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Gig the Golden Eagles! (Auburn vs. Southern Mississippi Open Thread)

By on September 29th, 2018 in Football 2 Comments »

Tigers last met USM 10 years ago

     War Eagle, everybody! This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers host the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Both teams are coming off big wins and are looking to successfully continue their respective seasons. For Auburn, it’s a week to work on the offense after gaining just 225 yards in a 34–3 win over Arkansas. For the Golden Eagles, it’s an opportunity to score a major upset of an SEC team in their own back yard. It has happened before. Auburn lost back-to-back games to Southern Mississippi in 1990 and 1991.

     This game will kick off at 3:00 PM Central time, on the SEC Network. At kickoff for this one, temperatures should be around 85°, falling to the upper 70’s around sunset. It should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower today at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

     As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play on my main desktop! I should be able to operate at full speed this week. I’m hoping for a big Auburn win in game five. Auburn usually starts really tearing opponents up this time of year. War Eagle, and let’s smash Southern Miss!

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN September 30, 201811:28 am

Our portable DISH network that we use for tailgating has two SEC ALT channels while our U-Verse at home only one alternate. Baumhower’s and our hotel only had the one SEC ALT channel which wasn’t showing the Auburn game. We watched it on my iPhone with the ESPN app so didn’t try and comment and flip back and forth. But reading all the comments this morning shows how good of a job all you good folks did. But let’s not fire Acid just yet.
But, man-oh-man, that O-Line… Or lack thereof.

Dareilly89 September 29, 201810:53 pm

Well folks…war eagle anyways. This is the deal…the inexperience on the o line is real. It will be the talk of the rest if the year, and we can only pray that they improve each game. Right now, improvement looks minimal.

Stidham has regressed, there’s no doubt about it. Most of it is a confidence issue which is due to our o line, but there are times when he continues to drop back in the pocket, when he should step up in it, and he can’t sense pressure.

Hopefully, this you g offense can figure things out, but I see growing pains this year. We could see losses to MSU and TAMU, as well as definite losses to UGA and BAMA if we can’t get any better. The injuries arent helping either. Let’s enjoy the wins as they come. Gus isn’t worth what we are paying him and that’s a fact.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 201810:13 pm

Georgia has to play at Kentucky the week before hosting Auburn, so there is that. Georgia won’t be able to look ahead to the Auburn game like they usually get to, because the SEC East championship will be on the line that game.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 201810:10 pm

Nearly the end of the 3rd quarter, and Kentucky looks like the real thing. 14-point lead over SC

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 201810:09 pm

just a handful of big fans, hanging out.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 201810:08 pm

Thanks to all for the second-half comments. Acid, we ain’t, but we did OK.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 201810:04 pm

I think the staff is trying to address that problem this year… they are probably only trying to sign one back in this class, and it appears that they are focusing on a big bruiser. The smallest back is Noah Cain, and he’s the size of a Michael Dyer. The others they are after look the type that could bulk up to 230 after some training.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 201810:03 pm

WHEEEEWW!@#$%^&*

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 201810:01 pm

Going back in time, remember the “small, fast” running backs in Terry Bowden’s last couple of years? Total disaster. Why am I feeling deja vu all over again?

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 201810:00 pm

I haven’t seen anything posted about it. Knowing Gus, his condition will be super double secret, and nobody can ever know.

Squeakywheel September 29, 201810:00 pm

Abraham sacked!

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:59 pm

Anyone know how badly Whitlow’s shoulder is hurt?

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:58 pm

We had no choice about the FG. 11 points means game over. If we go for it and miss, then Southern Miss still has a chance.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:56 pm

Field goal. Guess we don’t lose.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:56 pm

Glad we got some points, but not thrilled with a fg

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:56 pm

No argument about Kam’s heart – just gets stuffed too often trying to go up the middle.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:55 pm

Where’s Acid when you need him?

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:54 pm

Yep – I do believe it’s Tutt’s first INT

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:53 pm

At 194 lbs, Kam Martin is a tough runner

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:53 pm

Isn’t that Tutt’s first career INT? Came at a really good time. I have heard his name called a couple of times today. Tutt seems to be having a really good game.

meathead530 September 29, 20189:52 pm

Let’s get a TD.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:52 pm

Thanks

meathead530 September 29, 20189:51 pm

Sorry for calling you apathetic, defense. You’ve saved the day again.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:51 pm

Yac = yards after contact

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:51 pm

Huh?

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:50 pm

Yac yards by Martin on that run

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:48 pm

Praise the Lord

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:48 pm

I think recruiting’s OK. Coaching sucks on offense.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:48 pm

Thank the Lord for our defense.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:48 pm

Interception – War Eagle!

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:47 pm

This can be distilled down to poor recruiting and poor coaching

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:47 pm

… and wouldnt you know it? He just got sacked again and fumbled at midfield.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:46 pm

And, Kentucky is beating the stew out of a South Carolina team once projected to be second in the East!
And, I don’t buy the stuff about Stidham’s O-line letting him down. A really good QB will find a receiver, not just throw it out of bounds.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:45 pm

At least Stidham can, you know, like, throw accurately. You know. When he does throw. Instead of, like, holding on to it.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:43 pm

Perspective is what counts. Miss. State folks are probably saying the same stuff we are – they’ve got a veteran QB, albeit one coming back from a horrible injury, and are struggling.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:42 pm

yup, MORE COWBELL.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:41 pm

Is that one in Starkville?

