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Friday, September 19, 2014

"Plains Proud" Auburn Tiger

This was written by a friend of mine!!  I hope it strikes a chord in your Auburn  Heart!!  It sure did mine!!!  
WAR EAGLE.  The Poetic Tiger

photo by CrashMatt

"Plains Proud" Auburn Tiger

I sit and ponder after watching last game,
What will happen to Auburn in 2014?

Last year was a cleansing, a revival of sorts,
From our team and a man that brought hope called Coach Gus!!!

We face bulldogs and rebels and elephants, Oh my! 
But I am an Auburn Tiger with a Mighty Eagle at my side!!!

We fight our battles on fields made of turf,
Through heat and storms and injuries we push!
Adversity I have faced both on and off the field!!!

Toomers, my corner, thought lost for all years;
A place for generations, my fans to enjoy;
That we showed to the world no mere man could ever destroy!!!

So no matter the outcome one thing always rings loud,
That I am an Auburn Tiger, War Eagle and "Plains Proud"!!!


Author Suzette Dye

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Very Good/Not So Good Road Win

I am not impressed. Not at all. 

Dropped passes, jumping off sides while lined up right over the center, pass interference penalties galore. With all of that going on, how could I be impressed?

Auburn went on the road, and beat a Top 20 team with an off week to prepare. The Tigers squeaked out a victory 20 -14 over the Kansas State Wildcats. I thought this was going to be a statement game. Maybe a coming out party for this 2014 Auburn team. 

Kansas State had to come from behind to beat Iowa State on the road at Ames, Iowa. No disrespect to the Iowa State team, they just haven't been a very good team lately. The Wildcats are led by a legend in the coaching profession in Bill Snyder.

 In the last 20 years, Top 5 ranked teams have played nationally ranked teams at the lower ranked teams home, on a Thursday night 13 times. Those Top 5 teams are 8-5.Okay, so I feel a little better about this win.

Auburn was held to 128 total yards rushing. Kansas State sold out stopping the run daring Nick Marshall to throw the ball. The Tigers started out 0-5 on 3rd down conversions. Not good at all!

Once the passing game finally got it's legs under it, the offense started looking a little better. Okay, a lot better. Finishing the game the Auburn offense went 10 of 13 on 3rd down conversions. That's impressive no matter who you're playing. Maybe I was so distracted with that horrid start, that I missed the finish. I am starting to feel very good about this win.

We will have more later. War Eagle!

Here are some stats provided by the official Auburn Athletics website.

Quick Stats
 Total Plays
 1st Downs
     3rd down efficiency
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 Total Yards
 Passing Yards
     Yards per pass
 Rushing Yards
     Rushing attempts
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     Fumbles lost
     Interceptions thrown
 Time of Possession

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Auburn Tigers/Kansas State Wildcats---Thursday Sept 18 2014

With an extra week to study,
And an extra week to prepare;
We face our biggest challenge this year,
Far away from Jordan- Hare!!!

Many eyes will be upon us,
As we perform on the national stage!!
The native crowd there will be restless;
And the wildcats full of rage!!

Our Auburn Tigers are a brotherhood of men,
Who are unafraid of a Big 12 team!!
We are ready for the fight to begin,
We have a winning scheme!!!

Our coaching staff has a unique plan 
To keep us fresh and focused on the field,
While wearing them down, man to man, 
Our Auburn a tigers will never yield !!!!

Be sure to expect the unexpected!!
Malzahn's play book is set to amaze!!
As we razzle dazzle the wildcats;
Keeping them confused and dazed!!

We will go to work to settle their waters, 
Bottling it up and keeping it contained!!
Our constant speed will leave them exhausted;
And their energy will soon be drained!!

Then we'll head home in jubilation,
Where Toomer's Corner will be draped in white!!
Our Auburn Tigers are the best in the SEC Nation;
And we will never give up the fight!!!!!

Poetic Tiger

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Looking Toward Thursday Night

Toomer's Corner will get rolled Thursday night

Bye weeks, the double edged sword of the college football season. On one edge we have the much needed break for the team. On the other, we have the off week blues as fans. This bye week however, was much different than many of the past. 

Many exciting games were played this past Saturday. 

Penn State had all it wanted from a scrappy Rutgers squad. A late 4th quarter 80 yard drive for a TD sealed their 2014 B1G Conference opener. The Nittany Lions control their own destiny in the struggling B1G (Big10).

The class of the day was saved for late Saturday evening, as the Florida Gators needed a lucky break, and 3 OT's to put away the resurgent Kentucky Wildcats.

The most anticipated game in the 2014 Auburn football season is coming up on Thursday night against a Big 12 legend. Coach Bill Snyder and his 19th ranked Kansas State Wildcats. This will be Auburn's first game against a nationally ranked opponent this season.From here, the schedule gets tougher.

This game will have its ups and downs, but Auburn should emerge the victor in Manhattan, Kansas.

War Eagle!