Explode the Boilermakers! (Auburn vs. Purdue Open Thread)
Auburn visits Nissan Stadium for the first time in 15 years.
War Eagle, everybody! This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2018 Music City Bowl. Both teams would love to end this season with a victory and go into the off months with some momentum. For Purdue, it is a chance to have a winning record. For Auburn, a strong performance might stave off a lot of off-season criticism. This is the first ever meeting between these two teams.
The game is an intriguing matchup between lower-middle-tier teams from the Big Ten and the SEC. In my lifetime, Auburn is 5–3 against the Big Ten in bowl season with wins over Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Northwestern. Auburn has lost to Michigan and twice to Wisconsin. It will be strength against strength and weakness against weakness. Purdue brings a high-powered offense against a stingy Auburn defense. Likewise, a leaky Purdue defense faces an Auburn offense that sometimes can’t get out of its own way.
The game will kick off at 12:30 PM and will be televised on ESPN. The weather has been frightful for the last couple of days in the southeast, with lots of rain. My rain gauge banked 4.25 inches between dusk and dawn. The field at Nissan Stadium will likely be soggy for this one. No artifical turf woes this day! The rain will likely have ended well before kickoff, and temps will hover around 60 degrees F under a cloudy sky. A gray day, but good football weather!
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play, and I’ll hope to pull my Tigers through this contest. I may plug into the thread very late instead of doing my usual pre-game scouting. I need a nap this morning, having pulled 112 work hours in the past 10 days.
…..My time is now up, and I thank you for yours. War Eagle! What a fun game…
…..Had Auburn run the offense all the way through the 4th quarter, at least a couple more touchdowns could have been scored.
….Auburn rocked the Purdue defense for 586 yards, today.
…..Tigers finish the season 8-5, for the 3rd time in 6 years under head coach Gus Malzahn.
…..Knee, and this one is over. Auburn beats Purdue, 63-14.
…..They’ll have to run one more play, with about 15 seconds left.
…..Victory formation, and Gatewood takes a knee.
…..I feel like it’s highly probable that Gus has ’em take a knee twice, here.
…..With a quarterback the size of Gatewood, I ’em up under center and run a QB sneak.
…..Auburn is 3rd and goal at the 1 foot line.
…..And Auburn calls timeout. We have 1:01 left in the ballgame, leading 63-14.
…..Auburn will have to run one more play.
…..Two backs, on first and goal. Tolbert, will be an inch or two short.
…..Will Auburn punch this in, or not?
…..5 wides. Motion in. Fake, keeper, Gatewood is down at the ONE!
….Clock runs under 3 minutes.
…..3rd and 11. Trips left. Give to Tolbert, no gain.
…..Two backs. Gatewood gives to Hill on the sweep, and lost a yard.
….That stops the clock, with 3:46 left. Auburn leads, 63-14.
…..Two backs. Screen to Hill, behind him, and dropped.
…..Auburn will let the clock run, with a first down, and the clock will be under 4 minutes when they snap it again.
…..Offense stays in, on 4th and 2. Gatewood will fake, keep, and he’s driving down to the 20!
…..Empty set. Tolbert moves in. Give, and no gain at all.
…..3rd and 2. Purdue bringing everybody.,.
…..2nd and 6. Same formation. Give Tolbert, 4 more.
…..New set of downs. Pistol set, trips right. Give Tolbert, will slash to the 30.
….Moves the ball down to the Purdue 34.
…..Call: dead ball, on Purdue!
…..And flags are thrown.
……2nd and 10. Trips right. Fakes, keeper, will get across midfield.
…..Gatewood in at QB. Gives to CJ Tolbert, gets nothing.
…..Boilermakers will punt. Davis fair catches at the Auburn 47, with 7:57 left in the ballgame.
…..3rd and 7, draw to Jones, won’t get there! Dropped at the 14.
…..Backup quarterback in the game? Auburn called a corner blitz and blew that up.
…..Trips left, and Blough leaves the game. A give, and Jones is dumped for a loss.
…..Two backs for Purdue. Give Jones, got about 6.
…..Tigers hold a 63-14 lead, in the 2018 Music City Bowl over Purdue.