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:41 pm

Normally I would say that AU is in trouble next week, but MSU has looked infamously bad on offense the past two weeks. Whatever the Vegas line is on next week’s game, I would be the under. It seems that the two teams might struggle to score 20 points combined next week.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:40 pm

74 yards on the ground. 74.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:39 pm

At least Siposs is getting in a bunch of reps. But seriously, Siposs does look like the real deal. Best punter we have had in several years.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:38 pm

I can’t believe we’ve already punted again…..

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:37 pm

Yeah – it’s hard to get anything going when losing the battle of the trenches

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:36 pm

Well, it worked with Stidham last year. I still think they are trying to run last year’s offense, but they no longer have Kerryon and the offensive line is terrible. Some adjustment has to be made to reflect the new reality.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:36 pm

The whole team has looked like they’ve been sleepwalking since the Washington game. This team looks like they need some on the field leadership. Like Tega saying the OL “relaxed” against LSU. One of their brothers needs to hold them accountable if they take a play off.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:35 pm

If they want an offense that requires a mobile QB, they should’ve recruited one…

meathead530 September 29, 20189:35 pm

That was better defense.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:34 pm

Agree – not sure who this rests with – I don’t think this offense works with Stidham; so it is on the coaches

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:32 pm

16 yard line / let’s go

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:32 pm

I’m not so sure that this falls entirely on Gus, in his defense. It’s getting really old to hear that every good thing that happens on offense is because of Chip Lindsey, but every bad thing that happens is because Gus is meddling with Chip’s brilliance. There has to come a point when Lindsey starts being held responsible, and I see none of that!

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:31 pm

Dragged down behind the line Good stop by au D

AUTigerinBR September 29, 20189:30 pm

USM believes they are going to win. And they have the momentum right now.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:30 pm

Obviously, our “talent level” far exceeds our offensive coaching abilities! Surprised by comments about defense.

meathead530 September 29, 20189:29 pm

Again this falls on Gus.

meathead530 September 29, 20189:28 pm

Well, we are still ahead. But there is too much time left. And our defense looks apathetic. Southern Miss wants to win.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20189:28 pm

Well, it looks like next week at MSU will be the battle of the terrible offenses. I’m looking forward to another epic battle on the order of the legendary 3-2 game.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:28 pm

Had to punt it away after a Stidham sack where the ball was nearly stripped

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:27 pm

What is wrong with SEC Network Alternate???? Hope the Athletic Director blasts them a new one.

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:26 pm

O Line simply doesn’t exist

Squeakywheel September 29, 20189:25 pm

AUful – a new word to describe the Auburn offense.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:25 pm

Now we are one score from being tied with a team that lost to Louisiana Monroe.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:24 pm

This whole team has been unfocused and sleepwalking since the Washington game.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20189:22 pm

21 – 13

AUTigerinBR September 29, 20189:12 pm

I thought my app was not working! To catch up people who rely on this for updates, the score is now 21-6.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20189:09 pm

Boy, this page is lively without Acid…

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20188:39 pm

Little dump to the RB has been open all night. JS never looks at them.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20188:25 pm

I mean I was. Halftime now.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20188:25 pm

I’m watching it on the ESPN app.

wpleagle wpleagle September 29, 20188:20 pm

It’s not on WatchEspn

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20188:15 pm

If you can’t find the channel, let me just describe it as horrible offensive play

brotiger September 29, 20188:13 pm

it’s on channel 330 on Spectrum

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20188:08 pm

Apparently the SEC alternate is not showing the game like they are supposed to be. If you are looking you can watch on the Espn app.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20188:03 pm

Absolutely atrocious block in the back on that reverse.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20188:00 pm

Announced that Whitlow is a shoulder injury

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20187:56 pm

Whitlow is on the field but not in pads.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20187:55 pm

Game is resuming now.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20187:42 pm

6:52 unless another strike before.

Zach Taylor Zach Taylor September 29, 20187:15 pm

Checking in from a softball tournament. Looks like offense isnt so good. Any word on the delay?

ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN September 29, 20186:57 pm

We gave up and stopped for a bite and beverage close to our hotel.

meathead530 September 29, 20186:41 pm

Thanks Acid.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20186:36 pm

…..I looks like I am out, for the afternoon. Work becons, and this lightning delay does not look like it is ending, any time soon. War Eagle, everybody! Pull ’em through. I’ll have grades up before I crash, tomorrow morning after I watch the rest of the game.

meathead530 September 29, 20186:31 pm

Well, maybe the Auburn offense will come back ready to play.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20186:19 pm

…..The latest I’m seeing is that Auburn/USM will be delayed till at least 6:00 PM. It’s looking like I won’t even make it to halftime, before heading to work.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20186:16 pm

…..At Mississippi State in 2012 was wet, too. Rained most of the game. Miserable play by the Tigers that day, too, losing 28-10. Bright spot was an Onterrio McCalebb kick return touchdown.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20186:15 pm

…..I’ve been to a few wet games, myself. It’s considerable trouble to free up the time, and make the drive. I didn’t go anywhere, either. Wettest game was actually before the game started, for me. West Virginia, 2009. We had to make the walk from the Amsterdam Cafe to the stadium, during the heaviest portion of the downpour. Water was knee deep in the street gutters, at crossings.

