he’s bulling to the five!

  84. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    hahaha! I called it!

  85. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……That helped. 2nd and 6, and here is Artis-Payne, running over folks! He’s to the 16, first down!

  86. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Keeper, Marshall, and he’ll be snatched down by the neck, out to the 24. Call?

  87. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 2. Marshall just makes a pretty bad throw, on that one.

  88. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and short. Artis Payne, stopped short to the 25.

  89. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..4th and short. Going? Yes.

  90. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Buckle up, 4th and 1, and they burn a timeout.

  91. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..After the long timeout, will the Tigers punt, or go?

  92. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Steven Clark in to punt. Leon Brooks deep.

  93. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Average punt, fair catch. 40 yard punt.

  94. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..From the Washington State 35, here come the Cougars. Dumped inside, Williams slips a tackle and gets 11.

  95. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ,,,,,Checking off. tipped up, Therezie… will be pulled down at the WSU 16!

  96. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..And a flag!

  97. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..No foul. So it’s from the COugar 16.

  98. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..No, they are going to back it up to the 26, out of bounds. Mason gets 4 on the give.

  99. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 5 Tigers at the 23, Mason, will get maybe one off tackle. Behind Miller.

  100. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Spread out, 3rd and 5. Rollout, Bray, and will take it inside the ten!

  101. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..First and goal Tigers! Give Mason, will break away, SCORES!

  102. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..TOUCHDOOOOOWWWWNNN, AUBURN!

  103. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….White takes the snap on the swinging gate, and he’ll pick his way, and he’s in for two points!

  104. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Ryan WHite, what a play!

  105. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Late in the first, and Auburn has their first lead of the season, 8-7!

  106. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    are they reviewing that?

  107. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Evidently, there’s a continuing review of that wild conversion.

  108. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..That’s your classic swinging gate play. Line up, and count the defenders. WSU was misaligned, and White took off. Call stands! 8-7Tigers!

  109. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……So, Parkey will kick off to the Cougars. This boot is a liner, bounces into the stands!

  110. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……FIrst down Cougars, at the 25. One back. Halliday will throw a screen over the head of a well covered receiver.

  111. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 10. Fake, and will have a dropped ball by a cougar receiver.

  112. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 10 Cougs. Will throw out in the flat, Galvin has it, but Therezie will stop him 7 yards short!

  113. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Here’s Bolen in to punt. Davis back, and it’s bouncing backwards to the Auburn 36.

  114. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers with the ball at the 36. Under center, pitch to Grant, and he trips forward for four.

  115. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 6. Middle of the field, Marshall will keep up the gut, hit, and won’t get much.

  116. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 5. Marshall takes, and he’ll throw, and ANOTHER dropped ball, Lewis. WOuld have had the first.

  117. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Clark will HAMMER this punt, and fair caught at the 12.

  118. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..47 yards by Clark, killed at the 12.

  119. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cougars backed up. Here’s Halliday, running, throwing long, and it’s picked off by Holsey!

  120. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday was flushed out by Daniels, and threw it up for grabs!

  121. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Interception total from last year already equaled . That’s a good sign

  122. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..It’s the end of the first, and the Tigers lead 8-7! And they have the ball!

  123. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..If we could just catch the ball, we’d torture this defense. HANG ON, guys!

  124. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Ellis Johnson has adjusted a lot quicker than I thought he would. He’s figured Leach won’t commit to running a lot, and he’s running a LOT of stunts and twists up front. WSU’s line isn’t handling it well, with their wide splits.

  125. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    Marshall is throwing very hard

  126. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Hey Acid!! Looking forward to another season of great gameday threads.

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      …..Thanks, Col! Felt a little crippled today, but I’ll be better with games on regular cable.

  127. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Tigers take over at the 45, Payne takes the wildcat snap, and goes forward to the 40.

  128. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……2nd and 5, and Artis-Payne bulls over the 35.

  129. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of Tiger downs. Here’s Artis-Payne, losing yardage on the misdirection.

  130. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    2nd and 11, Tigers. Marshall takes, and he’s dumping to Lewis, shakes off a tackle, and he’s got five.

  131. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Flag, and Auburn’s burned for illegal substitution.

  132. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 11. Marshall will take it, steps up, and he’s WAY over the head of Coates again.

  133. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..They’ll bring Cody Parkey in for a long one. 50 yarder. Here we go, and Parkey will miss it to the left.

  134. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Washington State will take over at the 33. Auburn still leads with about 12 minutes left in the half, 8-7.

  135. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the Club-400 scoreboard, Petrino and WKU are leading Kentucky 14-3 early in the seconds. Mark Stoops getting over to a rough start with the Big Blue.

  136. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Cougars, Halliday dumps over the middle, and Marks will elude tacklers for about 9. Holland out of position again.

