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Vanquish the Red Wolves!

By on September 7th, 2013 in Football 275 Comments »

Auburn vs. Arkansas State, Open Thread.

     War Eagle, everybody! It’s Auburn football game day once again! Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will host the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Jordan Hare Stadium at 6:30 PM, Central Time. This game will be televised on FSN, so check your local listings.

     The Red Wolves come into Auburn with a 1-0 record, having smashed Arkansas Pine-Bluff last weekend, 62-11. Arkansas State had 4 different running backs eclipse 100 yards rushing, but that is a deceptive stat. It turns out that Arkansas Pine-Bluff had as many as 12 starters suspended for the game, and only dressed about 40 players. Auburn will have more than twice that number available for this game.

     The Auburn Tigers started shakily last weekend in their Gus Malzhan debut against Washington State, but found a bit of a groove in the second half of the game in a 31-24 win. Auburn fans are hoping for a more polished product tonight, with a week to correct errors.

     This will be another muggy game in the Deep South, most likely. The typical Alabama dry season has set in, here in the waning days of the summer of 2013. It will be still warm at kickoff, around 85 degrees, with virtually no chance of rain. The temperature will fall into the mid 70s by game’s end.

     As always, feel free to participate in this thread. We’ll be in during the day at times. However, I will not be doing my usual play-by-play, although I may make a short comment here and there, as I’ll be away from home and confined to a small tablet. Let’s all cheer our Tigers on to victory in this one! War Eagle!


  1. mikeautiger says:

    Long day waiting on the tigers to play. Tonight I am entertaining an old Auburn professor’s wife, he passed away last year but his wife is a Big Auburn fan, she is on hospice and one of my patient’s as a chaplain. The lady can hardly breath due to CHF, but when she found out I was an Auburn guy she shouted with all her breath War Eagle! Ought to be a fun night sharing the game with her.

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

    War Eagle and happy game day!

    About to settle in to socar vs the dawgs.

  3. WorldWarDamnEagle WorldWarDamnEagle says:

    WAR EAGLE everybody! Second game of the season. Let’s make this a good one

  4. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..How did I know sc would lay an egg early against uga?

    • restless6 says:

      Not so fast, my friend.

      Cocky comes back!

      Boo Dawgs!

      Oh, and Mark Richt might as well surrender. That hair ain’t coming back.

  5. RunNThrow RunNThrow says:

    War Eagle !
    Almost game time

  6. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    War Eagle!

  7. challenger10 says:

    War Eagle everyone!

  8. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    War Eagle!

  9. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nick Marshall sharp in the early goings on several short passes.

  10. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    Touchdoooooooooooooown Auburn!

  11. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Touchdown Auburn!!!!
    Nick Marshall to Marcus Davis on third and very long.

  12. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Touchdown Auburn!!!!
    Nick Marshall to Marcus Davis on third and 18.

  13. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nick was 4of 5 on the drive for 45 yards and more importantly overcame a couple of penalties that almost killed the drive
    . Nice way to start the game.

  14. AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

    i hate these regional blackout games.

  15. restless6 says:

    Soft in the middle, just like a middle aged fat guy.

    Damn linebackers.

  16. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn doing very little to slow the ASU offense,

  17. tigertracker says:

    Alright. We bounce back from shooting ourself in foot twice and score then D bows up and holds them to Fg. Baby steps, last years tigers lose both those battles.

  18. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The D stiffens enough to force field goal

  19. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holding on the ensuing kickoff back up the tigers to the 15

  20. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall just misses Coates on a long pass. Under throws it this time instead of missing his receiver by ten yards

  21. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nice slant pass to Denson on third and five nets 19 yards and a first down

  22. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall with a keeper for a big gain

  23. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn in ASU territory

  24. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Another Marshall keepermtakes it to the 20

  25. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Jonathan Wallace in, gives to Grant and he scores!!!!
    Touchdown Auburn!!!!

  26. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Impressive Auburn drive for 85 yards. Marshall looks like he is starting to get comfortable in the offense

  27. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    If the Auburn D can make a few stops, this could be over early. The auburn offense looks very powerful at the moment, even though they have made some mistakes

  28. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Depute the inexperience, Kennedy is not afraid to put it up. He hits MCKissick for 40 yards

  29. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    ASU is already on the Auburn 25 for a big 3rd down

  30. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    And jones catches a short pass for 5 and it will be 4th and 1

  31. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    And the D comes up STOUT!!!
    Stopped for a loss of 2

    Auburn football!!!