Dareilly89 September 29, 20186:04 pm

I was at that game acid… It poured and I thought we had something special in Jeremy Johnson. Was still pretty awesome seeing all the fans stay through it too.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:57 pm

…..If I am recalling correctly, the last time this happened was in the season opener in 2014, against Arkansas. Jeremy Johnson got the start, and had Auburn out to a 21-7 lead. Auburn lost ole “Mo,” for a while after play resumed. Still powered out for a 45-21 win, in the end.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20185:55 pm

I hope, Acid. But in my experience weather delays this long essentially start the game over. I hope AU comes back out ready to play again.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:51 pm

…..Perhaps offensive adjustments will prove beneficial, with the extra time.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20185:49 pm

Auburn just finished one of their better offensive drives of the season, were finding a little bit of rhythm, and then…

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:46 pm

…..And rain has begun to fall in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:46 pm

…..Update, more lightning spotted from the Press Box. It could be quite a while till this game resumes.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:45 pm

…..We should be coming to the end of the lightning delay, assuming the storm has moved away. No word on that, yet.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:44 pm

…..It will be interesting to see how the cowbells affect the Dan Mullen offense. The past nine years, the fans were quiet when Mullen’s offense was on that field!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:40 pm

Hopefully the Florida – Miss State game goes into quadruple overtime this week….

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:40 pm

…..Just when we thought Michigan was getting it together.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:39 pm

…..It is quite possible that we could get shunted over.Kentucky/South Carolina is supposed to start on the SECN at 6;30 Central.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:37 pm

wow, upset alert: Northwestern is leading #14 Michigan 17-0

meathead530 September 29, 20185:36 pm

Will we end up on SEC alternate tonight?

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:30 pm

UCF’s QB has 197 yards passing– at the half!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:30 pm

…..We can’t. Our tight end decided to transfer elsewhere, last week.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:29 pm

we should try it!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:29 pm

…..I had thought Georgia scored on an inventive tight end sweep. It was, in fact, a quarterback fumble, and Issac Nauta just picked it up and ran it in.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:28 pm

…and the faithful!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:27 pm

…..I believe Chizik lost the confidence of his players.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:27 pm

I envy you. I love the night shift.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:26 pm

…..I am supposedly through with rotating shifts. I’m on permanent night shift, now. No more 4:00 AM alarm clock!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:25 pm

As bad as the OL is, it’s really hard to blame Grimes. The OL fell flat late last year because of “communication problems”, and 4 of the starters were seniors. It wasn’t for lack of experience.

meathead530 September 29, 20185:24 pm

Hope Whitlow will be okay.

meathead530 September 29, 20185:23 pm

Then again he does make a good point.

meathead530 September 29, 20185:22 pm

Kind of hard to listen to Chizik when he lead the team to 3 wins.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:22 pm

do you think so? see, that is why chizik gets paid the big bucks.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:21 pm

Yeah, I work a lot of weekends too. I am on what they call a Panama schedule. Rotating 12 hour shifts between night shift and day shift every 6 weeks, and work half of weekends.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:21 pm

chizik is talking about our running game (lack of) on the sec network…
his premise is new OL is not gelling
penalties show lack of discipline

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:20 pm

…..No box score on Vandy/Tn St. I was wondering how the Commodores were doing that badly!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:19 pm

checking the box scores, and Tennessee could only muster 68 yards of offense in the first half vs. Georgia.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:19 pm

…..So far, I’ve been lucky on my work weekends, as far as Auburn is concerned. Vacation for Washington, afternoon game for LSU, and afternoon game today. Tennessee and Georgia are work weekends, too, no news yet on gametime for those. I’m on vacation for the Iron Bowl.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:18 pm

If AU can drive for the score, a 21-3 lead at the half would be nothing to be upset about.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:17 pm

we got you acid!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:17 pm

…..This is a good opportunity to coach up some offensive linemen.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:17 pm

…..The weather delay means I probably won’t get to finish this game. I’ll have to cut out about 6:30 PM. Hopefully Auburn is way ahead by that point.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:15 pm

…..Checking the SEC scoreboard, Tennessee State leads Vanderbilt 13-7, near the half. Georgia is up 17-0 on Tennessee, at the half.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:14 pm

…..Lightning, and officials call a weather delay. That will likely go for 30 minutes.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:13 pm

Louisville just scored a touchdown with 10 seconds before the half, now leading FSU 21-7. Man, watching FSU struggle never gets old.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:13 pm

….Whitlow is headed to the locker room, for a closer look at his shoulder. He’s probably done for the day.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:13 pm

….Abraham has hit 13 of 17 passes, but only for 2.8 yards per pass.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:11 pm

that’s alright, it only means that AU will drive 91 yards before the half instead of about 70 yards.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:11 pm

…..They go to commercial, at 4:27 left in the half. Auburn leads, 14-3, but is backed up at the 9 yard line.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:10 pm

…..64 yard punt!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:10 pm

….Everett in to punt. Pressure, and a good punt, dropped by Davis, has to fall on it at the 9. Misjudged that one.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:09 pm

…..3rd and 8 for USM. Abraham will have 4 wides. Dumps to Moseley, and will be put down after only a yard!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:09 pm

The surprising thing about the OL is that the guards are the ones who seem to struggle the most. Before the season, the tackles were questionable but it was assumed that we were all set at both guard spots.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:09 pm

…..Abraham back in, on 2nd and 8. Here is a swing pass, Harris gets back to the line, and that is all!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:08 pm

…..1st and 10 Golden Eagles. Abraham out? That’s Griggs, on the keeper for maybe two.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:07 pm

…..13 play drive, over 6 minutes that time.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:07 pm

…..Here’s Carlson to boot it deep. Adams and Harris deep, and yet another touchback.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:06 pm

…..I have to hand it to Kam Martin, on that drive. He converted a 3rd and long on a screen, and a 3rd and 1 on a power play.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:05 pm

…..They moved Tega Wanagho over to the right next to Jack Driscoll, AND had Tucker Brown in as a tight end, as well as Chandler Cox over there two. Shwartz got to the corner easily, and no chance for USM, on their alignment.

