Titanic Tigers Tilt! (Auburn vs. LSU Open Thread)
It’s the biggest war in the SEC today
(Photo by Acid Reign)
War Eagle, everybody! Today marks the 2018 SEC home opener for the Auburn Tigers. The LSU Tigers come calling as the two SEC teams with the biggest wins this season to date will square off. The Auburn Tigers with a big win over the Washington Huskies, and the LSU Tigers, conquerors of the Miami Hurricanes, will have it out at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The winner of this game stays atop the SEC Western Division, and the loser will limp off and try to regroup.
This is the CBS game of the week and will be nationally televised on broadcast TV at 2:30 PM Central Time. Check your local listings. For the Birmingham area, I plan to switch over from my cable box to my antenna on channel 42.1, and I’ll be tapping into every source I can for this game.
It’s going to be a hot one in Jordan-Hare Stadium, with temps in the low 90’s at kickoff and plenty of sun. There is virtually no chance of rain today as sinking air motion on the periphery of Hurricane Florence is bringing dry air to the state of Alabama. Folks at the stadium will be treated to a first quarter afternoon half-moon, high above the field.
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play, armed with a strong mug of coffee and various snacks. I won’t be able to stick around after the game ends as duty beckons after that. I sincerely have enjoyed watching 12 hours of football the past couple of Saturdays, but that won’t be possible again for a while. In fact, I probably won’t really fire up commentating till near kickoff on this one. War Eagle, and let’s whip those Bengal Tigers!
I hope no one tries to sugar coat any of this. Gus cleared a major hurdle w Washington then this. He’s full of setbacks. #noexcuses
This is on Gus.
Horrible!!!!!!!! Gus will never do anything beyond what we’ve seen to-date. I’m done. Dead.
…..My time is up, and I thank you for yours. I have to head into work. War Eagle! It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger.
…..LSU 22, Auburn 21, final.
……Here’s the kick coming. Centered up. Tracy boots it up, and good. LSU wins.
……LSU will let it run, and Cole Tracy will get a chance to win the game, from 42 yards.
…..3rd and 7. Offset I, Brosett gets it again, driven back at the 25.
….And they do.
…..Auburn should call time, here. Make them run it again, and try to rip that ball out.
…..2nd and 7. LSU will let it run. Offset I. give, Brosette gets nothing, with 28 seconds left.
…..No review? Under center, Give Brosette, pushes for 4.
…..Replay shows that is totally bogus.
……2nd and 10. In the gun. Fake, fires, knocked away, Dean flagged, this time. Ballgame.
1:21 left in the game, at the Auburn 39.
……New set of downs. Fake, floater, Giles can’t get it!
…..At the Auburn 39. They are in field goal range.
…Burrow, caught on the square in, Sullivan, first down.
…..4th and 7 at the Auburn 48.
……Two LSU timeouts left, LSU will have to go.
……At the Auburn 45. In the gun. Keeper, lost yardage!
…..3rd and 4 coming.
……Fake, keeps, got to the Auburn 45.
……3:30 left. 2nd and 10. A field goal would win this, for LSU.
…..New set of downs at the 49. Fake, pressure, and incomplete, Jamel Dean there.
….3rd and 7. Trips right. Burrow fakes, till be caught at the stake by Anderson. First down.
…..Will run the clock under 4:30 in this one. 21-19 Auburn.
…..2nd and 10 from the LSU 38. Three wides. Burrow to throw. Will run, got about 3.
…..New set of downs at the 38. Pistol. Burrow will fire, Dean knocks it out!
…..Should have been holding.
……There was a grab, early in the route.
…..I want to see the replay!
…..3rd and 11. Trips left. Burrowhas time, over the receiver, and Dinson flagged.
…..2nd and 11. Burrow will have twins each side. Burrow throws behind Jefferson, incomplete!
….That will run the clock down under 5 minutes.
….pistol set. Burrow will give to Helaire, lost a couple!
47 yards. Siposs has had a good day.
……Siposs in to punt. Got into that one! Fair caught at the 23.
…..Twins either side. Davis in motion. Trips left, now. Pumps, Stidham will be finially sacked for a loss of a yard.