  137. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 1. Flushed, and will take off to the 45, has the first.

  138. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of Cougar downs. Screen over the middle, and wide open to Williams for another first down.

  139. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……1st and 10 at teh Tiger 45. And the Tigers jump, Laufasa scrambling around, ball loose, and it think Auburn got it, but to no avail.

  140. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Offsides, Tigers.

  141. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 5 at the Auburn 40 for the Cougars. Here’s a press look by Auburn. And ANOTHER offsides?

  142. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Yes, Blackson.

  143. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 10 at the Auburn 35. Halliday will give, Caldwell slams off right tackle, pulled down by Eguae, who was pushed backward. Holland out of position again.

  144. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Quick dump, and it’s to Williams, he’s open on the slant and has another first down.

  145. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 10 and WSU burns a timeout at the Auburn 21.

  146. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    leach has made some adjustments and the mistakes are going to kill this D

  147. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs for the Cougars. Here’s Halliday, one back. Twins each side. Has to throw it away, over his head.

  148. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. They’ll give, Caldwell, and he’ll barely get back to the line on the sweep. Owens had him.

  149. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 9, on a generous spot. Two backs. Will dump an easy wheel for another first, Frost let him on that one, first and goal.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      wide open. Someone blew an assignment?

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        Frost. That airraid loves to swing guys out of the backfield, and then up the sideline.

  150. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..At the seven. Slant, TD Ratliff.

  151. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Furney will hit the PAT, and midway through the second, Washington State leads 14-8.

  152. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Auburn MUST settle down on offense, and give the D a rest.

  153. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Bolen to kick off, and Auburn has Mason and Bray deep. Here’s the kick to Mason at the goal, Mason, turns the corner, and he’s off!

  154. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……TOUCHDOOOOOWWWN, AUBURN! Mason!!!!

  155. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    so much for giving the defense a rest, huh acid? hahaha

  156. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s Parkey, and he’s up and good! Auburn has the lead back quickly, with 7:46 left in the half! 15-14!

  157. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Parkey will kick it off, and it will hit 8 yards deep, and bounce out.

  158. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 10 at the Cougar 25. Halliday hands it to Mason, and he’s up the field for 15.

  159. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……1st and 10. Halliday will take, fake, dumped, and it’s dropped by Williams.

  160. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Will squeeze one in to Galvin, who’s to the Auburn 49.

  161. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Flag, and did WSU have too many? Yes!

  162. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 15 for the Cougars. Here’s a streak, and down to the one yard line Ratliff, WIDE open.

  163. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Terrible coverage bust.

  164. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Snap, rollout, and Halliday throws it away.

  165. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……2nd and goal at the one. Give to Laufasa, runs over Tigers, and scores. Weak.

  166. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cougars retake the lead. Andrew Furney, and the kick is good. 6:18 left in the half, and WSU leads 21-15.

  167. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..If not for a couple of bad passes that Auburn picked off, this game might be pretty ugly for the Tigers. The offense has frankly been a mess, in the passing game.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      youth an inexperience on the defense is showing. I like the intensity tho. Just need a good yelling at

  168. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I’d expect WSU to kick it deeper, this time. Bolen has the leg. No way I’d let Mason have another go.

  169. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Bolen does kick deeper, and Mason takes a knee.

  170. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers at their own 25. Here’s Grant, turns the corner!

  171. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..TOUCHDOWN,AUBURN! wow.

  172. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Speed sweep, gone.

  173. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Parkey, and a timeout? No, a review.

  174. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I think they are checking if he stepped out.

  175. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Did, I think. Ouch. But that will rest the defense more.

  176. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd angle, NO! I think he scored!

  177. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Call: touchdown! Auburn ties the game!

  178. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cody Parkey back in, and this PAT is good! Auburn leads, 22-21 with 6:06 left in the half in a wild one!

  179. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Boy if we could only play defense.

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      ……you said it. Looks like no improvement at linebacker AT ALL, from last year.

      • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

        leach is keying on that

      • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

        The mere fact Holland won the job, doesn’t say much for what we have available at the position.
        The tackling is still atrocious.

        • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

          at least they aren’t doing head tackles like what WSU is doing

  180. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    here’s the shootout I was hoping we’d avoid. Defensive leadership needs to step up!

  181. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Parkey will hit the goalpost, with this one. Wow.

  182. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday and the Cougar offense takes over. A SACK! Adams, the freshman!

  183. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……2nd and 12. Halliday takes, and will panically throw, and Whitehead drops a pick.

  184. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and long. Hallday, he’s dumping right, and has Marks open for a first down, Mincy turned around, and too soft.

  185. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..From the 37, dumps a wheel to the back, and has 8, and Mincy looks shaken up.

  186. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Holland lost coverage, on that one.