Dareilly89 September 29, 20185:05 pm

That too. Lol

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20185:05 pm

Got away with a hold there

Dareilly89 September 29, 20185:05 pm

It would be nice to get one more TD before the half. Hope we can keep this run game up.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:04 pm

well, say what you will about how bad the offense looks today, believe it or not Auburn has 141 yards today and is winning the time of possession battle.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:04 pm

…..Carlson is up and good, and with 6:43 left in the half, Auburn takes a 14-3 lead!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:04 pm

….uNBalanced line, USM was caught off guard.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:03 pm

Flash!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:03 pm

…..TOUCHDOOOOOONNNN, AUBURn!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:03 pm

…..Half huddle. Stidham under center, speed sweep, Schwartz!!!!!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:03 pm

oh, okay… I don’t have SEC network access, so I can’t watch the game live.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:02 pm

…..First and goal.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:02 pm

…..3rd and 1. Heavy set. Give to Kam Martin, will fight to the six!

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:02 pm

same area as LSU game

Dareilly89 September 29, 20185:02 pm

The play on the 3 yd run loss was on asa…he whiffed his block.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:02 pm

….2nd and 1 at the USM 8. Give Martin up the gut, falls short.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:02 pm

kam knows it is his chance

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:01 pm

….Give Kam Martin, gets to the edge, to the eight!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:01 pm

What is wrong with them? They were so bad last week, for sure the seriousness of the situation was impressed upon them.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:01 pm

…..3rd and 15. Double twins. Stidham rolling, finds Martin, will lower his head, and got the first down to the 17!

Tiger4Life September 29, 20185:01 pm

Coach Grimes plenty of film to correct

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20185:01 pm

Might as well have Whitlow sit out to rest up for the big MSU game next week, have Asa Martin get extra repts today.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20185:01 pm

Geez

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:01 pm

…..His second false start of the afternoon.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:00 pm

…..This one is on Harrell.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:00 pm

…..3rd and 10. Trips right. Flags.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20185:00 pm

…..2nd and 8. Give to Kam Martin, terrible blocking, lost 3.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:59 pm

…..Whitlow with a hand injury?

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:59 pm

thank goodness he had a check down…hope boobie isn’t hurt

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:59 pm

…..New set of downs. Give Kam Martin, will get just a yard.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20184:59 pm

Stidham claps very well

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:59 pm

…..Kind of a curl to the tail back, nice checkdown!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:58 pm

…..Brings up 3rd and 7. Trips right. Stidham will check again. Will get it to Whitlow, to the 28!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:58 pm

…..2nd and 10 Auburn at the USM 47. Three wides. Screen to Asa Martin, will get to the 44 on a shoestring tackle.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:57 pm

i like the route — no separation though

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:57 pm

…..Changing the play. Will throw, batted away from Seth Williams on the slant.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:57 pm

….Williams walks off on his own.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:56 pm

…..Ty Williams made a touchdown-saving tackle, and took a knee to the head doing it.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:56 pm

Southern Miss has 2 NFL Hall of Famers as alumni – Brett Favre & Ray Guy

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:56 pm

…..Give Whitlow, will bull across midfield, to the 47!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:56 pm

…..2nd and 6. Twins each side. Changing the play. Here’s A screen to Slayton, will get to the 36, close.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:55 pm

…..Give to the boundary to Whitlow, got 4 on the cutback.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20184:55 pm

Well our special teams is also undisciplined

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:55 pm

…..Auburn dodged a bullet.

Dareilly89 September 29, 20184:54 pm

All good points…they may have to switch it up.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:54 pm

…..Igbinoghene and Whitlow deep. Shaunfield will kick off. It’s a pooch kick, hits at the 28, and USM NEARLY got that ball!

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20184:53 pm

Well, Calvin Ashley was one of the most coveted OTs in the country, but he showed up about 50 pounds overweight and he hasnt won any playing time. His desire seems to be questionable.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20184:53 pm

We haven’t developed our OL which is inexcusable in the SEC

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:53 pm

…..Holding penalties and false starts aren’t recruiting. That’s just poor discipline.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:52 pm

…..Looks like him, eh? Parker Shaunfield is the kicker’s real name.

Dareilly89 September 29, 20184:51 pm

For the life of me I can’t understand it…have we really had our head in the sand recruiting for offensive lineman!?!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:51 pm

….With 12:51 left in the half, Auburn’s lead is cut to 7-3.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:51 pm

clay matthews is their kicker?!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:51 pm

….From 44, here the boot, and up and good.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:51 pm

….Not Monday, Javaris Davis broke up that slant.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:50 pm

…..At the Auburn 28, 3rd and 3. Fires left, broken up, Smoke Monday!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:50 pm

…..The offensive line is in disarray. Everyone but the center has already drawn a flag.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:50 pm

…..Give to Moseley, will crack to the 27.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:49 pm

….Igbinoghene beat a block and shoved him out.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:49 pm

…..New set of downs. Pistol set. Swing pass to Moseley, and only got a yard.