…..Brings up 3rd and 4.
……It will be 2nd and 11. Heavy line. Stidham checking off. Whitlow, knifes through, to the 30!
…..Divinity, Jr. Being helped off.
Ummm, LSU slowing things down???
…..And another LSU player hurt. Wow.
…..Make it 1st and 20. Draw, Whitlow, powers out over the 24.
…..It’s a legit call, on a grab.
…..Holding on Kim.
…..Stidham will take, and screens to Whitlow, and he’s ahead to the 26, and a flag.
….LSU to kick off. Atkins kicks it deep, touchback.
…..Jefferson was down after that collision, and there’s an injury timeout.
….As it stands now, Auburn leads 21-19. The only thing in Auburn’s favor on that, is that the Auburn defender had really slowed up. They hit helmet to helmet, but I think Jefferson initiated the contact. He was FLYIng.
Aaaand we revert back to being complacent.
…..They could call targeting, on that. Will have plenty of time to review.
…..Twins each side. Burrow will take, fires incomplete into double coverage to Jefferson!
…..Daniel Thomas got caught too far outside, and the top blown off the Auburn defense.
…..That’s Auburn’s second timeout, with 8:18 left in the ball game.
…..Two point try coming. Burrow in the gun. Checking. And Auburn calls timeout.
…..Wow. Got behind the safeties.
….1st and 10 LSU. Burrow will fake, and fires, caught, and Williams will get away, and goes all the way.
…..56 yard punt.
….Arryn Siposs with a big kick, to the 25, Giles is cut down at the 29.
…..Looked worse in real-time.
…..Stidham changes his play. Time, goes deep, hit, incomplete. No call?
….Injury timeout, and we have 8:50 left in this game, with Auburn leading, 21-13.
…..We will spot that one at the Auburn 19, brings up 3rd and 10 for Auburn.
….Another LSU player down, Glenn Logan.
……LSU makes it 2nd and 18. Draw, and Whitlow is out to the 20.
…..Holding called on Auburn, not sure which player.
……2nd and 8. Two backs. Stidham will have pressure, will throw it over Schwartz, well covered.
…..Another questionable spot, back at the 21.
…..At the 19. Shivers checks in. Under center. Pitch to Shivers, will get to the 22.
…..Review: yes! First down Auburn!
….That’s a first down. The ball was on the line.
….They will review this, and should move the ball forward.
…..We have another injured LSU player.
…..2nd and 7. In the gun, two backs. Rolls left. Fires to Davis, just short of the stake!
…..1st and 10 Auburn. Heavy set, extra lineman. give Whitlow, got to the 12.
…..We have 10:53 left in this one, and Auburn is backed up, leading 21-13.
….von Rosenburg, goes out of bounds, at the 10.
…..4th and 2, punt team in.
…..Deshaun Davis tripped him a couple of yards short!
…..3rd and 3 at the 42. Here’s a keeper, won’t make it!
…..2nd and 7. In the gun. Burrow to throw, quickout, Giles is snared by Javaris Davis, a couple of yards short.
….LSU takes over at their 35. Burrow under center. Fake, time, screen to Sullivan, only got a couple.
…..Instead, the Auburn defense will be called upon to bow up, once again.
…..A field goal would have been nice, there. Would have made it a two-score game in the 4th quarter.
…..Shannon had to go low, scoop that one off the turf to his right, and bring it across his body to get it set.
…..Carlson is up, aand hooked left. Bad snap, on that one, messed up the timing.
…..4th and about 5. Carlson in. This one will be from 52 yards.
….3rd and 13. Trips left. Stidham fights free, tries to take off, hit hard at the 35.
….Tega got beat badly, inside.
…..2nd and 10. Trips left. Motion in. Give, hit in the backfield, lost about 4.
…..At the 40. Play fake, throws it away. Wanted Cox, covered.
……at the LSU 41, after the walkoff.
…..Clear example, should be tossed. That was a 9 yard pickup, and tack 15 more on.
….Targeting! Battle IV flagged.
….Quick screen to Swartz, and a flag.
…..to the 35!