  187. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 2, Laufasa, will pick his way, and he’s going down for a loss!

  188. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 5, look for the slant. Halliday… he’s flushed, and will hit Caldwell low, and he’s a little short!

  189. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….4th and 2. WSU going. Halliday, and will throw quickly, deflected, and incomplete!

  190. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Adams showing why he wasso highly coveted

  191. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I think Chris Davis kept that guy from turning inside!

  192. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Tigers, Grant again, will crash down to the 37!

  193. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 2. Marshall will give to Mason, powers for the first down to the 34!

  194. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and ten Tigers! Fakes, and looking, will be flushed, and he’s loose! Out of bounds at the 29.

  195. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Grant on the speed sweep, not this time, lost two.

  196. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    3rd and 8 tigers. Empty, but Prosch back up. Draw, Marshall, and he’s down at the 30.

  197. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..In comes Parkey, and the Cougars call time with 1:17 left on 4th down.

  198. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    No surprise…..Marshall is not Cam

  199. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cody Parkey in once again. This one’s from 47. This kick is GOOOOOD!

  200. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Auburn extends the lead with 1:11 left in the half, and Auburn leads 25-21.

  201. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Cody back on target….made it look easy

  202. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Parkey tees it up. This one is WAY into the stands.

  203. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..One timeout left for the COugars. Auburn must contain.

  204. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday will chunk to an open man for 8, clock running.

  205. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Short dump, and Marks went backward, and didn’t get the first!

  206. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..And an incomplete pass on 3rd down, with 22 seconds left!

  207. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Punt team in, and Bolen will punt it. Davis deep. Bad snap, but they get it off, and Davis fair catches at the 32, 14 seconds left.

  208. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Two times left, will AUburn play, or knee it?

  209. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..QB draw, Marshall doesn’t get much, and this will end the half. Auburn leads, 25-21!

  210. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Time for some food!

  211. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    TBH this is almost exactly what I expected: a VERY opportunistic defense, and a VERY explosive offense. I’m a bit disappointed in Marshall’s QB play, I think it is more QB-WR jitters. Hopefully that is just 1st game jitters. Overall I’m happy with the D. Has been consistently stout against the run with much better secondary against a tricky mike leach offense.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Its a little disheartening to know that we are getting out schemed on defense. Its been a chess match with adjustment on both sides but Leach is getting the better of Johnson IMO right now. Thankfully we have been able to get some bounces go our way, otherwise we might be behind in this game. The tackling is again a major cause of concern. We still aren’t wrapping up and are still standing up and arm tackling…..horrible form.

      • AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

        Agreed tackling hasn’t been up to snuff, but mike leach is one of the few coaches where being out-schemed doesn’t give me much heartburn. A Johnson clearly made some good adjustments and mike leach trapped him with them. We’ll see how the second half goes in this interesting chess match. Hopefully tackling and d-line play improved though…

  212. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    It will be interesting to see what adjustments we make at halftime. Ellis HAS to do something about the middle of the field. We look like we forgot that needs to be defended. They clearly aren’t afraid of us putting 8 in the box.
    So far the only guy who looks to be disruptive is Montravious Adams, in his limited action.

    The running game has obviously looked good. Mason and Grant look awesome and CAP looks like a punishing power runner. I don’t know what Nick needs to get going but he definitely isn’t ready just yet. He can sling it but his accuracy is not where it needs to be. If he can’t get it going in the air, we may have trouble late. The WR’s absolutely MUST catch anything they get their hands on…..drops will eventually kill us.

  213. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the box score, Connor Halliday is 24 of 37 for 261 yards and one score, but he has two picks, and a costly missed pass on 4th down. The Cougar running game has had some short yardage success, but has only picked up 19 yards on 12 carries.

    …..Meanwhile, Auburn’s Nick Marshall has only 2 completions on 8 attempts, with several drops. And some have been thrown too hard to handle. Marshall has 6 carries for 15 yards. Meanwhile, the Tiger haven’t turned the ball over, have 155 rushing yards, at a ridiculous 7.5 yards per carry. Add in a 100 yard Tre Mason kick return touchdown, and it translates to a 25-21 halftime lead.

    …..Tigers will receive, to start the second half.

  214. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd half, coming up. Gus says we need to go down and score, and we’ll win the ballgame!

  215. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s Bolen to kick off. Mason and Bray deep, and Mason will take a knee five yards deep.

  216. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Tigers at the 25. Why is the play clock running? Give Mason, will gash to the 31.

  217. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 4. Rollout, and Bray has it, and is down at the 33.

  218. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….3rd and 2. Power look. Artis-Payne is stuffed, no gain.

  219. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Not much on the right side, no push.

  220. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Missed block by Chad Slade, on replay.