  32. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn with 152 yard of offense already

  33. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason stopped for a loss of 2

  34. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The guard was slow pulling n the play and effectively killednany chance that Mason could get to the edge

  35. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    On second and long Marshall overthrows Coates

  36. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason takes the handoff and goes for 12 4th and 1
    Looked like ASU was off sides on the play but it’s not called

  37. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Clark will flip the field with a good roll and the red wolves will start back at their own 20

  38. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy picks up a 1st down on 3rd and 2

  39. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy throws another long pass called incomplete after further review

  40. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Jake Holland sighting!!!
    Makes a tackle for no gain

  41. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Red Wolves at midfield make another 1st down catch to the auburn 45

  42. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    If anyone ever thought Acid Reign wasn’t awesome doing the game day threads……shame on you.

  43. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The red wolves are knocking on the door again

  44. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    They are moving the ball through the air almost at will

  45. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Chris Davis makes a big play on a slant t force a 4th down and 5. They come out looking like they want to g for it and now burn their last time out of the half

  46. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    They do go for it and Auburn is up to the task, forcing an incompletion in the end zone

    Auburn takes over at the 25

  47. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason gets two on 1st down

  48. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne goes p the middle for another 5 and it’s 3and 3

  49. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall almost throws a pick and they will have to punt

  50. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Clark with a shank and it goes out of bounds at the RedWolf 43

  51. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Chris Davis with another defended pass….we aren’t getting much of s rush

  52. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holding on the Red wolves will put them back on their 33 making it 2nd and 20

  53. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Horrible breakdown ….we give up 22 on a predictable screen

  54. aubb says:

    we need a turnover like now…therezie???

  55. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Gabe wright busts through ftackle for a loss of 4

  56. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    After a short gain it’s 3rd and long at the auburn 39

  57. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holding as well and it will be 4th and 14

  58. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Red wolf punt goes not the parking lot and Auburn will take it at their 20

  59. aubb says:

    i need to see a td orchestrated by nick on this drive

  60. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    Seem to be getting a little more pressure on the QB from the D-Line now. Hopefully this keeps up and leads to some big turnovers later in the game.

  61. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Wallace in at QB will hand to Grant for a short gain

  62. aubb says:

    yep exactly

  63. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    Long TD pass from Marshall to Coates!

  64. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall back n and will keep the ball
    He waits for his blocks and picks up the 1st down

  65. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall comes right back and slings it ling to Sammie Coates and hitshim in stride for a long TD
    Touchdowwwwwwn Auuubuuurrrnn!!!’

  66. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Parley gets the PAT and then kicks it out of the end zone

  67. aubb says:

    nick marshall is what we thought he was…great schedule for him to get comfortable…beat miss st in a grinder and squeak out a win vs lsu

  68. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Chris Davis makes a great tackle behind the line and the red wo
    Ves lose 5

  69. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The D is starting to come alive, it’s 4th down after a nice run by Oku

  70. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Gus calls time to see how Marshall does running the 2 minute drill

  71. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Davis takes the punt and makes great return to midfield but their is a penalty on the play

  72. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holding on trovon reed negates the great run back

  73. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn will take over at their 6

  74. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne powers for 8 yrds

  75. aubb says:

    corey grant outside???

  76. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Payne gets the 1st down

  77. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall runs for 8

  78. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    32seconds left Mason gets 15 yards

  79. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall scrambles for 10 but holding negates the gain
    2nd and 20

  80. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Gus is disgusted and decidesnto burn the rest of the clock

  81. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Half time and time for a refreshment break

  82. restless6 says:

    Too many holding penalties. JB needs to chew some asses out.

  83. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    I think they’ll look at the film to see whether an ass chewing is needed. It might just be poor officiating in some cases. We’re looking pretty decent. I’d like to see us get better at 3rd down conversions and keeping drives alive. The D looks like its definitely coming together. If we can defend against the short passes a little better, we’ll be pretty decent.