…..2nd and 2, Auburn now looking into the sun. Give Whitlow breaks away!
…..Only 78 rushing yards on the day, for Auburn.
Can we finish strong?
…..LSU actually has a statistical edge in this one, with about 10 more total yards, and Auburn does have two picks thrown. LSU essentially had a turnover, on the fake punt.
….Make that 21-13.
…..That ends the 3rd quarter, with Auburn leading, 21-0.
…..Whitlow checks in. Weird look, 4 receivers left, screen Davis, got 8!
the boot, hits at the five, downed at the nine. Ryan Davis wisely got away from that one.
….Rabbit package comes through!
….Burrow hit, spun around, runs, and is pullled down short!
…..I’d have called time, too! Auburn had Nick Coe and Derrick Brown in at tackles, and Marlon Davidson and Big Kat in at end.
…..We have 56 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, with Auburn leading, 21-13.
…..3rd and 7. Rabbit D-line in for Auburn. Burrow goes empty. And then calls time.
…..2nd and 10. Three wides. Give Helaire, gets maybe 3.
Please don’t left that be momentum changing. Sigh.
…..Dinson was step for step, on that one.
…..LSU takes over at their 47. Fake, Burrow will fire for Dillon, overthrown.
…..Slayton got behind Williams, but it was a back shoulder throw, easy pick for Williams.
…..Brings up 3rd and 7. Trips right. Pistol set. Stidham will change his play. Fires short, picked off. Greedy Williams…
…..Lost a yard.
…..2nd and 6 Auburn. Stidham checking off. Will give to Shivers, nothing doing.
…..Here’s an ugly score for the SEC. Arkansas is getting blown out at home 34-10, by the North Texas Mean Green, at the half.
I still wish we had kicked that field goal.
…..Trying to go low on the big fullback, and that’s either a concussion, or a shoulder injury, looks like.
…..Fulton is down for LSU. Took on Cox, and still hasn’t gotten up.
…..Jalen Harris and Cox, on the last couple of receptions!
…..At the LSU 46. Fakes, pumps, dumped to Cox, to the 41.
….2nd and 7. Two backs. Stidham under center, fakes, fires to Harris, across midfield!
…..1st and 10. Give Shivers, bounces left, got about 3.
….Spot it at the 39.
….Out to the Auburn 43!
….Pooch kick, Whitlow will run angry!
….Checking the coffee scoreboard, Notre Dame holds on, and beats Vandy 22-17.
…..Auburn gives up 3 points, on a couple of 15 yard flags. The facemask was a good call. The pass interference was definitely not.
…..Good, and with 3:58 left in the 3rd quarter, Auburn leads, 21-13 over LSU.
…..Field goal team in. Tracy from 27.
….3rd and goal at the nine. Burrow will go trips left again. Bunch set. Flushed left! Batted down!
…..2nd and goal at the nine. Trips left. Burrow fires on the out, knocked away by Igbinoghene!
…..First and goal at the nine, for LSU. Give Brosette, will get maybe a yard.
…..On an uncatchable ball. Wow.
…..3rd and 6. In the gun. Burrow will get hit, throws it away, and a flag on Auburn.
…..2nd and 10. Burrow gives to Brosette, got about 4.
…..At the Auburn 20, new set of downs. Burrow in the gun. To throw, fade, and incomplete! Lotta bumping…
……In the gun. Give Brosette, powers for about 7.
…..Call it two. 3rd and 4.
…..2nd and 6, LSU threatening. Lotta subs in on D. They’ll give Brosette, got maybe a yard.
Do not ease up, Auburn.
…..Spot it at the Auburn 32. Burrow under center again. Will give Brosette, got to the 28.
…..Facemask, will tack on 15 more.
….Under center. Burrow will fake, will throw on the out, Anderson, and a flag.
…..Siposs in to punt. Punts it out of bounds, to the 33.
…..Auburn will go 3 and out.
…..Brings up 3rd and 9. Twins either side. Stidham will step up, batted down.
……2nd and 10. Two backs. Cox in motion. Give to Shivers, tripped at the 30.
…..Three wides. Stidam with time, fade, incomplete.
