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Take Down the Owls!

By on October 26th, 2013 in Football 63 Comments »

                                                    Another sunset game on the Plains!
                                               Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic, Open Thread

     War Eagle, everybody! It’s another football Saturday, and the Tigers are at home tonight in Jordan Hare Stadium. This kickoff with the Florida Atlantic Owls will be at 6:30 PM Central Time, and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Net. This should be a fun tune-up game for the Tigers. It’s breast cancer awareness month, and Auburn will honor that in a variety of ways this game. Look for pink ribbons and towels on the field tonight.

     Auburn comes into this game with a 6-1 record and number 11 ranking in the AP poll, after knocking of Texas A&M in College Station last Saturday. Florida Atlantic is 2-5, looking to bank the big payday at Auburn, and get ready for the rest of their Conference USA schedule, with 3 of their last 4 games at home.

     For those attending the game, it will feel like fall, finally. The temperature should be around 58 degrees at sunset, under clear, cobalt-blue skies. It will be downright chilly and in the 40s by game’s end. The brilliantly shining planet Venus should be prominently visible above the jumbotron in the south end zone of Jordan Hare Stadium.

     As always, feel free to participate in this thread. We’ll be in during the day at times. War Eagle, and let’s beat those Owls!


  1. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Happy Game a Day, everyone!

    We don’t get the game, but I’m going to see if I can I heart radio it.

    Safe travels to those heading to the game!

    War Eagle!

  2. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    In early football action, Nebraska is only up by 3 on the Golden Gophers, 4min into the 2nd quarter. Oh Bo Pellini!

  3. wpleagle wpleagle says:

    TAMU running away with things. Poor Vandy, can they come back this week?

  4. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Oh my Minn 17 Smellinis 10

    Looks like JFF is taking out last week’s loss on the poor Commadores. Yikes!

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I’m fixing to hit the road to Auburn! War Eagle, everyone! Ol’ Johnny Football doesn’t look much worse for the wear, does he?

  6. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    For those interested in football games from distant lands…..UM 27 Cornhuskers 23.

    I need to go do yard work, while it’s still sunny and before the snow flies..but, I just. Can’t. Look. Away.

  7. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    Wake giving Miami all they want, up 21-17 late in the 4th.

  8. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    53 secs left, Miami scores and leads 24-21

  9. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Golden gophers just scored a TD. It’s officially a 2 score game with 48 sec left.

  10. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Biggest win in Minnesota history. Bo Pellini’s seat is starting to get warm. Again.

  11. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    And the cornhuskers just threw an interception. Game officially over. 34-24, Golden Gophers. Yes!

    • CTAuburnfan says:

      And I have to fly to Lincoln on Monday. My colleagues out there will not be fun to work with. To add insult to injury, we will be working in the shadow of Cornhusker stadium.

  12. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Ok, the yard is calling my name. Catch y’all later….

  13. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    Miami holds on. They will get killed next week vs. Fla St.

  14. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    Tn safety takes a horrible angle, misses a tackle and UAT goes for an easy score. 7-0

  15. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    Tn getting blown out, no more updates on this one

  16. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    West Virginia looking hapless early against K-State. 7-0. Come on, ‘Eers!

    • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

      Yard done already!?

      • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

        Um, yeah. Mr. ToTM was all, “But, I’ve got to bottle my beer”. Then baby ToTM woke up from his nap, so I just couldn’t go outside then…..tomorrow, tomorrow.

        In other news, WVU 9 KState 7. So there’s that.

  17. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    All I saw this morning were Ducks calling out Bama…..I think there’s a Mr. Winston that’s gonna have a thing or two to say about that. Unless, someone beats Bama and then the a Ducks and Updykes can meet in a lesser BCS bowl game.

  18. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    Got to be the worst football on TV I’ve seen in a long time. Just awful.

  19. wpleagle wpleagle says:

    Bad football, funny blog posts!
    War Eagle.

  20. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    I hope Saban doesn’t find out that I channel surfed away from the Bama/UT game.

  21. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Baby ToTM is in bed. Little ToTM is eating dinner. Mr. ToTM is heading out to play pool and listen to the Panic show…..which means I can watch the game in veritable peace.

  22. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Okay, so I’m going to act like a girl (for just a second): the new Tigers’ uniforms are ugly. And that’s exactly why they just got intercepted….well maybe it was that asinine throw and a lucky deflection….but I’m going with ugly uniforms.

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

    I have ESPN3 all cued up…I might not be able to chime in during the game. Now, now, no tears; it will be ok.

  24. restless6 says:

    First play for JJ results in a TD to Coates.

    Beautiful pass too.

    Marshall looks hurt. Let JJ play.

  25. aubb says:

    marshall has some kind of wrap on his shoulder

  26. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Glad that Marshall is getting all fixed up. He’ll be back.