  84. tigertracker says:

    Call me content. We know we can run but we are working on the passing game, 2 min drill, etc where we can and making small strides. D is showing more of that passion we saw glimpses of last week. Still got work to do, but we are going forward right now.

  85. aubb says:

    we seem to be pretty close to putting it all together…not there yet

  86. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Second half about to get underway
    Auburn will get tje ball 1st

  87. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Actually the aSU will tkae it

  88. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Actually thaS
    U will tkae it

  89. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mckinzy with a punishing hit on jones on the return

  90. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    ASU will take over at the 12

  91. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I’m completely blacked out up here. Couldn’t even find the game online. However pops of ToTM is IMing every few seconds. I’m watching the WVU game.

    My impression is that D let’s some o through, because the numbers are big, but they are really tight in the red zone. Seems like Marshall is settling down and both he and Wallace are making good decisions. Everyone’s tucking in to a good game. Execution.

  92. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    McKinzy lays another lick along with Chris Davis o a pass for 7 yrds

  93. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy hits Ashley pass for the St down

  94. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy then fakes out and jukes the entire auburn d for a 26 yrd gain

  95. restless6 says:

    Jake Holland jukes out of his shoes on the QB run.


  96. Bren Dekura Bren Dekura says:

    Defense looks tired and flat-footed. Might be cramping being out there so long.

  97. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Col. Thanks for the play by play!

  98. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The red wolves marching through auburn territory again down to the 35

  99. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    1st down by Oku to the Auburm 27

  100. restless6 says:

    Jermaine Whitehead with week effort allows first down.


  101. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Min double reverse goes for big yardage and the red wolves to the 8

  102. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Oku powers to the 3

  103. rn4au rn4au says:

    um.. just got off work at the hospital and home to the TV…pleased with the score, but what happened to the defense doing better..? They better get it together

  104. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Holy cow how did jake holland win the starting position again??

  105. restless6 says:

    What the hell happens? Did the defense drink alcohol at halftime?

  106. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kris frost makes a play behind the line for a loss
    3rd and 2

  107. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn andFrost stuff the run and bring up another 4th and 3

  108. rn4au rn4au says:

    Wow that was better! 5 D guys around the ball! That looked like the Auburn D I used to know and love

  109. aubb says:


  110. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The 29 yd field goal attempt is good

  111. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Who’s the mike linebacker now?

  112. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn again gives up big yardage between the 20’s but stiffens in the red zone

  113. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kris frost is the Mke at the moment

  114. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Bray will take a knee on the ensuing kickoff and they will take it at the 25

  115. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Handoff to Grant gets 5 on the corner sweep

  116. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall keeps it on the option and loses 5

  117. restless6 says:



  118. rn4au rn4au says:

    Fumble!!! Crap!!

  119. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    On third and 11 Marshall fumbles while scrambling and ASU has it at the 18

  120. aubb says:

    you must be kidding me!!!

  121. rn4au rn4au says:

    OK.. D stiffen up yet again

  122. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Horrible play by Marshall, careless with the ball

  123. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Bad clock management makes the Red Wolves burn a TO on 1st down

  124. restless6 says:

    If this game is an experiment, its not working. ASU is not out of this.

    How in the hell can the defense be so tired after halftime?

    I thought they were conditioned?

  125. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy tries a pass inside the 5 incomplete

  126. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Freddie Knighten draws an legal sub penalty

  127. rn4au rn4au says:

    Delane on the take down!!! He’s a freshman I think…

  128. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Justin Delaine makes a big sack and it’s 3rd and 21

    • rn4au rn4au says:

      OK.. D stiffens again… we give them the ball inside the 17 then they get a field goal out of it… I am proud of them right there…

  129. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Short pass nets 5 and ASU will try a 42-43 yard field goal

  130. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:


  131. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The kick is good and ASU puts the pressure back on the Tiger offense to produce.

  132. restless6 says:

    ASU has momentum. Another 3 and out will kill our defense.

    This is where the downhill smash mouth clock control offense shines. Grind em’ down and demoralize them.

  133. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn will take it at the 25 after the touchback

  134. restless6 says:

    ASUs defense looks fresh.