…..Head Coach Gus Malzahn apparently did not want to run up the score.
…..WIth 10:04 left in the ball game, Purdue takes over at the nine.
…..Power set. Give Schwartz on the sweep, down at the nine, and the ball goes over.
…..Auburn will go for it, on 4th down? They are going to run as much clock as possible.
…..3rd and goal. Draw, no room, gets two.
…..Purdue not buying the trips. Only one pass defender out there…
……2nd and goal at the ten. Trips left once again. Give Shivers, hit before he can take a step.
……Pistol set. Trips left. Give Shivers, lost a yard.
……1st and goal at the nine!
…..Pistol set. Shivers, will fire through, and is tripped at the nine!
…..2nd and 1. Trips left. Fake, keeper, finally pushed out at the 22!
…..New set of downs. Willis in the pistol. Gives Shivers, and will explode out to the 48.
…..3rd and 6. 4 wides. Willis will have only a 3 man rush. Takes off, and is out to the 39!
….That ends the 3rd quarter. Auburn leads, 63-14.
…..Motion out. Pitch to Schwartz, and will get about 4.
…..We have 7 seconds left in the 3rd, with Auburn leading Purdue 63-14.
…..2nd and 11. Willis will change his play, and timeout called just before the play clock expired.
…..New set of downs. Trips left again, with King right. Give Shivers, lost yardage.
…..Trips left for Willis. Fakes, keeps right, and has 10!
…..4th and 8. Chopper to punt. Hits at the 9, bounces back to the 13.
…..Blough finds Knox wide open, and dropped the ball!
…..Move it back, 3rd and 8.
…..Brings up 3rd and 3. And a flag as Wright jumps, out on the flank.
…..2nd and 2. Two backs, give Knox, nothing doing!
…..New set of downs. Here’s a quickout, to Moore, nearly 9 yards.
…..Flat pass to Moore, gets about 11.
….That last play by Willis was that old inverted veer play they used to run with Cam Newton. The unblocked end played the running back, and Willis should have kept the ball inside. Made the wrong read, on that one.
…..50 yard punt.
….They come after it, booted to the 25, and Moore has nowhere to go.
…..This will be Auburn’s first punt of the day. Arryn Siposs in.
…..3rd and 5. Trips right again. Give Shivers, and he’ll lose a bunch.
…..2nd and 11. Trips right. Give to Martin, will power out over the 30.
…..Malik Willis checks in, and Stidham’s Auburn career is now over.
…..Stidham is in the game, 4 wides. Cox moves in. Give to Martin, dropped for a loss.
…..Shivers and Igbinoghene deep for the kickoff. It is booted to the five on the bounce, Igbinoghene is out to the 26.
…..I wonder if we’ll see Stidham again, after that score. He has 373 passing yards on the day.
…..The extra point is good, and with 5:29 left in the 3rd quarter, Auburn’s lead is cut to 63-14.
…..Spread out the Tigers, and took it to the house.
……Trips left. Blough will keep, and he’s gone.
…..Brings up 3rd and 10, likely 2 down territory.
……2nd and 10. Shotgun set. Blough will fake, scrambling, shoveled ahead, incomplete.
…..4 wide set, under center. Blough will give to Moore, no gain!
…..Igbinoghene flagged. That will move it to the Auburn 22.
Most points scored in an SEC bowl game? Nice. Record previously held by Alabama.
….At the Auburn 38. Trips right. Blough will float it deep, and flagged.
Still can’t believe this Purdue team shellacked Ohio State by 29 points.
…..3rd and 11. Time, Blough, on the fade pattern, and Moore has it for a big gain.
….2nd and 11. Here’s Blough, firing behind a receiver on a short crossing pattern.
…..Pistol set for Purdue. Give Jones and he won’t get back to the line!
…..We have likely seen the last of Jarrett Stidham, after 5 touchdown passes today. Carlson kunckles the kickoff out of bounds…
…..Auburn hasn’t just opened a can on Purdue, they’ve opened a 12-pack!
……Carlson in for the pat, and he’s up and good! With 7:16 left in the 3rd quarter, Auburn leads Purdue, 63-7!