…..Auburn will start around the 30 yard line.
…..In comes the punt team, Rosenberg booms it, Ryan Davis snakes through the coverage for about 20!
…..Brings up 3rd and 6, possession play. Crucial down for LSU. Burrow will have trips right. hit while throwing, incomplete!
…..2nd and 9. Burrow will give to Helaire, bot about 3.
Notice how at every opportunity Auburn announcers credit Chip Lindsey for a good play call? Oh, Gus.
…..1st and 10 LSU. Give on the jet sweep, nothing doing, Dillon!
…..Carlson to kick this one deep. This one hits beyond the in-line. Touchback.
…..LSU shot defensive backs into the Auburn backfield on that 2nd down play, and tried to do it again. Toast!
…..Auburn has 3 unanswered touchdowns, in this one.
…..Carlson is up and good, with 10:38 left in the 3rd, Auburn leads, 21-10!
….Ye olde flood play!
…..Asa Martin, Schwartz and Whitlow all in. Stidham under center. Fake, rolls out, fires to Slayton, GOT IT!
…..And still have 3rd and possibly 4th down at point blank range.
…..Even if Cox is stopped, you haven’t lost 4 yards.
…..Tigers lead, 14-10. My call on 2nd down would have been a jumbo set, under center, and a belly-play off left guard to Chandler Cox.
…..Auburn will call timeout, with 10:43 left in the 3rd.
Another dumb play call
…..Whitlow in with the wildcat. And whitlow tries to sweep, tackled at the 4. Ouch.
…..Ruling: Short. 2nd and goal, inches short.
…..I think his elbow hit short.
…..They will review whether Stidham got in, or not. We have 11:20 left in the 3rd, with Auburn tenatively leading 20-10, depending on this call.
……First and goal. Stidham keeps, dives… INNNNNN!
…..Here’s Martin in motion, Wheel, to Asa Martin, ALL the way down to the five!
….Auburn will have 2nd and 7, at the LSU 37, whenever CBS gets tired of running commercials.
…..TV timeout, 11:52 left in the 3rd quarter. Auburn leads, 14-10.
……And an LSU man down.
….Give to Whitlow, piles for about 3.
….2nd and 2. Give Whitlow, bashed down to the 40!
…..Fake, screen to Davis, won’t go down! To the 47!
….LSU could have pinned Auburn deep, tried to force a 3 and out, and keep wearing on a tired Auburn defense. Instead, they gave up the ball, giving Auburn great field position.
…..Auburn takes over at the 45!
…..That was a bone-headed call in a tight game!
…..von Rosenberg to punt. Fake! Jump pass, incomplete! Wow!
…..3rd and a long 3. Under center. Rolling right, fires, over the head of Chase, well covered!
….Make it 2nd and 7. Motion, Give Brosette, to the Auburn 45.
…..First down at the 49. Fake, keeper, and Burrow got BELTED, 3 yards.
…..At the 37. Burrow to throw on the screen, Brosette picks up 11.
…..1st and 10 LSU at their 25. Three wides. Fake to Brosette, fires on the slant to Jefferson, moves the chains.
…..Carlson to boot it, hits near the back line, and out of the end zone. Touchback again!
…..It will be interesting to see how the first possessions of the 3rd quarter will shake out, against LSU. LSU will receive, to start the 3rd quarter. If Auburn can get a stop, they’ll have all the momentum on their side!
…..Florida is having little trouble with Colorado State, leading 27-0 near the half.
…..Notre Dame has driven, and now leads Vandy, 22-10. Commodores now driving, but they have to score twice, now, with about 11 minutes left in that game, in South Bend.
…..Vanderbilt trails Notre Dame, 16-10, early in the 4th.
….Checking the SEC scoreboard, the Mean Green of North Texas are taking it to Arkansas, leading 17-7, early in the 2nd quarter.
….Shivers and Whitlow have gotten most of the running back snaps.
…..Kam Martin has played sparingly. Has just 2 carries for 4 yards, and a dropped pass.
…..LSU has 80 rushing yards, led by 46 by Brosette. Auburn has 66 on the ground, led by JaTarvious Whitlow with 54 yards.
