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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Toe 2 Toe

  Standing face to face with a worthy opponent in battle, and trading punch for punch takes fortitude. That's just what Auburn did against the #2 ranked team in the country. In fact, I don't mind saying, that if Auburn's offense could make the improvements the defense seems to have made, they could have won this contest.

 Let's take a look at the highlights first, and the get into some analysis later on.

 Once again the AU special teams did their job. All elements weren't to perfection though, as Quan Bray let a fair catch slip through his hands, and LSU got the ball back. That turnover led to three points, and ended up being the difference in the game. Steven Clark is still in a mini-funk with his punting. He will hit one or two really good ones, and then for some reason, a not so good one.

 The offensive line continues to improve slowly, there were times that the running lanes were big as highways. Which left me a little puzzled as to why we didn't run the ball with Tre Mason more.

 Jonathan Wallace did admirably in his first action of the season. He seems to be able to run that zone read quite well. With some of the competition we have coming up in the next 5 weeks, he should get plenty of playing time.

 Overall I think Auburn looked much better than most of us had thought they would. This trend needs to continue, so that the 2012 version of the Auburn Tigers can make a Bowl Game.

 An off week is upon us, and Arkansas comes to town the week after that. Lets get well Tigers, and get ready for some SEC wins.


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