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Week 2: Tigers take on the Bulldogs
Posted By Khristina Stackpole On Sep 8 2011 @ 8:49 pm In All Sports,Auburn | 1 Comment
The Auburn Tigers gave us a nail biting week one by barely beating out unranked Utah State 42-38. In result, giving Auburn fans an unsettling feeling about the week 2 match up against #16 Mississippi State who defeated the Memphis tigers 59-14 in week one.
Auburn did not exactly give off a National Champion “vibe” with a low total of 364 yards in week one, while Mississippi State close to doubled that number with 645 total yards in almost the same amount of possession time.
In Auburn’s defense though, first time starter quarterback Barett Trotter did not look all that bad. He alone was able to claim 261 of those yards, throwing 17 for 23 with 3 touchdowns. This week we will have to see how Trotter matches up to the Bulldogs Chris Relf who threw 13 for 21 and had only 2 touchdowns. Trotter has pressure from following in Cam Newton’s foot steps but being only week 2, he has a lot of room for growth but also a lot of potential.
Auburn Tigers now enter week 2 as an unranked team, therefore Trotter needs to keep connecting with influential players like tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen and wide receivers like Travante Stallworth and Emory Blake for yardage. Also, more pressure from defense along with better coverage which was serverely lacked in week one would benefit Auburn.
Going into week 2 with a visit from the Mississippi State Bulldogs is for sure a threat against the Auburn Tigers but as head coach Gene Chizik said after which was close to bein a huge upset in week one, ”As they’ve done so many times since i’ve been here, they found a way to come back and win.” With that being said anything is possible, and all we can do now is sit back and wait for the match-up and see if Auburn can continue this winning streak and go for 17 straight wins.
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