…..2nd and goal. Bunch left. Motion by Davis, pitch to Davis, will turn the corner, and INNNNN!
…..1st and goal at the ten. Pistol set. Give Shivers, powers to the five.
…..Motion in, give Miller, to the ten.
……Will be third and a foot at the 12.
…..2nd and 9. Pistol set. Here’s a give to Shivers, bounces outside, close to the first down!
…..1st and 10 Tigers. Bunch look. Motion across, give Shivers, only a yard on the sweep.
…..3rd and a yard. Heavy set wildcat, Whitlow will hammer to the 21.
…..2nd and 8. Motion across. Give Shivers, will hammer off tackle, close to the stake.
…..Stidham will give to Miller, hammers for a couple, maybe three.
…..At the Purdue 32.
…..Brings up 3rd and 8. 4 wides. Changing the play. Time, fires to Schwartz, loose to the 35!
…..2nd and 8.Two backs. Davis comes out, swung low to Davis, short-hopped it.
…..New set of downs. Double stacks. Motion in. Give Martin to the boundary again, to the 35.
…..Auburn out on offense. Stidham in the pistol set. Motion in. Give Martin, will slash up the boundary to the 32!
…..Punting team in. Big punt, and Ryan Davis fair catches at the 21.
…..3rd and 13. Trips left, one right. Blough steps up, fires into the boundary, incompete!
…..Strung out, and lost back to the 35.
…..2nd and 10. Empty set. Motion in, pitched to Moore, loses yardage!
…..1st and 10. Three wides. in the gun. Blough had time, but had to throw it away.
…..Pistol set for the Boilermakers, give to KNox, and he gashes for about 13.
…..Kicked through, and out of the end zone, touchback.
…..Carlson will kick off the second half, with Auburn leading Purdue 56-7.
…..Auburn has never scored 56 points in a half, ever.
…..I’m reading that no team in an FBS bowl game has EVER scored 56 points in a half, before today.
….Darius Slayton has 3 catches, 160 yards and 3 touchdowns.
…..Stidham finishes the half 13 of 18, for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns. Also has 1 run for 6 yards.
…..I thought that their pass defense was leaky, and that has definitely proved to be the case! They have to blitz to get any pressure, and are leaving folks wide open.
Well, Purdue is not boiling today! War Eagle!!!
…..Victory formation at the 45, and Stidham takes a knee. At the half, Auburn leads Purdue, 56-7!!!!!!
….Trips right. Batted down at the line again, and Auburn takes over, with seven seconds left in the half.
….Purdue going for it, offense still out there.
….12 second left in the half, 4th and 10.
…..Two wides each side for Purdue, on 3rd and 10. Pass batted at the line, incomplete!
….That sack took ’em out of field goal range.
….Deshaun Davis on the sack.
…..Purdue calls time, with 15 seconds left. Auburn leads, 56-7, near the half.
…..We’ll have 2nd and 2. Blough will fake, and he’s sacked back at the 46!
….Horrible job by the line crew on the last first down. It was over a yard short, and they signaled first down and moved the chains.
…..19 seconds left, at the Auburn 36.
…..And they call first down? Blough takes off, sldes at the Auburn 37, and calls time.
….Quick dump over the middle, at the Auburn 46.
….At the Purdue 44. Blough fires on the dig, Herdman, for 5.
…..2nd and 1. 4 wides, screen, got the first down.
…..Pistol set. Give Jones, will break tackles, to the 38.
…..1st and 5. Pistol, give Jones, turns the corner, pushed out at the 29.
…..Lined up in the neutral zone.
…..Offsides on TD Moultry.
….and now we get a flag.
…..Apparently not. 1st and 10. Blough will just give it to KNox, nothing doing.
….No flags on that?
…..Carlson to kick off once again. Short, to Knox at the 5, ridden down at the 17! And more fighting and scrapping…
How did Ohio State lose to Purdue?
….Stidham is up to 301 yards in the first half!
……Carlson boots it up and thru, and with 2:01 left in the half, Auburn leads Purdue, 56-7!