….Stidham is 8 of 15, after a very slow start, for 113 and a pick.
….Joe Burrow started off red hot passing, but at the half, he has reverted to form, with 7 of 16 for 111 yards.
…..It is halftime, with Auburn leading LSU 14-10.
…..Victory formation, and Stidham takes a knee.
…..No, spot it at the 16.
…..Rosenberg. Auburn doesn’t get to it. Big punt Davis takes at the ten, out to about the 20.
…..Nice of LSU to stop the clock for us, 42 seconds.
……3rd and 4, LSU. Burrrow will take, and fire on the slant, incomplete! Javaris Davis!
…..LSU will have 3rd and 4. Auburn will hope to stop this next play, call another timeout, then go after the punt.
…..Auburn calls timeout, with 45 seconds left, their first.
…..2nd and 7. Clock under a minute. Burrow will give to Helaire, to the 31.
…..Burrow in the gun. Will give to Helaire, got about 3, and the clock will run.
….Another touchback by Carlson, on the kickoff.
…..Shivers got the score, but credit to Whitlow. He’s getting little blocking help up front, but he’s now got 54 yards on 13 carries.
Much, much better. Very glad that our tigers didn’t just quit. War Eagle.
…..Carlson is up, and good! With 1:31 left in the half, Auburn takes a 14-10 LEAD!
…..YEESSSSSSSSSS! TOUCHHHHDOOOOOOOWQN, AUBURN!
…..First and goal. Give Shivers, and he will SCORE!
….. Yes. Fake, will throw to Cox, down to the 6!
…..3rd and 1. Under center, please?
……Whitlow, will get hit in the backfield, fights back to the line, barely.
….Trips right. Cox motioin in. Whitlow, will bash down to the 11!
……Move the clock back to 2:57.
…..Auburn trails LSU, 10-7. No mistakes, here, please?
…..We have 2:48 left in the half.
…..Yes, he did. They’ll back this up.
…..Shivers may have stepped out at the 20.
…..First down in the red zone at the 12. Officials now reviewing the spot.
…..2nd and 10. Give Shivers on the sweep, will fight down to the 15!!!!!
……At the 33. Stidham will fire to the goal line, Slayton can’t get it.
……Stidham with a new set of downs. Checking off. Slant, and Williams has it, first down! Good catch…
…..Call: not caught. Ball will be moved to the LSU 49.
…..Even so, 15 yards and an automatic first down, on the penalty. Head shot to Jarrett Stidham.
…..They are liable to take that catch away. He was bobbling it going down.
…..Seth Williams, what a catch!
……Williams got it, AND they roughed the passer!
…..3rd and 8. LSU can pin their ears back. Stidham will take, dancing around, dumped into a crowd… was that caught?
…..2nd and 8. Motion in by Cox. Fakes, fires on the slant, and Davis dropped it.
Looks like they now have their inspiration. Let’s go Auburn.
…..Three wides for Stidham. Fakes, rolls, will run for a couple out of bounds.
…..Auburn will have it at their 34, with 4:09 left in the half. LSU still leads, 10-7.
….von Rosenberg to punt. Liner. Davis, slips forward for 5.
That TD woke up the defense! War Eagle!
…..Desean Davis, spying Burrow!
…..3rd and 10. Burrow in the gun. Twins either side. Burrow, will scramble, and SACKED!
…..2nd and 10. Burrow, fires, knocked down by Dean!
…..He was looking downfield instead of watching the ball.
…..LSU 1st and 10 at the 25. In the gun. Fake, screen, and a dropped ball by Giles!
…..Carlson will boot it, and this one goes into the ROTC unit in the stands!
…..Interesting situation, that drive. Evidently, Auburn pulled guard Mike Horton, and can Austin Troxell out there. However, CBS showed that Marquell Harrell was the one who made that play go. I’m not sure where LSU’s linebackers were…
Well well well. Something to be positive about
I absolutely hate the high school shift Malzahn seems to love
…..Batman formation, but pulls it in. Carlson, is up and good! With 5:06 left in the half, Auburn has cut it to 10-7.
