I am sure that we were all surprised when we heard that Jeremy Johnson would be the starting QB in the game against TexasA&M on Saturday night. Gus Malzahn and the coaching staff did a great job keeping the news from the news media, although it was evident to me from watching Sean White play in the Ole Miss game last week that he might not be able to play on Saturday night. Jeremy Johnson performed admirably and managed the game with confidence. A great quote from Jeremy after he got the news that he would start at QB read "I'm all about winning. I'm a team player and I just feel good about where we're at as a team". The Auburn coaching staff kept the passing plays simple with a heavy dose of running plays and Jeremy made some good reads. Auburn used Jovon Robinson and Peyton Barber in the backfield. Jovon Robinson rushed for a season high of 159 yards on 27 carries and the offensive line did a great job opening up the holes in the Texas A&M defense. Auburn was successful in moving the ball on Texas A&M throughout the game and the defense played well in this game with 3 interceptions and holding TexasA&M to 303 total yards. Also, Daniel Carlson continues to show why he will be an all SEC place kicker and he added 4 more field goals to his portfolio.
This was the first complete game that I have seen Auburn play all season and I do feel that Auburn can now have a positive end to this football season.