…..1ST AND 10. Time, in the end zone, Slayton!!!!! HAS IT!
…..3rd and 10. Trips right. Motion back to the boundary. Steps up, fires over the middle, Williams HAS it, at the 33!
…..2nd and 10. Motion wide, swing to Davis, nothing doing. Slow developing, juggled, no chance.
…..4 wides for Auburn. Motion in by Cox. Fake, and Stidham will have to throw the ball away.
….Davis has the ball at the 50, out of bounds at the Purdue 48.
…..Punt team in for Purdue, from the 18.
….Purdue has been held to just 17 yards on the ground, thus far.
…..Auburn has set all sorts of team bowl records today. Most points, in Auburn bowl history, surpassing the 43 scored against Virginia in the 2011 Chick Filet bowl.
….They’ve been embarrassed on both sides of the ball, today.
…..We have 3:12 left in the half, with Auburn leading Purdue, 49-7. Auburn has one timeout left.
Purdue is cranky.
……Unsportsmanlike on Purdue, for taking down Marlon Davidson well after the play. Auburn calls time..
…..Brings up 3rd and 13. Blough will miss a crossing pass, and more flags, jawing, scrapping…
…..2nd and 25. 4 wides. Motion across. Will dump to Jones, will slash to the 33.
…..At the 31. Fake, and Blough is SAAAAACKED! Derrick Brown!
…..False start, 1st and 15.
…..New set of downs at the 36 for Purdue. Three wides. Flag, and somebody jumped for the Boilermakers.
…..Discussing. The call.. two fouls. Both dead ball personal fouls. Gives Purdue a first down? Weird.
…..2nd and 1. Pistol set, gives to Jones, to the 37, and a flag?
…..In the gun, Blough will have time, dumps on the curl to Zeko, to the 30.
…..Carlson kicks off for the 8th time, knox at the goal line, will get hammered at the 22.
…..Auburn has yet to punt, or turn the ball over. 349 offensive yards, and we still have over 5 minutes left in the half.
….He is 10 of 14, for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns.
….Astounding stat… Stidham is averaging 20.4 yards per pass!
…..Lots of black and gold in this stadium, and some of them are packing up and leaving, here before halftime.
……Anders Carlson in again, up and good! With 5:36 left in the half, Auburn leads Purdue, 49-7!
,,,,,Huddle, Under center. Give Schwartz… pylon, YES!
…..3rd and goal at the six.
…..Shift to an empty look. Fires on the slant, Davis gets to the five.
…..Smoke draw, and a linebacker came unblocked.
…..At the Purdue nine, first and goal. Three wides. Will change the play. Give Whitlow, loses 5.
This team is hungry. Love it.
….Wildcat Whitlow, mashes to the ten, first down.
…..At the 12 of Purdue, first and 10? No. 4th and inches.
…..3rd and 9 for Auburn. Stacks either side. Now shifting. Stidham will fire on the out, that’s Griffin King, has the first!
…..2nd and 10. Three wides. Give Whitlow, hit in the backfield, spins to the 21.
The team has bought into this game.
….At the 22. Play fake, will throw it over Slayton, no flag?
….Going for it. Stidham will double fake, fires, climbing the ladder, Cannella HAS it!
…..Will Auburn go? From the 37, that’s a long field goal attempt.
…..3rd and 2. Half huddle, Under center. Fake, rolls right, too high for Slayton.
…..2nd and 7. Wildcat look, with Whitlow. Takes, and keeps. Rams inside the 40, to the 37.
…..New set of downs at the 45 of Purdue. Give Martin, slashes off left tackle for 4.
….Yep! Tack on 15!
…..1st and 10 Tigers. Pistol set. Rolling left. Fires to Davs, for about 5, and a flag. Facemask?
….Only a 31 yard punt.
….Punt team in. Punt is away, short, hits at the Auburn 38, downed at the 35.
….Nice spot. Only a yard short.
……Blough takes, and will throw underneath to Hurtman, and he’s short by about 3.
…..3rd and 8, possession play. Three wides. Changing the play.
…..2nd and 9. Pistol set. Blough pitches to Knox, gets only a yard.