    Wish they would stop using Chris Davis to return punts….not bc of the fumble, but bc he’s too important to the D.

    2nd half hopes and dreams:
    More consistency in the passing game.
    I want another field goal. I don’t want Parkey in a funky weird place for November.

  27. restless6 says:

    Sakerlina looks bad.

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      Right??!! Like the wheels and all of their players are coming off. I’ve got the game on mute, while I watch Auburn on ESPN3 on my iPad. Every time I look up, I feel like I see another SoCar player carted off the field. It’s like old times

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

    Back to ESPN3. Catch y’all later…

  29. sparkey sparkey says:

    They are getting their plays to be successful right across the middle going right at Jake Holland every damn time.

  30. SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

    “Auburn fans leavin early, Pawl. Looks like Bama fans care more bout their team, Pawl! Row dayum taaahd!”

  31. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I’m curious to get Acid’s thoughts on this tomorrow.
    Breaking: Connor Shaw just tied on 4th and goal in OT. !!!!!

    Maybe I’m greedy, but I wanted another score. I wanted JW going in for a TD. Q

  32. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I think that it’s past Steve Spurrier’s bedtime.

  33. mikeautiger says:

    Another great win, not in that we beat FAU, but in the domination, focused way we did it. Bring on Arkansas one of our criptonite teams to play. From what I saw tonight from the coaches, I don’t think the coaches will let them look ahead

  34. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Unbelievable! UNBELIEVABLE

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      In response to SoCar coming from behind, forcing an OT, then winning by a missed field goal by the new tigers.

      Related: Dear GP, burn those uniforms stat. Xoxoxo, ToTM

  35. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Really when the crowd started filing out was late in the first half, when Malzhan ran a draw play on 3rd and long. I got a few laughs when I said “draw on 3rd and 8? He’s channeling Pat Dye.” The student section 90 percent emptied at halftime. I think a lot of folks got cold in this one. And they missed a pretty remarkable halftime show featuring a bunch of 80s music, my favorite being a pretty cool version of “Take On Me.” There were cheerleading squads from all over the state at the game, and they did a pretty amazing show after the band. Can anyone tell my why Auburn’s dancers performed barefoot at halftime? That had to have been chilly!

    ……Another funny feature before the game was the “oblivious cam.” They would show fans on the jumbotron, and run a stopwatch to see how long the fans stayed glued to their phones before noticing they were on the big screen.

    ……We had a pretty good time with this cupcake. We were pretty late getting to Auburn, but managed to slip into the Amsterdam for “black & bleu” ribeye sandwiches. Delicious! I also enjoyed a couple of Blue Moon drafts.

    ……I think the defense regressed in this game, although the numbers don’t likely show it. FAU dropped at least 10 passes, and it would have probably been one of those trash games where the out-manned team scores 30 or so, if not for that. Offense was brutally efficient early, and sloppy and conservative late. They were basically just wildcatting every play, with either Frazier or Wallace taking snaps.

    • uglyjoe says:

      Whatever happened to “Ah-ha”. I dated a girl who made me buy the CD, and it wasn’t half bad.

      • uglyjoe says:

        To answer my on question, which is kind of like talking to myself, youtube has them performing in Germany in 2012. Guess they are still around.

        • SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

          My favorite version of “Take on Me” is the Reel Big Fish version from the 90s. Pure awesomesauce.

          • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

            …..Well, the whole 1980s meme had me “singing,” which seemed to be particularly irritating to everyone around me.

            …..“Take on me” was a visionary video, bridging the gap between live-action and cartoon stuff. It also featured magical tones from the Prophet-5 synth, which was the last of the great analog things. My dream keyboard rack will one day be dominated by a Prophet-5, and a Roland D-50. I’m actually halfway there…

          • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

            The 1980’s Ah-ha version of Take on Me is still my favorite. I loved the video (which I saw on a ‘Nick Rocks’ cause I was not allowed to watch MTV). Good times. Good times.

    • tigermac says:

      Acid, just to answer your question about the dancers – my wife was on the AU Dance Line a few years ago and they weren’t barefoot (then or last night). They actually wear “nude” colored dance shoes.

      Really looking forward to your recap, particularly if you’re going to weigh in on why the game plan did not seem to mirror the 2010 ULM game where Gus didn’t let Cam take off and run so he was forced to work on his timing throws. I really expected Marshall to sit in the pocket all night for the practice and was surprised and disappointed that the run-first plan ended up getting him injured.

  36. restless6 says:

    In other Auburn related news, Patrick Nix has taken a downtrodden Scottsboro High School football to hosting a 5A playoff game in his first year.

    I think it would be cool for one of the War Eagle radio podcasts to get him on soon. He’s a great guy.