Well, it wasn’t dominant or quite, however Auburn traveled to Ole Miss and came away with a much required victory.
There is still plenty of room for improvement from the Tigers, however it will be much easier for the coaches and players to make that occur with a 3-2 record instead of the 2-3 record staring them in the confront with about 5 minutes left in the contest.
Auburn made it through once again on the backs of standout offensive performances by Tank Bigsby and Seth Williams, along with a little aid from another questionable officiating choice that might have deprived Ole Miss from a much needed goal late in the game.
Even after the obvious muffed kickoff return that the referees missed out on, the Rebels had chances to win the video game and were not able to do so.
The Rebels are likely to be disturbed with the officiating, but a final offending drive that came up short due to mishandling the clock and dropped passes are what ultimately sealed their fate.
Have a look at the key things that chose Auburn’s 35-28 win over Ole Miss:
Overwhelming hurrying attacks
Some combination of gifted tailbacks, viewed weakness in the protective fronts, less than ideal weather condition and a desire to secure quarterbacks who integrated for nine interceptions recently caused both teams planning to run the football this week.
Whatever the exact reasoning, the results were exceptionally favorable for both offenses today. Auburn hurried for 224 yards on 47 brings, while Ole Miss ran for 283 lawns on 51 attempts.
There were 7 gamers between the 2 groups who rushed for at least 48 lawns, including 3 different quarterbacks. Surprisingly, the quarterback run game seemed to be designed from the beginning as a method to include the signal callers without positioning too much pressure on them with decision making. The gameplans were effective for both teams, as neither defense ever actually resolved the opponents hurrying attack.
Lastly, just a quick mention that Auburn freshman phenom Tank Bigsby hurried for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns against Ole Miss. He has actually now rushed for over 100 lawns in three consecutive games and likewise had an extraordinary 100 lawn kick return for a goal called back on an entirely unneeded hold behind the play.
At this point, any call that includes giving Tank the ball is a good one. Bigsby must be the focal point of the Auburn offense.
Securing the quarterback
Protecting quarterbacks Bo Nix and Matt Corral (of Auburn and Ole Miss, respectively) was crucial for both squads today. Both play-calling and offensive line play handled to do that for most of the day.
There were a total of four passes tossed more than 10 yards down the field prior to Ole Miss’ last drive of the video game. Rather, both groups went with running the football and tossing quick passes to restrict possibilities of turning the ball over.
On the day there was only one egregious choice made throwing the ball, and it eventually was the distinction in the game. In the very first quarter, Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral tossed an inexpedient pass on 3rd and objective from the 4-yard line that was intercepted by Auburn defensive back Roger McCreary.
The fact that the Rebels came away with no points while having a first and objective circumstance, put them in a situation of requiring to score a goal on the last drive to connect the video game instead of a basket sufficing to win.
Alternatively, Auburn quarterback Bo Nix played a tidy video game passing and was a big success running the ball. At this point, Nix’s the majority of valuable characteristic might be that he causes issues for opposing defenses with his legs.
To his credit, Nix did make an actually good toss to receiver Seth Williams with just over a minute left in the video game. The star wideout’s reception and 42 lawn run ended up being the game-winning touchdown. Bo Nix got better from a ruthless game recently and did what was asked of him today, resulting in a win over the Rebels.
Defense?The video game is rigged versus defenses today as rule modifications, spread out offenses and dynamic quarterbacks make the job of stopping a challenger nearly difficult. Today the Tigers ‘defense did its task in a number of
senses. Firstly, they kept the opponents from scoring more than their own group(clearly the ultimate goal). Also, Auburn held Ole Miss to its most affordable scoring overall of the season through the very first 5 games. Lastly, the Tigers remain the only team in the SEC that has actually not quit more than 30 points in a video game this year(as arbitrary as that number may be ). However, it is exceptionally worrying and quite disorienting to see Auburn defenses get bossed around.
Auburn’s calling card throughout its history has been a physical brand of football, especially defensively. Watching Ole Miss acquire almost 300 lawns rushing at 5.5 lawns per effort was odd. Credit the Rebels’ gamers and coaches for planning and performing a hurrying attack that was exceptional today, however Auburn left a lot to be wanted defensively. Recently’s 2nd half efficiency versus South Carolina integrated with today’s showing versus the Rebels means that Auburn’s
defense must toughen up moving forward. It appears that the Auburn offense might be discovering its footing in the running video game, so if the Tigers ‘defense can stiffen, that is a tested dish for an effective football group. The Auburn defense can improve its schemes, tackling and effort. It needs to do so for the Tigers to win video games through the rest of the schedule. Zack Shaw is a contributing author for Yellowhammer News and former walk-on for the Auburn Tigers. You can contact him by e-mail: email@example.com or on Twitter @z_m_shaw Source: yellowhammernews.com