…..I formation for Purdue. Motion across. Give Knox, bounces outside, got about two.
…..Carlson kicks off again, a busy man. Boomed deep, cleared the end zone!
…..Carlson up and good for the 6th time today! And with 12:29 left in the half, Auburn leads Purdue, 42-7!
….Truesdale with the bat, Big Kat caught it, and ran it in!
…..2nd and 6. Bunch look, motion out. Blough will fire, tipped, caught picked off, and Big Kat will take it to the house!
……McCann is helped off.
…..We still have over 12 minutes till halftime, and Auburn has scored more points against Purdue than against any SEC team, this year.
…..Ball is spotted at the 29, and we’ll have 2nd and 6, when we return from commercial for the injury timeout. Unfortunate turn of events, for that young man.
….That’s McCann, their right tackle. Ouch.
…..And we have a Boilermaker down with a knee.
If the tigers win this, that will give me hope for 2019. Lots of good stuff going on.
…..1st and 15. Screen to Moore, to the 27.
…..1st and 10 at the 25. Blough in the gun. And they get a delay of game after the kickoff! Wow.
….Carlson boots it thru, and out again. Touchback.
…..Their secondary looks like they are running in quicksand. I think Auburn has won the shoes battle, in this game.
Acid, thank you.
….Auburn is up to 299 first half offensive yards.
Makes one wonder where this team was all season… or is Purdue simply that bad?
….I thought they were going to review whether Slayton stepped out, but there was an endzone cam that showed pretty clearly that he did not.
…..Slayton just found another gear, on that screen pass. Half the Purdue defense had the angle on the short side of the field, and Slayton just ran by them all.
This is a fun game. Happy for the players. Gus had them ready.
….With 12:54 left in the half, Auburn leads Purdue 35-7!
…..Officials holding up the PAT… Now signal go. Carlson is up, and goood!
…..GONE! TOUCHDOOOOOWNNN, AUBURN!
….2nd and 18. Motion in. Tunnel screen Slayton, will take IT THE DISTANCE!
….8 yard loss.
…..Speed sweep Schwarts, loses yardage.
….Auburn takes over at the Purdue 45.
…..Ran right at Auburn’s tackles, and not gonna happen!
…..Under center, one back. Moore across, give Jones, will NOT MAKE IT!
…..Purdue going, again.
Nothing to complain about in this one – War Eagle!
….3rd and 10. 3 wides. Time. Dumped to Jones, comes up a couple of yards short.
…..Motion across for Purdue, throws underneath, Jones will spin for 3.
….The only pass close in Auburn history was a screen pass from Pat Washington to Bo Jackson for 73, in the 1986 Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M. Auburn would lose that game, 36-16.
…..Auburn has 3 passes down the field for 40 yards or more. The 74 yard strike from Stidham to Darius Slayton goes down as the longest touchdown pass in Auburn bowl history.
…..Lots of offense in this game, thus far. Purdue has 98 yards, Auburn has 255.
…..It is the end of the first quarter, with Auburn leading Purdue, 28-7!
…..Wanted a throwback pass on that, nowhere to go.
…..1st and 10 Boilermakers at their 35. Pitch to KNox, dancing around, dumped at the 33!
…..Review: Stands. Nothing there to reverse that spot. And all you have to do is get the tip of the ball to the yard line. I think he did that.
…..There was a knee down, but where was the ball? We need a back side camera.
….They will review. I’d like to see it again.
….Got it. New set of downs.
….Ball is at the Purdue 36. Heavy again. Give to Knox, will be close.
…..Both teams have invested timeouts into this 4th and 1.
…..Looked like they were going to play fake and go deep.
….4th and 1. Heavy set. Under center. and a whistle… Auburn calls time.
….On pace for a thousand, on the day.
…..Auburn has 255 offensive yards, in the first quarter.
…..We have 47 seconds left in the first quarter, with Auburn leading 28-7.
……Play clock under 10 seconds, not set, and Purdue has to burn a timeout.
….Offense staying on. 4th and 1.
……3rd and 4. 2 wides, 2 tights. Fakes, runs, tripped short!