  135. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne tries to go off tackle but gets pushed back n the middle for a yard

  136. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Grant on the sweep gets the 1 St down

  137. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Grant carries again but can’t get a block and will settle for 4

  138. rn4au rn4au says:

    Why are we being so tentative with the running!!! Go son!

  139. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Grant on the pitch sweep is caught behind the line 3rd and 8

  140. aubb says:

    what are we doing? use your damn blockers!

  141. restless6 says:

    Inaccurate. SIGH

  142. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall misses a wide open Uzomah acoss the middle and we will have to punt

  143. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Clarke hits another short punt and ASU will take over at their own 23

  144. rn4au rn4au says:

    Sigh again

  145. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    So I guess if NM gets rattled, then we should expect a lot of overthrown balls.

  146. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall is still havin trouble putting touc on intermediate passes. He can sling it a long ways …hard but he just doesn’t have any touch on the ball

  147. restless6 says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    You can see the liveliness in the ASU sideline and players.

    I sure would like to see JJ play if this is an experiment, because NMs inaccuracy will kill us against MS and LSU.

  148. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holland back in at the mke

  149. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    1st and 10 pass is incomplete

  150. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Owens makes a play and gets Kennedy after 1 yard

  151. aubb says:

    okay okay

  152. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Owens Wright and Blackson ambush Kennedy for a sack and ASU wil have to pnt

  153. rn4au rn4au says:

    OMG! Now thats what Ima tal’n bout!!!!

  154. aubb says:

    this drive must produce

  155. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Decent punt goes out of bounds at the Auburn 45

  156. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Trovon Reed takes a WR screen for 7

  157. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason dances and lunges a St down

  158. rn4au rn4au says:

    Too many holding penalties!!

  159. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason follows with a great run inside the 5 but Greg Robinson holds

  160. restless6 says:

    Greg Robinson. SIGH.

    The HUNH won’t work if crap like this happens. It’s the Achilles heel.

  161. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    1st and 20 at the 38

  162. restless6 says:

    That’s 2 on Robinson tonight.

  163. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne powers for 17

  164. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:


  165. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    payne makes more freinds with a first down run

  166. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Payne on 1st down gets another five up the gut

  167. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason spins and drives to the ASU 10

    And then score o the next pla

    Touchdown Auburn

  168. rn4au rn4au says:

    TD! Heck of a block by #20!

  169. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    The PAT is good
    28-9 Auburn

  170. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:


  171. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    That was an example of smash mouth, face, neck and skull football

    Power football at it’s finest

  172. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Craig Sanders makes a great playon the kickoff and upends McKissick at the 12

  173. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holding on the Red Wolves will be declined on an incomplete pass
    2nd and 10

  174. rn4au rn4au says:

    OK.. Wow! Love that #50

  175. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    WR screen gets blown up and it’s 3rd and 12

  176. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kris frost has been ejected for targeting the QB on a lat hit above the shoulders

  177. rn4au rn4au says:

    Oh Wow! Frost… that is such a mistake….

  178. restless6 says:

    And now we know why Kris Frost doesn’t start and we have to live with the Jake Holland.

  179. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    On the play Kennedy passed for 30 yards and we lose momentum

  180. rn4au rn4au says:

    Lord… I am all for not hitting in the head… but really why don’t we just put a skirt on the quarterback

    • Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

      Most of the rles are pretty stupid. This one I actually agree with. Targeting a QB’s head is pretty bad and should be dealt with severely

  181. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Start of the 4th Qtr and the red wolves will pass for 7 to the Auburn 42

  182. aubb says:

    that should not carry over…unwarranted

  183. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Illegal formation penalty makes it 3rd and 6

  184. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    At the auburn43

  185. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:


  186. aubb says:

    a turnover is what i want

  187. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn gets good pressure and Kennedy will pass incomplete on a crossing rpute

  188. aubb says:

    that punter is fat

  189. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    aSU will punt and it will be a touchback

  190. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne takes the 1st down run and goes for 4

  191. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Grant takes the sweep and gets another 4

  192. rn4au rn4au says:

    I really love seeing Trey Mason run that football…Marshall blocking for him

  193. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason takes it off tackle on the draw and he gets a big gain to the ASU 44

  194. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    1st down Artis Payne gets another 11