  221. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..TOWERING punt by Clark, and this one will go out out at the Cougar 13!

  222. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here come the Cougars. Halliday has two backs. He’ll will fire out to Marks, and he’s out to the 21 in front of Mincy.

  223. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Good to see Mincy back out there

  224. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 2. Give, and stuffed is Mason! Sanders stood that up and dropped him for a loss!

  225. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….3rd and 3. Halliday will fire, and another slant, Williams has it in front of Mincy, first down.

  226. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    oing to back a LB out into those slant lanes…this is pathetic

  227. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….New set of downs at the 26. Halliday will take, and will throw it away incomplete.

  228. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Quick fade, and too far out of bounds.

  229. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….3rd and 10. Halliday is flushed, running, and will fire into a crowd, and Mincy had a dropped interception. Wow. But 4th down!

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Hey at least we had a guy in position to make a play…..a lot different than last year

  230. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Adams the difference on that play

  231. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Bolen in to punt. This one is high, Davis, has it, will get outside and get up to the Auburn 47!

  232. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nice return by Davis

  233. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Tigers with good field position.

  234. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here come the Tigers! Give, Mason on the draw, and won’t get much.

  235. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Marshall changing his play. And Auburn jumps up front. Erg.

  236. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Horrible block by Dismukes

  237. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Dismukes picked up the ball and put it back down. Automatic.

  238. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 15. Dumped to Mason, and he’s up to the Auburn 48,got some of it back.

  239. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    And a false start on Dismukes…must be on the Salvia

  240. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 9. Mason will go deep, and Coates will grab it, and stays in bounds at the 18!

  241. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Snap the ball quick!!

  242. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….First down in the red zone. Mason on the cutback, has three or so.

  243. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    FINALLY Marshall connects!

  244. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 7. Grant on the reverse, fumbles inside the ten, and a flag. Who got theball?

  245. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Call, unsportsmanlike conduct, no ejection. A big helmet-to-helmet lick. Auburn keeps the ball!

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      why no ejection?

    • AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

      Lucky break for AUb. Grant needs to hold on to those (though that was one heck of a hit!)

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      That was a man laying a lick…..great hit. Dumb penalty though.

  246. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..First and goal at the 4, and Auburn calls time.

  247. rn4au rn4au says:

    Yes!!! Let’s take it in!! Cory run over them and score that TD!!! That hit looked head to head…That was unnecessary!!

  248. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Here go the Tigers! Keeper, flag, Marshall scores, but what’s the call?

  249. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..And, holding. Artis-Payne.

  250. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Wipes it out, and back to the 15. Ouch.

  251. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Dumb penalty by CAP

  252. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Draw, Marshall, will spin forward to the 13, and looks gimpy coming up. Uh-oh.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      You don’t want your QB doing spin moves on runs

  253. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and goal at the 14. Reverse to Bray, stopped at the 9.

  254. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and goal from the 9. Here’s Marshall, throws it over Uzomah.

  255. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here comes Cody Parkey. Short field goal is up, and good!

  256. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Can’t say I like the playcalling down there

  257. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Tigers take a 28-21 lead, with 6:51 left in the 3rd.

  258. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    DAMN Marshall needs to start connecting on those short passes

  259. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Q says that Trovon Reed missed his block on the holding penalty, and left Artis-Payne in the lurch on that one.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Guess that’s why we don’t see Reed on the field too much

    • AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

      Guess that’s why Reed didn’t get more props in practice. Malzahn receivers better block!

  260. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s Parkey to kick it off again. He’s gotten more work tonight than he did in about three or four games combined last season.

  261. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    missed an opportunity to put some distance in the score here.

  262. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Parkey will hit one short, and it goes out of bounds short of the goal line. Dang.

  263. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..That will put the Cougars at the 35.

  264. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday will give to Caldwell, and he has a first down running over McKinzy.

  265. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Halliday flushed, and he’s got room. He’s all the way to the Auburn 44. Both ends got WAY upfield.

  266. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs. Time, will miss Williams, White was there, incomplete.

  267. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Finally got a push up the middle and no LBs there to make a play

  268. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Halliday hit, will throw it away, flag! Grounding! Montravious Adams is a beast!

  269. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Adams making an impact…again

  270. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Call: ineligible downfield. 5 yards. What?

  271. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Still, 2nd and 16. Halliday will check. Slant, caught, and stopped quickly is Bartelone. Therezie.

  272. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    What the heck was Owens doing there? Other than nothing

  273. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    3rd and 9. Crowd making noise. Flushed, will try to run, and Auburn just can’t contain. Linebackers lost. Another first down Cougars.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      adams double teamed. Leach is learning

  274. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    That is criminal

  275. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Swing pass to Mason, and he to the Auburn 26 for 7.