…..2nd and 8. Three wides. Blough, flushed, fires to Hopkins, gets 5.
….Give on the sweep to Knox, cuts back for two.
…..Carlson will kick off for the fifth time this quarter. Booted deep to the end zone, touchback.
….Carlson boots it up and thru, and Auburn leads, 28-7, with 2:48 left in the first quarter!
…..Two plays, 75 yards, touchdown!
….Slayton, 74 yards!
…..2nd and 9. Motion across, Stidham goes deep, and he’s GONNNNE!
…..Auburn starts at the 25. Pistol set. Here’s Martin up the gut, stood up and dropped.
…..Evans will kick it deep, for a touchback.
…..Bunched kickoff formation, watch out, Auburn.
…..Auburn had the stop on that drive, only to commit pass interference on an underthrown ball, and keep the drive alive.
…..Here’s the PAT, up and good, by Evans. With 3:25 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads Purdue, 21-7.
…..That’s a touchdown for Purdue.
……Motion across. Changing the play, with three wides. Under center, not. Give Moore on the sweep, will get to the pylon.
….Auburn lost the tight end, that time.
…..2nd and 10. Trips right.Blough will hit Hopkins, and he bulls to the 8.
….Empty set. Blough will try that pick route again, overthrown, off the fingertips to Moore.
…..Ran way out of bounds, and did not get back in, it is ruled on the field.
…..1st and10. Blough will pump, throws to the end zone, and Zeko has it, but ruled out of bounds!
….At the Auburn 31. Pick play pass to Moore, down to the 21, first down.
….Wondered when they would try that. Has been money against the Auburn secondary this year.
….Igbinoghene will get the flag, new set of downs.
…..3rd and 10. Three wides. Going deep to Wright, tackled before the ball got there, flag.
…..2nd and 10 Boilermakers. Three wides. Blough is firing, missed Hurtman on the flat route, incomplete!
….1st and 10 Purdue, at the Auburn 46. Fakes, will be chased, and throws it away!
…..4 wides, 3rd and 4, now 5. Out, to Moore, first down.
…..Whew. Had an open man.
…..2nd and 4, Double pass, thrown into traffic, nearly picked off!
…..New set of downs. Three wide pistol. Checking off. Blough will give, Jones breaking tackles, to the 48.
…..2nd and 4. Hitch pass, Moore will break away to the 42.
…..Five wide set. Blough throws quickly, Zeka to the 27.
….Shocked that they are deliberately kicking it to Moore. So far, they’ve bottled him up.
…..Carlson to kick off for the 4th time. Booted to the one, Moore, will be stacked up at the 21!
…..Can’t argue with the play calling, today, thus far. Auburn has had only one rush stopped for 2, and one overthrow. Everything else has been very successful.
…..So far, the Purdue defense has no answer for Auburn speed.
…..No question about that one. Carlson is up and good, and with 6:59 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads Purdue 21-0!
….Jumbo set, Whitlow wildcat, and he’s over the top! Touchdown!
that’s coming back
….Take the score off the board, and Auburn will have to snap it again. Offense out there again.
…..On second look, there was a knee down, ball at the one.
……We’ll get a review on an injury timeout, and they’ll see if Stidham scored. I think he did.
….Fake, keep, Stidham will dive, and scoooorrrrrreee!
……Bunch look. Under center now. Give on the sweep, to Schwartz, will break down near the stake, has the first at the seven.
……1st and 10 Tigers at the Purdue 18.
….Davis to the 20!
…..2nd and 8. Bunch to the boundary, motion wide. Fakes, steps up, will sling it, Javaris Davis with the pick!
…..Looked like an Auburn play call on 1st down.
…..1st and 10 Purdue. Trips left. Give to Knox, for a couple.
…..Carlson set to kick off to Rondale Moore. Here’s the boot, and it’s short. Moore at the five, and he’s dumped at the 23.
…..Two scores from JaTarvious Whitlow, one through the air, and one on the ground. Auburn has a rare double digit lead, in the first quarter.
…..For a much maligned offensive line, there has been little to no pressure on Jarrett Stidham, this game. Give him time, and a defense is in trouble.