That was weirdly slow, but we’ll take it
….First and goal. Give to Whitlow, jukes, and will go forward, and goes INNNNN!
…..Interference, spot foul at the 6.
…..2nd and 6. Stidham, fakes, fires to C-Myers, and a flag!
That was a good read play – bring on more of it
……Give Whitlow, dives to the 15, lost the ball! But the ground caused it.
…..New set of downs. Screen to Cox, will go to the 19!
…..Two backs. Give Whitlow, will smash off left tackle, to the 30!
Didn’t think about the temp there. Maybe the 2nd half will cool down.
…..3rd and 2. Stove checks in.
…..2nd and 10 Auburn. At the LSU 43. Motion. Give to Whitlow, BULLLLLS to the 35!
…..New set of downs. Stidham will miss Davis deep. He was open….
Yes, the defense needs a break.
…..1st and 10. Stidham will fake, fires to Williams, to the 43!
….3rd and 6. Fires on the out, Slayton has it at the 39!
Well, we need get a sustained drive or two, or our defense is going to be even less effective late.
…..Correction, no gain.
We need a TD on this drive. Get a spark going.
…..2nd and 6. Martin for only a yard.
……1st and 10 at the 25. Stidham will give to Martin, zips up to the 29.
…..Atkins with his 3rd kickoff. Shivers back there, will drop the ball, then cover it six yards deep, touchback.
…..That capped an 11 play drive, after an Auburn 3 and out.
….This one is up and good. With 8:37 left in the half, LSU takes a 10-0 lead.
…..They will send the field goal unit in. Tracy from 32.
…..LSU going. Wildcat. And they jump!
…..Give Brosette, and he’s a yard short.
…..LSU has 3rd and 5. I’d expect a give, here.
…..If I’m Chip Lindsey, it’s time to wad the play script up and throw it in the trash can.
I think that young O Line is getting exposed in this game, and the defense has been on the field too long
…..Last Auburn offensive series, can’t block ’em, so what do they call? Back to back wildcat plays.
…..Defense is a little winded. They’ve been on the field nearly the whole game.
No enthusiasm by Auburn
…..With 9:31 left in the half, Auburn trails LSU, 7-0.
….Brings up 3rd and 5. LSU will call time again, their 2nd of the half.
Laughable. Gus is just doing what he does best.
…..2nd and 8. Give Brosette, to the 14.
….Give Helaire, gets 2.
…..That will move it to the Auburn 18.
….Javaris Davis. That wasn’t a great call.
This reminds me of the SEC championship and UCF game. Lack of inspiration.
……1st and 10 LSU. Here’s a fake, will go up top, and grabs by Auburn.
…..2nd and 9. Give Brosette, runs over defenders down to the Auburn 38.
…..1st and 10. Give Helaire, nothing.
I don’t see an elite DLine, or Heisman watch QB, or a 1,000 yd. running game. Our secondary smells just as rotten.
…..Fake, will go back shoulder down the sideline, caught by Jefferson, to the AUburn 49.
…..New set of downs.
……3rd and 1. Elaire dancing, gets to the 22.
…..2nd and 10. Burrow will give Elaire, to the 20. Lost contain…
…..LSU will start at the 11. Trips left. Burrow will flare it out, incomplete!
We are LUCKY at 7-0. But we can’t do Anything!!
…..The turnover is looming large. Auburn is not blocking LSU well up front, and this one is going to be a struggle. I sure wish we hadn’t spotted them 7 points, and had our defense on the field for most of the first quarter.
What Is Happening!? This is nuts.
Well, at least it’s only 7-0. Feels worse though.
…..52 yard punt.
……Siposs in to punt. Here’s a boomer, to the 10! Fair caught.
…..Holding, declined. Tega was badly whipped on that one, Stidham didn’t even get 3 steps in.
……Stidham in the gun. LSU showing blitz. the back out, and Stidham sacked.
….Ouch. 3rd and 9.
….2nd and 3,Wildcat again. Reverse to Schwartz, loses a bunch.
…..1st and 10, wildcat. Whitlow will fight to the LSU 48!
…..ESPN’s box score is weird. It has Ian Shannon with a catch!