  276. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    I do NOT like this defense

  277. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cougars driving. 2nd and 3. Deep fade, overthrown.

  278. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Thereziebgot away with one there

  279. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 3. And here’s Halliday, fakes, and another badly thrown ball on the same fade! Therezie just too fast, able to stay.

  280. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Field goal team in. This one is from 43 yards, and it’s good.

  281. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..With 4:18 left in the 3rd, Auburn still leads, 28-24.

  282. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    Nice to see some physical DB play (/sigh of relief no pass interference)

  283. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Mason and Bray deep. Bolen will kick it to Mason two yards deep, Mason will be tripped at the 21.

  284. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Wildcat look, and Mason gets it, will fight to the 26.

  285. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    GO DUFNER!

  286. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 5. Marshall will find Denson, he’s got it out to the 38!

  287. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of downs, Grant on a sweep, will be dropped at teh 48!

  288. rn4au rn4au says:

    Whoo Hoo! I see flashes of a good offense anyway

  289. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 10 Tigers. Grant has 120 on the ground. Deep throw, Lewis can’t get to it!

  290. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Got to love Grants playmaking speed

  291. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    WSU again with those helmet tackles….

  292. rn4au rn4au says:

    Lewis!! Crap!! You gotta catch that bomb Dude!!!

  293. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Dumped to Bray, will pick up good yardage, and he’s got the first!

  294. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    Marshall athleticism starting to make difference in defense play calling

  295. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    One thing we have on offense in spades… Is speed

  296. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here go the Tigers! Marshall will go deep again, over Coates, looked like a mugging.

  297. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10 Tigers. Wallace in as a wideout, Mason, flea flicker, and he overthrows Denson, who was uncovered.

  298. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Earth to Malzahn, the running game is cooking… Enough with the heaves downfield

  299. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Getting a little too fancy, there. 3rd and 10, and Marshall will dump it off for a loss to Coates, and this drive is over with a little too cute play-calling.

    • AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

      Play call was right (receiver wide open) just poor execution

  300. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    just. idiotic. play calling

  301. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    Looking for passing consistency to improve in next game

  302. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Clark in to punt, and this one is shanked, hits at the 20, but kicks back in and rolls dead at the ten. 30 yards, but killed at the ten.

  303. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cougars back on the attack. Quick toss, Craycraft got it, only a yard. Robensen Therezie on the stop again. Good game, from him.

  304. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Horrible end to a pretty exciting drive. Malzahn has got to realize what’s working and stay with it

  305. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    wasted oppportunity on bad play calling. ugh!!

  306. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 9. Short throw, Mincy scoops it up, picked off!

  307. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Now, they say Mincy scooped it off the turf, incomplete. Review coming.

  308. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….3rd and 9, and Galvin has it up to the 25. FIrst down.

  309. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Major momentum buster

  310. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……New set of downs. Give inside, and Caldwell is just gashing the Auburn defense up to midfield. Auburn is terrible stopping the run in the middle.

  311. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    I smell a Wazzoo TD coming up. We aren’t playing smart and they are getting some breaks

  312. rn4au rn4au says:

    oh my goshh!!!! This inconsistency on D is killing me…well.. at least I have to say that we are playing HARD at least… We need work but at least we have some fire in our gut to work with…

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      True…at least we are competitive.

      We aren’t doing ourselves any favors in the smarts department though

  313. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Just a blown call on the interception, and they didn’t even review it? Which conference is this crew from? I sure hope it’s not Steve Shaw’s guys.

  314. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……I’m hoping we hear why that pick wasn’t reviewed.

  315. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..At the Washington State 48, new set of downs. Fires left, and Mincy should have had a pick, knocked away. First play of the fourth quarter.

  316. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mincy is taking a beating tonight

  317. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Two backs. Dumped over the middle, knocked away by Davis! INcomplete!

  318. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Minch and Davis are playing well

  319. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Third and 10. Halliday is flushed, and throws it away, pressure ruined that!

  320. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Lot of young rushers in there, including Justin Delaine.

  321. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Even dropping into coverage Adams effects the play

  322. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Bolen with a good punt, Davis fair catches at the Auburn 15.

  323. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    What in the heck is Garner in Adams face for? Dude is making a difference on the line for the first time in two years

  324. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    Come on, offense! Give the defense a break!

  325. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……I kind of wish I had time to watch UGA and Clemson. That looks like a barn burner of a game. Evidently, neither of those teams is playing defense, either.

  326. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Checking the stinger scoreboard, WKU has Kentucky down 35-17, late.

  327. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Direct snap to Artis Payne, and dug forward for three.

  328. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Marshall will get hit, gets away, and hits Coates, and he’s got a first down!

  329. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Draw to Mason, kicks outside, and he’s to the 35 for 5.