Dareilly89 September 29, 20184:49 pm

War eagle everyone! New to the site. Can someone please tell me what is wrong with our o line?

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20184:49 pm

I suspect that the offensive brain trust is probably going to have to figure out how to play without an offensive line. They are trying to run last year’s offense and it just isn’t going to work with the offensive line they have.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:48 pm

…..Here’s Abraham, lobbing it up the sideline, and Jones is open for a first down to the Auburn 35.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:48 pm

…..USM will have 2nd and 19.

uglyjoe September 29, 20184:48 pm

Acid, do you think Kentucky’s got anything?

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:47 pm

…..5 of those flags were on the Auburn blocking crew on offense.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:47 pm

…..Auburn had 6 penalties in the first quarter, for 58 yards.

Tigerstripe Tigerstripe September 29, 20184:47 pm

Outback bowl kind of season

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:46 pm

i hold lindsay and malzahn responsible for lack of successful passing game… look what he did at Baylor

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:46 pm

….Southern Miss had the ball for most of the first quarter, but has only netted 24 yards. Auburn has 63, most of which came on a 46 yard TD pass to Seth Williams.

meathead530 September 29, 20184:45 pm

Offense, we need you. And when do we start holding Stidham accountable? I’m starting to doubt him. Of course, the offensive line needs improvement.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:45 pm

….They keep dumping those quick screens, and Darrell Williams and Deshaun Davis are swallowing those up for losses!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:44 pm

…..That’s the end of the first quarter, and Auburn leads, 7-0.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:44 pm

…..USM will go 1st and 17. Abraham will dump it to Adams, dumped back at the 44!

uglyjoe September 29, 20184:44 pm

Looks as bad from my recliner this week as it did from the upper deck last week.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:43 pm

revenge of the laundry

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:43 pm

…..Wipes out a good gain.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:43 pm

….Easy holding call.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:43 pm

…..Southern Miss with good field position. Swings it to Moseley, and another flag.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:42 pm

…..Here’s the boot, up to the Auburn 47.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:42 pm

…..Siposs will have to punt with his heels near the inline.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:41 pm

…..Backed up to the 4. Stidham will will take, and has to throw it away.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20184:41 pm

Horton showed so much promise last year, but this year he seems to be awful.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:41 pm

at least the flags gives the defense time to rest

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:40 pm

…..False start.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:40 pm

….4 wides, and another flag. That was Harrell.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:40 pm

…..Backs Auburn up to the 8.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:40 pm

…..Holding, I think that was on Horton.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:39 pm

…..And yet another flag.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:39 pm

…..Brings up 3rd and 4. Stidham will have 3 wides. Give Whitlow, will bull out to the 24!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:39 pm

…..2nd and 13. Twins either side. Stidham firest to Slayton on the out, to the 17.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:38 pm

…..Trying to block 8 guys with 5.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:38 pm

….Give Shivers, lost a bunch.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:38 pm

…..They were trying to get man coverage on the post, Auburn stayed in zone, and no chance for a completion. Dinson was right there, and Auburn takes over at the 12.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:37 pm

…..2nd and 9. Trips to the boundary, will go deep, and picked off, Dinson!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:37 pm

…..Davis and Tutt on the tackle.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:36 pm

…..Jet sweep to Harris, nothing doing!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:36 pm

…..Flags continue to rain on Auburn.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:36 pm

…..That will spot the ball up at the 40.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:36 pm

…..Call on the flag? Unsportsman on Kenny Britt. Ouch.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:35 pm

…..Watkins and Harris deep. Carlson to boot this one, and it is out of the end zone! And a flag?

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:35 pm

i like the vertical passing game– Now lets hit some guys running in stride about 8 yards from the line of scrimmage

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:34 pm

…..Underthrown ball on the post route, but Williams went up and got it, over a DB who was in position.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:33 pm

…..Carlson is up and good, and with 3:39 left in the first quarter, Auburn takes a 7-0 lead.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:33 pm

stidham got rocked!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:33 pm

….TOUCHDOOOOOOWN, AUBUUUUUURN!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:32 pm

…..2nd and 9. Stidham will go deep, Williams! GOT IT!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:32 pm

…..Here’s Stidham, giving to Whitlow, fighting, won’t get much.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:31 pm

…..Great field position for Auburn once again.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:31 pm

…..Everett in, will punt from his end zone, will go out around the 47 of USM.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:31 pm

…..USM will have to punt.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:30 pm

…..3rd and 10 for the Golden Eagles. Screen to Watkins, got out to the 8.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:30 pm

…..Dean could have had a pick six, there.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:30 pm

…..2nd and a long 10. Same look. Abraham to throw, and and tipped into the boundary by Thomas!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:29 pm

…..Three backs. Give to Anderson, leans forward, and won’t get back to the line!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:28 pm

…..And the offense has picked up a holding penalty, an ineligible man downfield, and a false start.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:28 pm

whatever we are working on in the passing game during the week has NOT shown itself yet…
seems life we could just borrow from watching film of the top 10 teams in passing (how to run routes that get separation QUICKLY!)