….Anders Carlson is up, and good! With 8:18 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads Purdue, 14-0!!!!
…..2nd and goal. Wholesale substition, wildcat. Whitlow keeps, and he’s INNNNNNNN!
….First and goal. Give Martin, to the two!
…..2nd and 8. Motion out. back in,.shovel, Schwartz, to the five!
…..1st and 10 in the red zone. Kam Martin, a couple to the 17.
….At the Auburn 40. Stidham will go deep, Seth Williams HAS it, at the 19!
…..2nd and 10. Three wides, two backs. Give Martin, cuts outside, gets about 12!
…..Whew. That could have been a TD. Slayton was wide open.
…..Stidham to throw, deep, over Slayton’s head…
…..2nd and 10. Two backs again. Changing the play. Give Martin, and he’s all the way out to the 28!
…..1st and 10 Tigers. Two backs. Three wides. Man coverage. Fake, and fires on the curl, short, and nearly picked off.
…..Auburn looks fast, today on that field. Unlike most recent bowl games…
….It’s 4th and 11. Punt team in. Schopper in, will kick it high, Ryan Davis fair catches at the 13.
…..3rd and very long. at the 43. Purdue has trips left. Time, flushed… will be decked at the Auburn 48.
….Back at the Purdue 48. 2nd and 16. Tunnel screen, running around, taken down at the 44!
…..1st and 10 Boilermakers. Twins either side. To throw, and will be tripped and dropped by Javaris Davis!
…..At the 42. Shovel to Moore, all the way to the Auburn 46.
…..Brings up a 3rd and 8, possession play. Again trips left. Changing the play. Offset blitz, fires complete for a big gain to Zeko.
…..2nd and 8. Trips left. Going down the boundary, overthrown.
…..Blough takes, fakes, gives to Moore, got only 2, strung out to the sideline.
….Rondale Moore, on that return.
…..Carlson will kick off.Taken in the end zone, will knife out to the 24.
Wow. Nice opening drive tigers. Do this the WHOLE game Gus!
…..Carlson is up, and gooood! With 13:57 left in the 1st quarter, Auburn leads, 7-0!
…..Whitlow IS GONE!
…..Brings up 3rd and 1. Shotgun, 4 wides. Cox in motion. Fake, wheel! Whitlow is rumblinnnnnnn….
……2nd and 5 Auburn. Give to Kam Martin, near the stake.
…..Tigers in the huddle, breaking out. In the gun, swing to Davis, gets about 5 out of bounds.
…..Evans tees the ball up. Igbinoghene sees it fly over his head, touchback.
…..A mystery in the starting lineups. In practice all week, Austin Troxell was starting at right tackle. He’s not dressed, in warmups today. And senior Jack Driscoll is, I think.
….Coin flip under way. Auburn has won! Auburn wants the football first.
It will be interesting to see if the offense executes better with Malzahn calling the plays
…..And we are live! Looks like a lot of green in the stands, for this game. I’ve only seen one side of the stadium, but it looks like a hostile crowd for the Tigers, today.
Need this one to end the season!
About Acid Reign:.....Still making noise after all these years! Lifetime slacker, dreamer, and miscreant with a knack for calculation. I was born in the United State of Texas, but have spent the majority of my years here amongst the shaded hills of the Tragic City, enjoying glorious smog-enhanced sunsets. In a troubled county, I live in a little slice of paradise between the ridges of Red and Shades Mountains. I've been an obsessive Auburn football follower since the Punt-Bama-Punt days, and have seen a lot of great football on the Plains. This lazy shirker finally learned the value of hard work and persistence from the fine folks in Auburn, and enjoys his return visits immensely! Hobbies include guitar-playing (or really just making loud and weird noise on any sort of instrument or object), cooking, computers, tennis, and old-school pen and paper RPGs. I love getting together with a good drink, great family, and friends..... (Acid Reign is Track ’Em Tigers’ Senior Editor). View Profile →
Upon Further Review: Tigers Bounced Back Against UGAAuburn fans were mystified by what happened last week when the Tigers opened SEC play in The Pavilion against Ole Miss. Sitting at...
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