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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Auburn Asserts its Intentions in College Station

Artwork by @AURobUSA 
On a day when "Special Teams" made some big plays, and Jarrett Stidham would have his best performance thus far, Auburn took Texas A and M to school with a 42-27 win. The Tigers stayed alive in the CFB Playoff hunt.

Jarrett Stidham went 20 of 27 for 268 yards and 3 TD's. All without a single INT.

The Aggies scored first, then had the lead most of the way through the second quarter until Auburn decided to insert its intentions. 

With 1:43 left in the first half, Stidham hit Darius Slayton for a 54 yard TD in stride. The extra point put the Tigers up 14-13. 

Coaching Assistant Jonathan Wallace celebrates after the blocked punt recovery for a TD

The defense held, and with 49 seconds left in the half, Auburn blocked the punt and recovered the ball in the endzone for another TD. The Aggies Special Teams blocked two FG attempts by Daniel Carlson. 

"We need to come out in the second half like our hair is on fire." - Gus Malzahn

This statement by Coach Malzahn says volumes about the psyche of this Auburn football team. After blowing a 20-0 lead in Baton Rouge, this Auburn team has asserted its intention to control the outcome of the games since, in the second half. 

As in the second half against Arkansas, the Tigers started the second half making a statement. On 3rd down with 4 to gain, Stidham rolled out and hit Ryan Davis for the TD that put Auburn ahead for good. 

Stats provided by

Team TotalsAUTAMU
First Downs2313
Net Yards Rushing228143
Net Yards Passing268200
Total Yards496 393
Fumbles: Number-Lost0 - 01 - 0
Penalties: Number-Yards3 - 342 - 20
Punts - Yards5 - 2376 - 259
Possession Time35:4424:16
Third-Down Conversions6 of 14 (0.429)6 of 18 (0.333)
Fourth-Down Conversions0 of 1 (0.000)1 of 2 (0.500)
Sacks By: Number-Yards1-52-9
Field Goals0-2 (0.000)2-2 (1.000)

Next up are the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia clinched the SEC East today when they won against South Carolina, and Kentucky lost to Ole Miss.


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