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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Auburn Mauls LSU


Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Auburn Tigers won a football game against Louisiana State University. It wasn't even close.

In a series filled with fantastic finishes, a named games, this one was over with the toss of the coin to start the game.

The final score of 41-7 isn't indicative of just how badly this could have been. It was evident in the second half, Auburn's coaches pulled back on the reigns and went "vanilla" in their play calling.



This was a dominating show of force by this Auburn team. A complete game led by the defense, with all the fireworks one could hope for from the offense. Below are the stats provided by the official AU website:

Quick Stats
AU
LSU
 Total Plays
74
60
 1st Downs
25
13
     3rd down efficiency
6-12
0-13
     4th down efficiency
0-0
1-4
 Total Yards
566
280
 Passing Yards
268
142
     Comp-Att
17-25
8-24
     Yards per pass
15.8
17.8
 Rushing Yards
298
138
     Rushing attempts
49
36
     Yards per rush
6.1
3.8
 Penalties-Yards
7-80
5-31
 Turnovers
1
0
     Fumbles lost
1
0
     Interceptions thrown
0
0
 Time of Possession
32:31
27:29

Auburn's dynamic duo of Sammie Coates and Duke Williams delighted the home field crowd with fantastic catches, and good runs after the catch. Tight end and H-back C.J. Uzomah also caught a TD pass from Nick Marshall, and then paid tribute to his friend, the late Phillip Lutzenkirchen by doing the "Lutzie". A dance step that was made famous after a winning TD catch vs. Alabama, who lost Saturday to Ole Miss.

Not lost on this writer is the fact that Daniel Carlson was a workhorse Saturday night. 2 FG's over 40 yards each, and excellent kick offs. Carlson is my Player of the Game.

Before the game I tweeted in wonderment if this would be Auburn's coming out party. It was! 

This was a complete team victory. This night Auburn played up to their fans expectations.

WAR EAGLE!
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