  330. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….2nd and 5. Grant in, and it’s wildcat. Marshall will be near the first, but not quite.

  331. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……3rd and short. Give to A-P, and he’s to the 41, first down!

  332. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..New set of Auburn downs. Give to Grant on the sweep, and he powers forward for seven!

  333. rn4au rn4au says:

    Rhett Lashlee looks 12… no wait… 12 year olds are more mature looking

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      …..Have you been on campus at Auburn lately? The students look about 14 years old. I don’t know whether its good nutrition, or old eyes.

  334. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Love Grant

  335. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 3. Mason, and he’s up the gut, bouncing for about 2 yards.

  336. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    THIS is better play calling

  337. rn4au rn4au says:

    ….and the humid subtropical stuff is kicking in …. lol

  338. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 1, Tigers. Wildcat, Cameron Artis-Payne takes the snap, has about 20 yards, gets tackled by the neck way out of bounds, and no call?

  339. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    another helmet tackle !!

  340. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    How can that not be a penalty?

  341. rn4au rn4au says:

    WHat The HECK with the calls???

  342. AUcideng42 AUcideng42 says:

    Conditioning starting to win this

  343. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    That was an excellently executed running bulldog on CAP

  344. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..WSU calls time, with Auburn at their 31 yard line. Who ARE these buffoons in the striped shirts?

  345. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Someone needs to tell Montravious that clotheslines and piledriver are apparently legal in this evenings contest

  346. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1st and 10, Reverse to Lewis, loss, and a flag too. Blown up series, there.

  347. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Jay Prosch, holding. Drive killer.

  348. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The play calling , for gods sakes the playcalljng

    Omg the playcalling

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      the shorter the field, the worse it gets

  349. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Declined, 2nd and 15. Three wide, rolling. Marshall will escape, will scramble, and he’s to the WSU 29!

  350. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 8. Time. WIll hit Lewis at the 25, short.

  351. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here comes Parkey, right call.

  352. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….From 42 yards, kick, and it’s GOOOD!

  353. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..With 9:07 left in the game, Auburn takes a 31-24 lead!

  354. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Parkey solid

    Again the play calling is killing us

  355. rn4au rn4au says:

    Payne looks like Tate but runs like McCaleb

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Errr, I’ll give you Ronnie Brown, but not McCaleb ;)

  356. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..In my preview several months ago, I had Auburn winning 27-24.

  357. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Parkey to kick. hopefully better than last time.

  358. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..The boot… short to the one, Caldwell will go straight ahead, and crashes to the 25.

  359. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Give to Caldwell, shut down by Blackson after only 3.

  360. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 7. Halliday, will move, and find Marks out at the 45. Davis couldn’t contain him.

  361. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Fake, and Halliday will throw high, and Caldwell will snag it, for only 3.

  362. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 4. Auburn digging in. Fires, and Williams has it, down to the Auburn 40 on the slant. Erg.

  363. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Too much cusion. Inside give to Laufasa, gets seven. Ouch.

  364. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 3. Give, Laufasa, short. Adams will haul him down by the feet.

  365. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 2. Fires, and out of bounds! Ryan White in good position!

  366. rn4au rn4au says:

    ADams is a monster

  367. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..4th and 2! Halliday will dump, and caught, and Marks has the first down, Auburn cannot stop the short dumps over the middle!

  368. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Pumps, will throw it away. Good pressure, 5:16 left in the game.

  369. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..At the Auburn 25. 2nd and 10. Give, big hold, and Mason, and he’s stretching it inside the ten. Poor end play, just way upfield again.

  370. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..At the Auburn 8. In the end zone, picked off!

  371. rn4au rn4au says:

    Thireeeezeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your my HEEERRRRRROOOOOOO!!!!!

  372. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Robensen Therezie! Picked up, and Therezie covered the wheel! HOW long has it been since we could cover that route?

  373. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Grant on the reverse, and he’s got about 17!

  374. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Glory glory!!!

  375. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    no stupid play calling. no stupid play calling. no stupid play calling. no stupid play calling.

  376. rn4au rn4au says:

    Grant running for 17!!! At least Malzahn is not Tubberville sitting on a 7 point lead

  377. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Auburn at the 39. Auburn running the clock. Give Mason, breaking away, powering, and fumbled. Oooooo…. WSU recovers at the 50.

  378. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Cougars on the attack again. 4 minutes. Two backs, give Mason, gets five, stopped by Ryan Smith.

  379. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    And the last thing we needed

  380. rn4au rn4au says:

    Well Crap…

  381. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 5. And a dropped ball, behind Marks a bit.

  382. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..3rd and 5, again two down territory. They’ll fire incomplete, Adams on the pressure, and Auburn just can’t get a holding call.

  383. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    MONSTER!!