  195. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Aarhus Payne gets 3 on the 1st down and then Marshall gets 6 on a keeper

  196. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Artis Payne gets the 1st

  197. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Auburn in the redone will give to Artis Payne for no gain

  198. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Marshall hits Prosch out of the backfield for 4 yards

  199. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    WR screen gets blown up and Parkey wi
    L be forced to come in and hit a 40 yarder

  200. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Good drive derailed by poor execution and poor blocking on the outside

  201. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    It’s a little distressing to see Gus not getting Marshall more reps passing downfield in the red zone
    He will need to do that next week

  202. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Holland pressures Kennedy on the 1st Dow but he escapes and dumps off to a wide open TE for 25 yards

  203. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Ok for no gain, an incomplete pass and now a screen for 8 makes it 4th and 2

  204. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    False start on ASU makes it 4th and 7

  205. restless6 says:

    After 2 games, I am convinced that we have no chance at LSU. Auburn cannot out score their new offense, and Marshall will face big time defensive linemen and linebackers.

    Oh, and Jake Frost is SLOW.

  206. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Pass false incomplete and Auburn will take over at their own 47 with 7:01 left
    Scrub time and time to work on the passing game

  207. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    I just want to beat msu next week, then we can care about lsu

  208. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Mason takes the 1st down handoff and gets caught behind the lne for a loss of 2

  209. aubb says:

    i need a score and a turnover to be satisfied…we WILL beat miss st and lsu

  210. aubb says:

    omg in ter ference!!!

  211. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Ricardo Louis absolutelymmugged on 3rd and 11, Auburn will punt

  212. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    Night all! Thanks, Col.!

    War Eagle!

  213. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy scrambles for a 1st down

  214. restless6 says:


    Play him more!!!

  215. aubb says:

    i got my turnover…now score!

  216. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Carl Lawson blasts Kennedy from Behind and forces a fumble, recovered by Holland

  217. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    CAP blasts outside for 14

  218. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Under 4 minutes now CAP goes for 4 up the gut

  219. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Jonathan Wallace in, will keep for 5
    CAP will get one an admit will be 4th down

  220. restless6 says:

    Wallace has more touch on the ball than Marshall does.

  221. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Jay Prosch catches out of the backfield and will get the 1st down to the 13

  222. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    CAP does his powerslash running and dances into the end zone
    Touchdown Auburn!!!’

  223. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Nice exclamation point t o end the game

  224. aubb says:

    okay i got what i asked for

  225. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Great coverage on the kick again and ASU will start at their 12

  226. aubb says:

    we arent a bad team…room for improvement but you can see that we really will improve as opposed to years before

  227. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy passes twice to get the 1st down

  228. aubb says:

    he was not out of bounds yet!!!

  229. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Justin Delaine makes a stupid play and gets a personal foul on a Kennedy scramble

  230. restless6 says:

    Bonehead personal foul again.

    9 penalties and 1 ejection.


  231. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Things are getting sloppy, now a holding call on therezie

  232. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    Kennedy scrambles on the last play and is forced out at the Auburn 18
    Final auburn 38
    Arkansas State 9

  233. aubb says:

    okay so its bama, lsu, georgia and sc…where do we fit after that?…ole miss, vandy, florida???

    • restless6 says:

      I would rank LSU over Bama.

      USC or TAM
      Ole Miss
      And all the rest…

      • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

        Florida was sloppy today, but can’t say anything about Ole Miss or Vandy that would put them higher

  234. restless6 says:

    The scoreboard looks good, but too many penalties, 2 personal fouls, 1 ejection, holding calls that stalled drives, badly thrown balls (again), is telling.

    It’s a win, but it was sloppy.

    Beat the Mullen, and hope to be competitive in Baton Rouge.

  235. Col.Angus Col.Angus says:

    A great game? No. Still a lot of uneven and inconsistent play but also some excellent play in the running game and flashes of great play on defense and in the passing game. No, Nick Marshall was not great at all, but he did show some signs of growth and made some nice plays. He is definitely a work in progress.

    Hard not to like this game though. ASU has some quality offensive talent and we kept them out of the end zone. We did what we should do to a Sun Belt team. Beat them soundly and not leave any doubt who the better team was. The penalties and mistakes are a little disconcerting but the team is playing with fire and passion, so you will get some of that.

