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What, Me Worry?

By on September 7th, 2018 in Football, News 9 Comments »

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In just the first week of the season, three FCS teams have wins over their FBS foes. Now, true, these wins were not against teams from a Power 5 conference, but Appalachian State took Penn St. to overtime before the Nittany Lions were able to survive.

These games just worry me. Why? Well, think back no further than September 2015 when Jacksonville State made a visit to the Plains. Auburn entered that game ranked #6 in the country, and the Gamecocks gave Auburn all it could handle and forced overtime before Auburn scored a touchdown and extra point to win 27–20. Jacksonville State, in fact, won in virtually every statistical category.

Auburn enters Saturday having moved up to #7 in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls, coming off an emotional “road” win over then #6 Washington. The outcome of that game may, and hopefully will, figure into the CFB Playoffs.

Alabama State enters Jordan- Hare Stadium off of a win over Tuskegee, and Hornets’ Coach Donald Hill-Eley says he has his team ready.

Coach Malzahn has stated he wants to use this week for Auburn “to get better.” This game should be over by halftime, and if so, CGM can then work on any and everything that the coaches wish to improve. But, first things first, go out and take care of business.

What do you think Gus and Co. have to do to prevent a letdown of astronomical proportions?

Quid est, me Fatigo? Ita!

War Eagle!! 


  1. sullivan013 sullivan013 says:

    To which the only possible response must be,…

    Bellum aquilae!

    or if you prefer,..

    Damnare aquila bellum!

  2. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Jax State ended up playing in the FCS Championship that year, and had a lot of SEC retreads on their roster. I just don’t think ASU is as good, and Auburn is light-years better than the 2015 team was. My main worry is injuries. Hope no one goes down in a game like this, on either side.

    • GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

      What he said ^^^^

    • ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

      That’s fair, Acid, but Mercer last year? I didn’t bring that one up in the post because Auburn went on to win the SEC West, plus Auburn still won 24-10 in spite of 5 turnovers.

  3. WDE7385 WDE7385 says:

    And here I was thinking “How can Mad magazine and Alfred E. Neuman be applied to Auburn Football?”
    Oh, well, age – what can you do?
    War Eagle !!!

  4. easyedwin easyedwin says:

    After the half, let the young ones and the scout team play. It fires up the reserves to a point that they feel like world beaters. Believe me. I have been there in HS football. And if they score a TD the ecstasy cannot be contained.