  384. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……4th and 5, Cougars going. 3:22 left. Here’s Halliday, and gives, and Caldwell will chew for 13 up the gut.

  385. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Here’s a post, and Mincy will knock it away from Marks!

  386. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..2nd and 10. Dumped over the middle, should have been picked off, too high.

  387. rn4au rn4au says:

    Who was that ball supposed to be thrown at?

  388. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….3rd and 10. Dump to the 27, Myers for five. Short.

  389. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..4th and 5. 2:30 left. Halliday will take, will fire, and overthrow! AUburn with the stop! 2:09 left!

  390. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Halliday has thrown the ball 65 times, but Auburn has the ball now, with a 31-24 lead.

  391. rn4au rn4au says:

    Our Game!!! Wheeeewwwwww!!!!!! The defense won the game!!!! I’m shocked!!!! Maybe there’s something to build on after all

  392. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    no stupid play calling. no turnovers

  393. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nick Marshall is going to need to make a play win this game. He needs to get us at least one first down

  394. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    FINISH IT!

  395. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Yeah, we need to pick up one first down.

  396. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    Almost there!

  397. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ….Tigers back on offense. I’m tempted to say “throw it over the rush.”

  398. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..No, Mason up the gut for eight! How ’bout the confidence calling Mason again? Timeout WSU.

  399. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1:59 left in this game.

  400. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    That was a big run on 1st down

  401. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Mason will break a tackle, picks up 11, a first down, and WSU has only one TO left.

  402. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Great run by Mason, that should all but do it

  403. rn4au rn4au says:

    First down!!! Run Clock Run

  404. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Clock will wind down, and Mason up the gut, will pick up 4 to midfield, last timeout called by the Cougars.

  405. rn4au rn4au says:

    run clock run..run clock run…

  406. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..1:20 left, and WSU can’t stop it. 2nd and 6, Mason up the gut for 2.

  407. rn4au rn4au says:

    :55..:54…:53

  408. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Clock running. Auburn in the victory formation, and Marshall will take a knee, and this one’s over!

  409. rn4au rn4au says:

    OK… NOW I can Type it :)
    Our Game!!! Wheeeewwwwww!!!!!! The defense won the game!!!! I’m shocked!!!! Maybe there’s something to build on after all

  410. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Auburn has beaten a BCS opponent for the first time since the 2011 Chickfilet Bowl. The Tigers take down Washington State, 31-24!

  411. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    Therieze gets honors. Adams…what a show! Mason! CAP! Grant!

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      I hope Whitaker is working hard on his degree, because I don’t see him winning back his spot from Adams. Montravious is here to stay….at least for three years anyway

  412. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..There’s a whole lot to work on, but this team dug in and did what it had to do. Kudos to the Tigers! I think Mike Leach’s Cougars will win more than three this year, and he had the plan to give us fits. We get the Arkansas State Red Wolves next weekend, and another hurry up attack. Should be good training. Then the MSU Bulldogs, with a very green receiving corps that cost them today.

  413. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    For less than stellar…alright, not very good….QB play, to win is a big deal. The defense, while maddeningly inconsistent, played opportunistically. Not pretty, but a win, is a win, is a win. Great job and WAR EAGLE!

  414. rn4au rn4au says:

    So Proud!! When was the last time we had 3 interceptions in a game?

  415. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……And thanks to everyone who participated on our open thread today! And it’s great to see some of our long-time participants back, like Col Angus and Rn4au, who were major contributors during the 2010 national championship year.

    ……Yes, I do know we need to get some kind of auto-refreshing comment system in place, and we are working on it. However, I did feel like the site held up a lot better than our fumbling attempts last season. It handled the bandwidth and length of this thread without problems, at least from my perspective. Can’t say the same for “WatchESPN.com.” I dealt with frequent crashes and slowdowns on that site. All-access for SEC fans, really? I think the SEC could sue for breach of contract!

    …..Basically, I got about 75 percent of this game watched, and leaned a ton on Stan and Rod over on the Auburn network. Kudos to them, they were great as usual.

    ……And thanks so much to Gus Malzhan, and this edition of the Auburn Tigers. This is a much tougher team than last year, even with all of its flaws. To be honest, we knew we’d not see a total turnaround in nine months. But this team will fight you. We saw that tonight!

    …..War Eagle, and good night! I’m going to check out UGA and Clemson, and see who wins that. Grades up tomorrow, and thanks again for everyone who reads our meanderings.

    • rn4au rn4au says:

      Great Job Acid!! You did a bang up job as usual… never know you were even struggling with anything at all.

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        …..Thanks! This game was a breeze, in comparison. Our low point last season was the Ole Miss game. The site limped along, and just crashed completely in that game in the 4th quarter. I had to stop typing, and just watch in misery as Auburn gave up three scores to the Rebels late to take a 3 touchdown loss.

