October 27, 2012 – I looked on to Pat Dye Field, curled into a huddle of my own body’s warmth as the clock struck zero on that frigid October night, too stunned to move or even say a single word – but it was only the half. On the jumbotron, directly across the field from my section 38 seats, the score displayed, “Texas A... Read Full Story
Saturday, the Auburn Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies, and it's a 2:30 PM kickoff on CBS. There will be a marked difference when Texas A&M visits this time! The Aggies this year are just a pale shadow of the team a couple of years ago that came in and tormented Auburn with 42 first half points at the hands of Johnny “football” Manziel.
The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season and their future game against Auburn.
As a coach, all rivalry games are difficult wins. But they're even harder when your team loses. This is espec... Read Full Story
The new College Football Playoff Selection Committee released their rankings for the second week and the Auburn Tigers held on to the No.3 spot with Oregon moving into the Top Four.According to committee chairman Jeff Long, Auburn had actually gained ground on Mississippi State and Florida State, calling Auburn, “a solid No. 3... Read Full Story
There's an excitement around Auburn Basketball the likes of which haven't been felt since Auburn won 29 games in 2000 and advanced to the Sweet 16. And the Tigers haven't even played their first game of the season. The reason? ...Coach Bruce Pearl.The new Auburn skipper has lived up to his showman reputation for promotion. Since... Read Full Story
Auburn Linebacker, Kris Frost has been named the Southeastern Conference's Defensive Player of the Week today for his performance in Auburn’s 35-31 win over Ole Miss Saturday.
In addition to making a game-saving tackle at the goal line with a minute and thirty seconds left, Frost had nine tackles, a half sack, recovered a fum... Read Full Story
Nick Marshall who has been on several preseason awards watch lists was named today as a Maxwell Award semifinalist. Nick is having a great year leading one of the nation’s most prolific offenses.Known for his running ability, the Auburn Quarterback has a 149.3 passing rating and has thrown 13 touchdown passes so far this seaso... Read Full Story
This wasn’t the best weekend for Ole Miss Football. You can now add the Opelika-Auburn News to that list. Fans in East Alabama woke up to this picture on the front of the sports section Sunday morning.
Being a loyal reader of the paper, I immediately looked for justification in posting Laquon Treadwell’s moment of impact th... Read Full Story
Tigers mowed down the Landshark defense.(All Photos by Acid Reign.) War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's epic 35-31 slugfest win over Ole Miss. In a hard fought game, inches matter. Ole Miss receiver Lequan Treadwell was just inches away from a go-ahead touchdown when he was felled by... Read Full Story
Auburn at Ole Miss, Open Thread. Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Ole Miss Rebels, in Oxford. The Tigers' unstoppable force offense meets the Rebels' immovable object defense. The winner of this one moves on to the next game, trying to stay in the college football playoff picture. The loser can start making January plans for Tampa or worse.
Hello college football fans. The unquestionable Game of the Week will take place Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi when Auburn takes on Ole Miss. Already a big game, it took on even more significance when the Playoff Selection Committee released their first Top 25 rankings Tuesday night.
In placing the Rebels in the Top Four, the... Read Full Story
Nearly a week later, and I find myself still reeling from our near-disastrous defeat at the hands of the Old Ball Coach and South Carolina. Nothing, not a single aspect of last week’s game should have occurred. On paper, Auburn should have never even been tied with the Gamecocks (other than 0-0, of course), let alone trailing ... Read Full Story
Defending Bo Wallace is the key to this one.(Photo by Acid Reign.) War Eagle, everybody! Another titanic Auburn football game is on tap this Saturday. The third-ranked Auburn Tigers take on the Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford Saturday night. This will be a battle between the third- and fourth-ranked teams in the nation. Those ... Read Full Story
Week Nine proved to be another short slate of 19 games and provided a dilemma for Auburn fans. With the Tigers failing to cover in their last five games and staring at being an 18-point favorite against the Gamecocks, which way do you go? Most stayed true to the Orange and Blue, but others decided (correctly) to follow conventional wisdom and take Sakerlina and the points.
Tigerstripe won week Nine, tied with a few others with 11 points. Six more weeks will sort the rest of us out. Here in week ten, the top 25 looks as follows:
A couple of knock-down, drag-out fights this week across the SEC. Nearly every game was a classic, where a scrappy underdog battled the odds and their rivals for supremacy, even notching a key upset in the West Division. It's the middle of the inter-conference battle and who knows who will rise to the top of the pile? But win or lose it's still a hell of a fight, and a lot of fun to watch.
If you've been following this series, you'll know how this works, but if you're seeing this for the first time ...
In placing the Rebels in the Top Four, the committee in effect has set up an early playoff (or elimination) game this Saturday between No. 3 Auburn and No. 4 Ole Miss. The game was already big. Now the stakes just got higher. Yet this is nothing new for the SEC as “Playoffs take place every Saturday in the SEC.
This offense is making strides.(Photo by Acid Reign.) War Eagle, everybody! For the first time all season, Auburn goes on the road as an underdog. Ole Miss has opened as a 3-point favorite at home against the Tigers. Historically, it's been pretty rare for Ole Miss to be favored at home against Auburn. The Tigers are 9-3... Read Full Story
Where this Auburn team is heading may be the greatest mystery since Danny Sheridan placed the bagman in the witness protection program. Through much of the first half of the season Auburn Fast was replaced by Auburn Neutral. Ellis Johnson threatened to turn Tiger football into some kind of 1980’s flashback where defense still ... Read Full Story
Auburn overpowered the South Carolina defense.(All photos by Acid Reign.) War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign Report, on Auburn's harrowing 42-35 win over South Carolina. Whether this was an exciting game, a horror show, or a thing of beauty varied throughout the evening. In any case, for Auburn, a win... Read Full Story