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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A Special Day In Auburn

Although today is a special day for Auburn football, there are some other Auburn sports teams doing exceptionally well as we head into the Christmas break. 

The Auburn Women's basketball team has been on a hot streak lately, winning five in a row. The latest victim, Southeastern Louisiana, fell 80-46 just last night at the Auburn Arena. Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy stated:  

"We looked a little rusty. But at the end of the day, we still turned them over 31 times, we got to the free-throw line, but it was a team effort. We had four people in double figures..."

This years version of Women's basketball has a great combination of speed, athleticism, and height. They pass the ball extremely well too. It's early, but these ladies look like a team that can go places in the postseason.

Auburn's Men's basketball team went on the road to Murray State and came home with a very hard fought 81-77 victory. This team is amazing. Sitting at 10-1, the best start since 1999, this team has not had the height advantage in any game this season. 

The Auburn football coaching staff has been dealing with an early signing period. This is the first of these for FBS Division schools. More on this in a later post.

War Eagle!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Georgia Quiets the Tigers

artwork provided by @AURobUSA 

There was a lot of noise leading to the SEC Championship game between Auburn and Georgia. With playoff implications, and revenge being bandied about. The 'Dawgs put an end to all the talk in a convincing 28-7 win in Atlanta. 

Team TotalsUGAAU
First Downs2018
Net Yards Rushing238114
Net Yards Passing183145
Total Offense Yards421259
Fumbles: Number-Lost1 - 02 - 2
Penalties: Number-Yards7 - 915 - 39
Punts - Yards4 - 1766 - 244
Possession Time33:0226:58
Third-Down Conversions2 of 11 (0.182)4 of 13 (0.308)
Fourth-Down Conversions1 of 2 (0.500)0 of 1 (0.000)
Sacks By: Number-Yards3-242-13
Field Goals2-2 (1.000)0-1 (0.000)

Turnovers plagued the Tigers after their initial drive. Auburn opened the game by marching into the redzone, and then Jarrett stidham hit Nate Craig-Myers on a quick slant for a 6 yard TD.

Auburn continued to drive the ball well, and the next trip inside scoring territory Stidham fumbled the snap, and the Dawgs recovered at their 16. 

The second half started well for the Auburn as well, only to end at the Georgia 14 yard line with a blocked FG. 

In the 4th quarter, while mounting another drive, Kerryon Johnson fumbled at the Auburn 48 yard line. Two more drives that resulted in 3 and outs doomed the Tigers hopes of winning the SEC Championship.

Now the Auburn faithful await news on which Bowl game invitation our Tigers will receive.