Let’s put that awful first quarter behind us. Gus, put on your big boy pants and coach right.
…..LSU had the ball for 11:02, of the first 15 minutes.
…..That’s the end of the first quarter. LSU leads Auburn, 7-0.
…..2nd and 5. Give Whitlow, will pushhhhhh, and gets the first down at the 46!
….We have 29 seconds left in the first quarter. Here’s a screen to Stove, got about 5 on the RPO.
Thank goodness for LSU mishaps.
…..Auburn takes over.
…..Tracy from 53 yards. This one is up, sliced, no good!
….Field goal unit in.
……3rd and 7. Burrow will keep, will be a yard short!
…..That could have gone either way.
…..3rd and 2. Wildcat. And a false start!
…..An uncalled chop block on that play, Andrew Williams limps off.
……2nd and 8. Here’s Burrow, reverse, Jefferson will get about 5.
…..1st and 10 at the AUburn 43. Burrow will give, Brosette will get a couple.
….Not a good look, there.
…..2nd and 11. Three wides. Burrow will give, Brosette dumped for a loss, but a facemask.
…..Davidson got that one, 1 yard loss.
…..At the 43. Burrow, SACKED!
……3rd and 11. Burrow goes empty. Time. Fires on the dig, Anderson has the first.
…..2nd and 10. Burrow will give, Elare will lose yardage! Coe!
……New set of downs. Fake, deep down the middle, overthrown into double coverage.
….Brosette bounces it out, to the 37.
……Missed tackle by Brown.
…..2nd and 10. Three wides. Burrow gives again, Brosette has a hole, this time.
…..LSU takes over on the 8. Here’s the give to Brosette, nothing doing!
…..So, let’s review. Auburn ran 4 wides, no lead blockers on 3rd and 1, then tried to run a pulling guard sweep on 4th and 1 with the entire LSU defense on the line of scrimmage.
….The Auburn interior line got blown up on both play calls, as well.
Gus, you did it again.
….Oh, unsportsmanlike on LSU, after the play, unfortunately.
Should have called QB read
…..Back to back dumb play calls. A deep handoff on 4th down? Idiocy.
…..4th and a foot, Auburn going. Give, dumped for a loss.
…..Stupid to run trips on a short yardage play.
…..Third and short, hit at the line, won’t get there.
…..2nd and 5. Whitlow, smashing off tackle, close!
…… Pitch to Whitlow, will get 4 to the 20!
…..2nd and 7. Three wides. To throw. Deep, and that’s Schwartz!
This was not the start I expected. But I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Maybe this drive will wake up the tigers.
…..Spot it at the Auburn 45! Give Whitlow, about 3.
…..Facemask tacked on!
…..Auburn will go 4 wides. Changing the play. Stidham with a fade, Slayton, CAUGHT, but a flag.
…..I believe that was called on Jamel Dean. If so, that would be a couple of mistakes on the last possession, and as a result, Auburn will have to start backed up to their own ten yard line.
…..Illegal block on Auburn, blocking out of bounds. Half the distance.
…..Here Growden to punt, Davis gets away, and this one rolls thru the end zone. Flag?
……Burrow takes, and has time,deep down the near boundary, incomplete!
…..3rd and 18. Auburn needs a stop.
…..Lewis cut Davis, way down field. At the 46, 2nd and 18. Flushed, and thrown away.
…..Illegal block, 15 yards!
…..2nd and 10 LSU. Burrow screen, Elare gets the first, and a flag?
…..Burrow with 3 wides. Takes, and fakes, will go deep down the right, incomplete. Better coverage, that time.
….Stands. LSU 1st and 10 at the Auburn 40.
…..I don’t see enough to overturn this one.
…..I couldn’t see who the safety was on that side, but Jamel Dean played like he had help back there, and did not.
…..Bad coverage. Reviewing the foot?
…..Burrow will fake, will go deep, caught on a great catch by Jefferson.
It appears this team is not mentally prepared. That falls on Gus.
…..The Auburn offense is a hot mess, thus far. One rushing yard, and Stidham is 0-4 through the air with a pick. 3 dropped balls, already.
….LSU will start at their 30.
