By: Rick Palmedo
LOOK UP IN THE SKY IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, NO IT'S...JOHNNY FOOTBALL.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Coming off another dismal performance
against the Vanderbilt Commodores Auburn finds themselves with a 1-6
record including 0-5 in the conference. It truly is mind boggling to
think that just 2 seasons ago this team hoisted the crystal football
signifying them as the best team in the land.
Once again the offense struggled to put points on the board against
Vandy. For every step forward the squad took the took two steps back.
Now with TE Phillip L out for the season Auburn has lost one of its top
offensive threats. That doesn't bode well for this weeks showdown with
For Auburn to even keep this game close the offense is going to have to
do something it hasn't been able to do all year, score points. Nothing
I've seen lately says they're up to the task.
Poor tackling, wrong pursuit angels, and an overall lack of desire has
become commonplace with this defensive unit. Take away the play of some
of the youngsters and there's not a lot to write home about.
Now a much maligned defense faces the SEC's number one offense. Over 300
yards through the air combined with over 200 yards on the ground
presents a myriad of problems for Auburn's defense. Can the Tigers do
enough to contain Johnny Football and the Aggies? We shall see Saturday
What more needs to be said about one of the two new members to the SEC.
They are talented, fast, and score points in bunches. They play enough
defense to keep them in games. Their only two losses come to teams with a
combined one loss between them and that was because they played each
other (LSBooo and UF)
Playing the game at home and especially at home at night might be the
only advantage Auburn has. Jordan-Hare at night is an extremely tough
venue to win in for any team. But this just doesn't seem to be the
Look for A&M to score early, often, and continuously as the Tigers D
just can't stop them. Auburn falls to 1-7 0-6 in the conference. Ohhhh
how the mighty have fallen.
TEXAS A&M 38
PS. It could be worse