|The BIG Screen at Jordan-Hare. photo by: AuburnTigers.com|
By now you've all heard the pundits claim Auburn hasn't a chance tonight in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Don't listen to their drivel.
Two key factors will determine Auburn's fate.
1. Auburn must run the ball well. Period.
Utilizing the strength of a massive offensive line against an inexperienced defensive front for the Tigers by the Lake. Auburn doesn't need to throw the ball for 300 yards, or to have Sean White carry as many times as Nick Marshall did in 2013. Kerryon Johnson and company need to hang onto the rock, and move the chains.
2. Auburn must be able to harass DeShaun Watson with the defensive line.
If Auburn can keep Watson somewhat contained, it will be a long night for Clemson.
Will they keep Clemson from scoring? Highly doubtful. But if Watson has time to run around, the Auburn DB's will have a difficult time covering the Clemson wide outs.
In conclusion I'll say it this way. If Auburn can hold onto the ball, run the ball effectively, and keep Watson from extending plays, they can win this game.
All that's left is the kickoff. Protect this house!