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:27 pm

…..So far, 10 offensive yards on 6 plays. Stidham is 1 of 4 passing.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:27 pm

…..The Auburn offense has yet to post a first down.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:26 pm

…..A 37 yard punt, but USM is backed up!

meathead530 September 29, 20184:26 pm

Looks like we are a team with a strong defense and special teams.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:26 pm

…..Will hurt his average no matter what. Siposs pins ’em at the three!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:26 pm

…..Siposs in to try and pin USM deep.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:25 pm

…..That brings up 3rd and 22. Two backs for Stidham. Checking off. Here comes the blitz! Screen to Whitlow, got to the 40, and that’s all.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:24 pm

…..3rd and 17 from the 40. Two backs, and Driscoll jumps. False start.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:24 pm

…..If they decline, it’s 4th and 5, but in field goal range. They take the penalty.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:24 pm

…..Holding on Tega Wanagho.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:23 pm

…..Diamond set. Will look, and look, and look, scrambles… flag. Stidham got to the 27.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:23 pm

…..Declined, will bring up 3rd and 7.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:23 pm

…..Discussing… Call: Blocker downfield on Auburn.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:22 pm

…..Flag.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:22 pm

…..2nd and 7. A quartet of receivers left. Stidham pumps and throws it away.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:21 pm

…..At the USM 33. Give Whitlow, will cut back, got about 3.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:21 pm

…..The upback stepped right in the way of the snap!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:21 pm

…..Ryan Davis deep, Everett to punt, low snap, hit an upback, and Auburn falls on it!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:20 pm

…..3rd and 7. QUick screen to Adams, won’t get there! Good job closing that out, Tigers!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:20 pm

…..USM had the numbers on the edge, but too sharp a cut.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:19 pm

…..2nd and 9. Pistol set. Trips right. Give to Parks, will slide down, got 2.

Tiger4Life September 29, 20184:19 pm

How many receivers went out on that last 3rd down? #20 was a decoy? not a safety valve?

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:19 pm

…..Give to Parks, will get only a yard.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:18 pm

…..Auburn was trying to get a quick score, but instead, they let USM start really working on a time of possession advantage.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:18 pm

…..Auburn went for the bomb on 1st down, and as usual this year, did not connect. Stidham made a pretty good throw, but Seth Williams could not bring it in as he was being held. Behind the chains at that point, Auburn’s offense stalled.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:16 pm

…..Here’s the boot, hits and goes out at the USM 37. 47 yard punt.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:16 pm

….Auburn goes 3 and out. Arryn Siposs in to punt.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:15 pm

…..3rd and 8. Stidham with 2 backs. Three wides. Martin goes in motion. Stidham under duress, throws it away.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:15 pm

….Under center, gives to Schwartz on the sweep, not much. No blocking.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:14 pm

…..That’s a dropped ball, despite the grabs.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:14 pm

…..1st and 10. Here’s Stidham to throw, goes deep! Williams… ripped down by the jersey, and no call.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:13 pm

…..They got Auburn to burn a timeout, and took Ryan Davis out of the return game. Well played, Eagles.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:13 pm

…..Auburn takes over at their 20.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:13 pm

…..Here’s a 4th down play for USM. Wildcat, no. It’s the punter, will pooch it to the goal line, could not down it.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:12 pm

…..We have 10:28 left in the first quarter, still scoreless.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:12 pm

…..At the Auburn 45. Auburn calls timeout, as they had the return team out there.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:11 pm

…..Brings up 4th and 4. Are they going? Yes.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:11 pm

…..Here’s Abraham, directing traffic. Twins each side. Firing on the delayed dig, and Watkins is pulled down short!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:10 pm

….Checking the SEC scoreboard, Georgia leads Tennessee on an end around to tight end Nauta, 7-0. Vanderbilt and Tennessee State are scoreless, early in the 1st on the SEC Alternate channel.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:08 pm

…..USM got one first down on a jailbreak screen, then Auburn was flagged for the second, a familiar theme, this year.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:08 pm

…..Southern Miss has moved to their 49, and has 3rd and 10 when play resumes.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:08 pm

…..We have 11:11 left in the first quarter, no score.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:07 pm

…..Brings up 3rd and 10, possession play. Abraham will take, and he’s calling time with the play clock nearly out.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:06 pm

…..Abraham has 2nd and 10. Taking his time. Shovel it to Adams, no gain!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:06 pm

…..Spot it at the USM 49. Fake, screen, won’t get it to Watkins.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:05 pm

…..That moves it to midfield, new set of downs for USM.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:05 pm

…..Flag… hands to the face on Derrick Brown. Ouch.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:05 pm

…..2nd and 11. Give to Parks, and a parks. Got a yard.

meathead530 September 29, 20184:05 pm

Let’s go tigers.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:04 pm

…..At the USM 35. Two backs. Delay, Parks… lost a yard!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:04 pm

…..3rd and 12. Auburn bringing blitz, and a quick screen, got the first down.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:03 pm

…..Peters with the TFL.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:03 pm

….2nd and 11 USM. Trips left. Motion to the left. Screen for another loss!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:02 pm

…..Here’s a speed sweep, and Adams will lose a yard!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:02 pm

…..USM will start at the 25, in front of the student section.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20184:01 pm

…..Harris and Adams deep. Anders Carlson to kick off. And this one is 9 yards deep, downed.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:58 pm

…..Here’s the toss! Auburn wins, and defers. Southern Miss will have the ball first.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:58 pm

…..Tigers are on the field!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:50 pm

…..And no. West Virginia will run out the clock on the win.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:49 pm

…..Texas Tech scores, and kicks the PAT, with 38 seconds left. It’s West Virginia 42, TT 34. Onside kick is coming, no doubt.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:37 pm

…..The light dims on Texas Tech. An ill-advised throw for a pick six puts West Virginia up 42-27, with 2:58 left in that game in Lubbock.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:33 pm

…..I saw a few minutes of that one. It wasn’t so much a Clemson rally, as it was a Syracuse meltdown with a lead.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20183:32 pm

That’s so annoying. Clemson pulled off the last minute win at home vs. big, bad Syracuse. Earlier they backed in to an unimpressive win vs. A&M. So Clemson seems all but guaranteed to walk in to the playoffs because they will probably be undefeated, right? All because they beat Syracuse in the last minute. At home.

