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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quan Bray Helps Auburn Defeat Louisiana Tech

Quan Bray certainly was the offensive player of the game. His Mom is his inspiration. If you don't know his story Brandon Marcello did an excellent piece about Mr. Bray.



What a win! 

Whether or not you think the win over La Tech was pretty, this was a great Homecoming victory for may reasons. Let's start with the 300th victory in Jordan-Hare Stadium. That alone is incredible. Maybe we should do a post listing all 300 of them?

Next, and I want you to think about this one, every single team that Auburn plays this season is putting a big emphasis on giving us their very best. Not just because we went to the BCS Championship last season either. One of the deciding factors for the new playoff committee will be head to head comparisons. That puts even more meaning to regular season games. Example: If Auburn and Texas A & M end up close at the 4th position for the committee, the difference could be the win over South Carolina, and who looked the best in their victory over the Gamecocks. The Aggies certainly looked impressive vs USCe.

One more thing to consider, our offensive line had another injury at the beginning of the game. Patrick Miller left the game, and a shuffle ensued.

For all the griping you may have heard, the offensive numbers looked really good to me. Here is the official websites stats of the game:


FIRST DOWNS...................       14       23
  Rushing.....................        5       14
  Passing.....................        7        9
  Penalty.....................        2        0
NET YARDS RUSHING.............      105      254
  Rushing Attempts............       33       48
  Average Per Rush............      3.2      5.3
  Rushing Touchdowns..........        2        1
  Yards Gained Rushing........      132      285
  Yards Lost Rushing..........       27       31
NET YARDS PASSING.............      216      219
  Completions-Attempts-Int....  20-35-1  14-22-0
  Average Per Attempt.........      6.2     10.0
  Average Per Completion......     10.8     15.6
  Passing Touchdowns..........        0        4
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      321      473
  Total offense plays.........       68       70
  Average Gain Per Play.......      4.7      6.8
Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      3-1      0-0
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     5-40     5-51


Obviously, penalties hurt, and they need to be corrected, but overall, this was an impressive performance by the offensive line that has yet to gel as a unit for various reasons.


Gus recaps the victory over La Tech.



Do you remember the sign stealing accusations that were being talked about after we beat KState? ESPN went on and on for two days about how Auburn's coaches stole the signals that K State uses to call plays.

Well it seems that Bill Snyder, the coach of the Wildcats made a statement about that.

 "They may have had awareness to what some of our signals were and
confidently we had the ability to change them. That's extremely common
in athletics. That's just part of the game. It is not 'stealing.' That's
the way of the game, coached and conducted.". 


I for one, am very happy it's LSU week on the Plains. Corndogs anyone?

War Eagle!


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