…..Siposs booms one, 45 yards and fair caught.
…..Seth Williams had both hands on it, bounced offf.
….3rd and 10. Stidham will face a 5 man rush. Time… and another dropped ball.
They better wake up
….No review. Stidham dumps to Martin, and he can’t bring it in.
….That would give LSU the ball at the 24.
…..I think Davis caught that, took several steps, and then the ball came out.
…..Didn’t get it off. LSU calls time to argue the call.
…..Oh, snap it. That was a fumble!
…..Two backs for Stidham. Fake, fires to Davis, can’t bring it in.
…..Atkins to kick this one off, Igbinoghene and Whitlow deep. And this one is fired all the way to the tunnel, touchback.
Let’s shake that off.
…..A receiver can’t stop running, against the LSU secondary. That’s just a sitting duck.
…..Auburn did everything wrong on that pick. Davis didn’t break back toward the QB enough, and then Stidham threw it behind him as well.
Stidham came in bearing gifts – choked under pressure on that INT.
…..The PAT is up, and good, and with 9:59 left in the first quarter, LSU leads Auburn, 7-0.
…..3rd and goal. Wildcat. Here is Elare, scores.
….Atkinson missed him in the backfield.
….2nd and goal. Burrow will fake, and keep, to the one yard line.
…..aT THE ten.
…..First and goal at the nine. Burrow will give to Brosette, losing yardage!
…..3rd and 11, now. Burrow with trips right. time, fires on the square in to Jefferson, to the nine.
…..False start! Should have been called last play, as well.
…..3rd and 6. Auburn needs a stop.
…..2nd and 8. Three wides. Give to Brosette, to the 18 and no further.
…..New set of LSU downs at the 22. Here is a give to Brosette, got about 2.
…..3rd and 5, possession play. Blitz coming. Slant, and caught Jiles, first down.
…..2nd and 5. Burrow fires, batted down by Deshaun Davis!
…..At the Auburn 34. Burrow will take in the gun. Quick hitch, to the 28 is Jefferson.
…..Bad read there, and jumped by Delphine.
…..2nd and 9. Martin in. Three wides. Motion in. Rolling right, will fire, picked off up at the 40.
…..Auburn opens with Shivers at Tailback. Give, Shivers won’t get much.
…..Kicked out of the end zone, touchback.
…..Here’s the boot by Atkins, and this one is under way.
Strike hard, offense.
…..Deep to receive are Noah Igbinoghene and JaTarvious Whitlow.
…..LSU won the toss, and defers. Auburn will receive!
…..Brosette, Burrow and company to the center of the field, awaiting the coin toss. Auburn will have Ryan Davis and Jarrett Stidham as captains.
…..The Eagle has flown! This one is about 10-15 minutes away.
Alright Auburn. Embarrass LSU today. War Eagle.
…..Florida State continues to struggle, trailing Syracuse, 23-7, late in the 4th.
…..In other B1G embarrassment, Maryland was blown out by Temple, 35-14.
…..Troy holds on, and downs Nebraska, 24-19!
…..There’s a huge upset in the making, nationally. Troy leads Nebraska 24-19, and has the ball deep in the Nebraska end of the field. A single first down can clinch it for the Trojans.
…..Vanderbilt trails at Notre Dame, 10-0 near the end of the first quarter.
…..Back in the saddle! Three early SEC games have completed.
Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7
Kentucky 48, Murray State 10
Tennessee 24, UTEP 0
…..In the SEC, no opponents have scored, thus far on the SEC. Georgia leads Middle Tennessee, 21-0. Kentucky is up 10-0 on Murray State, and Tennessee leads UTEP by the same score. All games early in the 2nd quarter.
…..Checking into early action, a bit of a surprise, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Troy leads Nebraska 10-0, early!
…..And we are live! This morning’s breaking Auburn news is that evidently, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is putting his money where his mouth is. The head coach and his family are planning to donate $2 million bucks towards a new athletics facility. Apparently, new athletic director Allen Greene has already been hard at work with ground-breaking development, on this project. This is good to hear, as it signals that everyone is all in on this one, with good teamwork in evidence.
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