Oh, let’s not forget, they do have to play the mighty Duke Blue Devils at home later tthis year, I forgot about that. They gotta get past Duke before they get to walk in to the playoffs.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:25 pm

…..West Virginia is threatening to melt completely down, in Lubbock, Texas. The Mountaineers led Texas Tech 35-10, at the half. Midway through the 4th quarter, Texas Tech has cut the lead to 35-27.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:17 pm

…..Deep Storey bomb underthrown, into double coverage, picked off. Texas A&M will hold on.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:16 pm

…..Clemson is going to escape. 2 late touchdowns, and they lead Syracuse 27-23, with 41 seconds left in that one.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:15 pm

…..Short punt, fair caught at the Arkansas 25. They have 1:51 left, and no timeouts. They trail Texas A&M, 24-17.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:14 pm

…..Mond to throw deep! Too far, and the clock stops for Arkansas! With 1:58 left.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:13 pm

…..Aggies call time? With 2:03 left.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:12 pm

…..Williams stopped for a yard, and that brings up 3rd and 9 for the Aggies. Clock is running, and Arkansas can’t stop it. Will be at 2 minutes when they snap it.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:11 pm

……If Arkansas wasn’t so bad on special teams, they win this game. Allowed a KR touchdown, and made several more punt team errors. With better field position and taking that score off the board, they are better than TAMU, today.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:10 pm

…..Aggies can run this down to under a minute, even if they don’t get another first down.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20183:08 pm

Well, Aggies struggling at home makes last week’s performance sting a lot less. Now if we can only score 45+ points this week, I would think we could be confident that we are back on track.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20183:05 pm

…..Ty Storey is suddenly looking like a Heisman quarterback. Arkansas on the TD bomb, with 3:16 left. It’s TAMU 24, Arkansas 17, and the Razorbacks did not use any of their timeouts.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:58 pm

…..It’s a final in Tuscaloosa, Alabama defeats Louisiana 56-14. Tide took it easy on ’em in the 2nd half. It was 49-0 at halftime.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:57 pm

…..It’s 24-10 Texas A&M over Arkansas, with about 5 minutes left in the game.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:57 pm

…..Traveon Williams walks in on the counter, and this game is effectively over.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:56 pm

…..Corner blitzed one too many times. Mond finds the open guy on a slant, and it’s first and goal at the Arkansas 3.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:55 pm

…..We have 6:41 left, Texas A&M has a new set of downs, and a 17-10 lead. Arkansas does have all three timeouts left.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:54 pm

…..And they won’t get it, thanks to a “hands to the face” flag.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:53 pm

…..Arkansas needs a stop.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:53 pm

…..Right call.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:53 pm

…..Arkansas called for targeting, but I think they’ll have to pick that flag up. can’t target with a shoulder, can one?

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:42 pm

…..Upset watch continues, in Clemson. Syracuse has answered a Clemson touchdown with one of their own. The Orangemen lead, 23-13 early in the 4th quarter.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:41 pm

…. And the Aggies DOINK it off the upright! The score remains TAMU 17, Arky 10.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:40 pm

…..And a QB draw nearly gets Kellen Mond killed. FG unit coming in.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:39 pm

…..And it looks like Jimbo IS playing for the field goal, handing off twice into a stacked box.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:39 pm

…..Texas A&M has put together a drive, and can probably ice this game, even with just a field goal.

AUNation AUNation September 29, 20182:37 pm

Saw a lot of still shots of open AU WRs from last week that Stidham did not see and got happy feet. Cant believe I’m saying this, but any chance we see Sandburg get more time if that continues? Our OL is struggling, but JS is not seeing the field well either.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20182:34 pm

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing too. Unless Stidham suddenly plays championship-caliber football and has a couple of timely 300-yard games in November, he would probably be better off returning for his senior season. That would pretty much guarantee that Willis transfers too.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:29 pm

…..No guarantee that Stidham gets drafted, either. Not if he keeps playing like he has the past couple of weeks…

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20182:28 pm

I don’t see Bryant coming to Auburn, either. He really would be a great fit for Malzahn, and he’s a proven winner. But Auburn really isn’t in a position to take him. He would be a perfect stopgap if Auburn had no good options on the bench and he would be a great stopgap next year until the team gets handed to Nix. But Auburn doesn’t need that kind of player at this time.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:28 pm

….Check that, early 4th quarter.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:28 pm

…..Bama gives up a rushing TD to Louisiana. It’s 56-7, late in the 3rd quarter.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:27 pm

…..Arkansas keeps pinning themselves back inside the 5, so getting in scoring position is a big problem. They’ve been close to giving up a safety twice.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20182:25 pm

Well, Arkansas may be terrible this year, but it does make me feel a little better to see A&M struggling against them at home. Arkansas has nothing on offense and isn’t even a threat, but Aggies just can’t put them away. Sounds a bit like us last week.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:20 pm

…..More Arkansas special teams gaffes. This time, they failed to field one outside the 20 yard line, and it rolled down to the one yard line.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:13 pm

…..Neither offense is moving well, but Arkansas keeps giving up field position.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:12 pm

…..Those Arkansas special teams… ran into a return man that had called “fair catch.”