        …..We’re still learning on web-tech. Some of us (like me) are folks who first learned computing on punch-cards back in the 1970s…

        …..The good news on this team is that there’s a ton of upside on this team, when they get tuned up and focused. The bad news is linebackers. We had some mistakes at end, with two new starters, but we’re still hurting pretty badly at the two linebacker spots. This scheme was hurt by WSU’s particular strategy, but it still needs to improve. Guys kept slugging, though, and both McKinzy and Frost kept plugging.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Thanks for another great thread Acid, you really do a super job staying up with the game. I really appreciate your efforts!

  416. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Last year’s team would have mailed that in. It wasn’t pretty. But they pulled it together for a win!

    War Eagle!

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      ……Absolutely! I liked the fight in us, and while we all screamed about certain play calls at times, it was a LOT better than at ANY point last season.

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Aside from the complete lack of LB play, this team bore no resemblance to the squad that ended last season. There are fighters on this team and a lot of offensive talent. If Nick Marshall can develop some touch on his passes, we will be hard to stop. We have miles to go to beat a team like LSU, but I think we can at least compete.

      Heres to improvement every week! 2013- NO DAYS OFF!! WAR EAGLE!!

  417. gocougs says:

    Well from the other perspective, we understand your pain. 3 picks is something to build on, yet it came from a team that threw virtually every down. To be honest, the Cougars dominated every aspect of this game…offense, defense, coaching. Yet, I agree a win is a win even if that win came from opportunistic means. Congratulations to Auburn. We are happy knowing all that WSU has to do is fix stupid mistakes….Yet, watching Auburn the last few years, it does remind me of our beloved Cougs and their struggles. My question to my friends was…..”are the cougs this much improved, or is AU this bad”? I hope you guys go undefeated. We have USC next week in LA whom I think is is a much better team than AU. I hope you prepared us well.

  418. gocougs says:

    Oh….and, next time could you guys have more beer available?

    http://www.cougcenter.com/2013/8/30/4678272/wsu-coug-cougs-fans-auburn-football-bar-runs-out-of-beer

    • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

      …..My condolences! Taking a loss AND being out of beer has to be tough. Yeah, the Cougars looked much more polished. A few missed throws hurt, and I think Leach didn’t call enough running plays. We weren’t stopping them very well!

      …..Our offense was a mess, but we had some big plays from some guys with crazy speed. First game with a new staff, and we beat a pretty good PAC-12 team? I’ll take it!

  419. restless6 says:

    Mixed bag here.

    Therezie is the man! Adams rocks! Corey Grant is awesome, and Mason and Payne were good too.

    Special teams looked good.

    Marshall needs work, and I saw Gus on Prosch’s case a lot for some reason. Jake Holland is still Jake Holland. Practice hero doesn’t mean game performer.

    Attention high school linebackers: You have open doors at Auburn

    I love Gus’s fiery coaching! This team needs that! Coach Garner gets hot too. I like that. No coddling here.

    The team looked tougher and has a different attitude now.

    On a different note, I’m happy for Clemson. They could be a contender. The HUNH works good there, and Boyd to Watkins looks unbeatable.

    Mark Richt may be in his last year.

    Glad to see the mighty Mullens get exposed as the frauds they are.

    Oh, and does anyone else think that Gary Patterson seems like a world class d-bag?

  420. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Clemson was an awfully tough matchup for Georgia. They have a totally rebuilt defense, and to face a veteran QB and that machine was just asking too much, I think.

    …..Didn’t watch LSU. I’ve been getting up at 4-something in the morning for the past few weeks, and I was flat wiped out by the time Auburn finished.

    • restless6 says:

      I get up early too. My daughter is a cross county runner and they run before dawn 6 days a week.

      Of course, they swept their first meet yesterday too. :-)

      Looking forward to your game summary.

      Could this be Clemson’s year???

      Oh, and the Bama isn’t what it was made out to be. The OL isn’t what it was. TAM should study VTs defensive strategy.

      • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

        …..But A&M got run all over by Rice. They are rebuilding on the defensive front seven, too.

        …..Congrats on the meet results!

  421. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    I am glad Auburn won the game. But it was in doubt the entire 60 minutes.

    Positives:
    RB’s are able.
    Offensive line is fair.
    M Adams #1 is a ball player
    And our DB’s 3 out of 6 times can catch an interception

    Negatives:
    Nick Marshall is OVER RATED. At best he is average.
    Receiving Corps is mediocre.
    Defensive line (- Adams) is sub SEC talent
    Our linebackers are average

    I am glad Gus was upset last night. He should be. He has a long, long way to go to get just in the “post season” much less compete for an SEC title.

    I think WSU gets a ton of credit. They played like they wanted to win. AU is a 6-6 ball team.

    WDE