Friday, September 29, 2006

South Carolina - Auburn Recap

So the Thursday night SEC game between South Carolina and Auburn unfortunately for this Auburn fan turned out to be quite the nail biter. I was obviously hoping for something similar to last year's 49 -7 Auburn victory to take place. However, that would not be the case although after each team's 1st series it looked like we were well on our way to a route. So, I bring you my post game thoughts after a full day of re-orientation to business school.
  • Auburn is currently not a national title caliber team. Why? Two big reasons in my opinion - the offensive line is not good enough and Auburn is completely lacking in its receiving corps. This football team does not have a downfield passing game at all.
  • Syvelle Newton had a career game in only his 2nd game starting at quarterback. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to play this well.
  • How good is Steve Spurrier at finding mismatches? Kenny McKinley came into the game with 9 receptions. He left the field with 8 more receptions, 110 yards, 1 touchdown and made Auburn db Zach Gilbert look silly throughout the game.
  • Tommy Tuberville is an excellent coach. His onside kick call was masterful and then choosing to go for the 4th down rather than punt was a difference maker in the game.
  • Has anyone ever seen a team hold the football for an entire quarter? And then South Carolina dominates the possession the final quarter.
  • Still curious with Will Muschamp's defensive game plan...not quite sure why Auburn didn't blitz more folks and more often.
  • Will Herring's 1st quarter interception was sick.


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