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:11 pm

…..The talking heads are all over the Clemson drama. ESPN writer Andrea Adelson is tweeting that “Dabo Swinney is going to take some heat for his decision to go with Lawrence, because it led to Bryant’s decision to transfer.”

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:06 pm

…..Arkansas special teams continue to be bad. Fair catch on your own 5 yard line? Really?

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:06 pm

…..A draw play on 3rd and 21, and Texas A&M will have to punt, with a 17-10 lead over Arkansas.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:05 pm

…..Arkansas was threatening to run a 3 man front with a corner blitz, and Texas A&M got a delay of game flag as a result.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20182:01 pm

…..One thing that makes me feel good is that Texas A&M’s offensive line is having a lot of trouble blocking the Arkansas front, too.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:57 pm

…..I just don’t see Bryant coming to Auburn. Auburn has 3 pretty talented guys already on the roster at QB, and that’s if Jarrett Stidham doesn’t come back next year. All-Star Bo Nix is coming in, too.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:55 pm

…..The al.com and ESPN were all over “Bryant to Auburn?” rumors, this week.

dyingculture dyingculture September 29, 20181:39 pm

Wow, man… that thing about Bryant transferring and now Lawrence hurt. The announcers really ripped into Bryant for transferring, too, saying he’s very selfish and what about team first, blah blah blah.

But as an Auburn guy, all I can do is shrug, seeing how we lost a few transfers ourselves. Also kind of makes me wonder, would they ever say that about an Auburn transfer, like oh, that Nate Craig-Myers was soooo selfish? I think not.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:33 pm

…..Syracuse leads Clemson 16-7, at the half in Death Valley.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:33 pm

…..Clemson is suddenly in a bit of trouble, thanks to the new transfer rule. Quarterback Kelly Bryant announced that he is transferring, last week after being benched. Now, new starter Trevor Lawrence took a nasty hit on the sideline, and is likely out for a while with a concussion.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:30 pm

….It is also halftime in Tuscaloosa. Alabama leads Louisiana, 49-0.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:30 pm

…..They take a knee, and it is halftime in College Station, Texas.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:29 pm

….Razorbacks dodged a bullet, trailing 17-7.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:29 pm

…..And then they missed the field goal.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:28 pm

…..Aggies should have had a chance to spike it, or throw for the end zone, THEN call timeout for the field goal. Robbed.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:28 pm

…..Can’t blame head coach Jimbo Fisher for being mad about that one.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:28 pm

…..Referee mistake at Texas A&M. The Aggies ran a draw play for an apparent first down, and the officials did not stop the clock. They let the clock wind from about 22 seconds down to 5, before the Aggies got time called. In scoring position.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 20181:17 pm

…..Midway through the second quarter in both early SEC games. Arkansas spotted TAMU a 14-0 lead, but has shown some grit since. Texas A&M still leads, 17-7.

…..Alabama is playing today on “easy mode,” leading Louisiana 42-0, and it’s not even halftime.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 201812:43 pm

…..Alabama is now up 28-0, late in the 1st quarter. No drama, there.

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 201812:19 pm

……Both Alabama and Texas A&M are up 14-0 on the opposition, early in the first quarter. Alabama is taking on Louisiana. (Formerly the Southwest Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns!)

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 201812:09 pm

…..So, Arkansas’ is still having special teams woes. I went to the kitchen to pour up some coffee, and the Aggies ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, and then the Arky offense went 3 and out while I was gone for a minute. We may not learn as much as I thought, in this game!

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 201812:01 pm

…..OK, I do have ESPN Gameday on the screen, and saw Corso put on a big mask. Is that thing supposed to be a Nittany Lion? It only had 4 teeth! Or is that a bit of commentary on dental practices in the area?

Acid Reign Acid Reign September 29, 201812:00 pm

…..And we are live! I’ll be in and out, till kickoff is imminent, today. I will try to catch and comment on a little of the early SEC games, particularly Arkansas at Texas A&M. We’ll hopefully get a bit of an idea of how we stack up against the Aggies, a week after we saw Auburn play Arkansas.

2 Comments

  1. meathead530 says:

    I shouldn’t have called the defense apathetic.

  2. Dareilly89 says:

    Well folks…war eagle anyways. This is the deal…the inexperience on the o line is real. It will be the talk of the rest of the year, and we can only pray that they improve each game. Right now, improvement looks minimal.

    Stidham has regressed, there’s no doubt about it. Most of it is a confidence issue which is due to our o line, but there are times when he continues to drop back in the pocket, when he should step up in it, and he can’t sense pressure.

    Hopefully, this young offense can figure things out, but I see growing pains this year. We could see losses to MSU and TAMU, as well as definite losses to UGA and BAMA if we can’t get any better. The injuries arent helping either. Let’s enjoy the wins as they come. Gus isn’t worth what we are paying him and that’s a fact.