  236. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    Still not impressed with Marshall. One flash of brillance against a decent sun coast conference team…. doesn’t a Cam make. The fumble erased his success anyway.

    And next week will tell the tale of our season.

    I don’t think MSU is that good. I think they have gone backwards as a program. However, it will be the first test for AU.

    The goodness out of tonights game:

    Defense looked decent at times but…
    – Still got gouged for pass and run between the 20’s.
    – Jake Holland still isn’t a very good LB
    – Frost is out for half a game for a stupid foul.

    Offense looked decent at times but…
    – when we were in a rhythm AU was hard to stop. Getting us in the rhythm is the issue. And that falls on coaching.
    – Nick is still staring down his receivers. And I question if he has any finess at all on any pass he throws.
    – Some of our receivers still couldn’t catch if they got a head start.

    Based upon what I am seeing barring some unforseen event – AU will be lucky to make 6-6. It all will depend on which team we bring to Fayettville and Knoxville. I see the wheels falling off big time against LSU, Texas A&M, UGA and bama. Won’t be close. And I see us losing a squeeker against Ole Miss.

    We are about two years away. Let’s hope Malzahn doesn’t get complacent or upset with the family between now and then.


    • restless6 says:

      I concur.

      Jonathan Wallace may be the better choice, or if its a learning season, burn JJs redshirt.

      We just aren’t even close to LSU, Bama, Georgia, or TAM, and Ole Miss scares me.

      Tennessee will be improved too.

    • AuburnMisfit AuburnMisfit says:

      Still a lot more fun to watch than last year. The new guys are stepping up

  237. tigertracker says:

    At this point we are just beating ourselves, but winning. Gus has got to coach up the drive killing/sustaining penalties and we can compete. Growing every week and schedule on our side for 1 more week.

    • awbee75 says:

      Boy, you guys are a hard sell. Sure, we made a lot of mistakes, but most are correctable. Marshall didn’t do too badly, the coaches seem to pull the plug on passing in the second half, we didn’t need to throw it much.
      I see worlds of improvement over last year, so far. I don’t think anyone is going to run all over us this year and I’m happy as a lark.

      • tigertracker says:

        Correct on all counts. We have alot to hang our hat on compared to last years team. 100% in red zone tonight @ 5/5. Told my buddy before the game I’d be ecstatic if marshall threw for 200 and 2 TDs and we had 300 rushing to go with it. We had the rushing and marshall had about 150 and 2 TD. And we fought back from beating ourselves many times with dumb penalties which last years team didn’t do. 9 penalties for 91 yards will not win us many SEC games was my point. That’s 9 times in the game that we could have killed a drive with a negative play or extended a drive for our opponent. We converted 50% on third down which to me is acceptable, but we gave up almost 50% conversion to them. In spite of that we kept them out of the endzone and won the game because the D was in bend but don’t break mode. Last year it was assume the fetal postion mode for the last 6 games! I’m happy and hope they are working hard to improve again this week.

  238. aubb says:

    i disagree completely…we havent seen alot of good from nick marshall but he has the potential…hes always just a step or yard to the right or left away…he just needs some time and i think we will beat miss st handily and he will get more comfortable as the year goes on…hes got alot of skill…its so much more than keihl or jonathan have…hes our guy this year and next no doubt and i think he will make us happy

  239. aubb says:

    well you should we almost have the same username ha ha

  240. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    I saw loads of improvement across the board. NM was very sharp at times, and his mobility is going to be an asset alll year. Lets not be too Chicken Little here, we just beat a quality team and looked pretty good doing it. War Eagle!

    • restless6 says:

      No Chicken Little here, but no sunshine pumper either.

      If NM cannot improve, we are in trouble. The big time SEC defenses will stop our running game and force him to beat them in the air.

      Yes, the team is improved and is improving, especially the defense, but it all comes down to Marshall. He is the field general, and, quite frankly, Wallace looks more confident.

  241. restless6 says:

    Look on the bright side. At least we’re not Texas. 😉

  242. Squeakywheel says:

    I’m loving the USC/WSU score!

  243. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    That WSU win is looking pretty good now! WSU 10 – USC 7