The Grim Reality of Auburn Football

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Grim Reality of Auburn Football

Auburn traveled to Starkville, MS Saturday and struggled to move the ball offensively in a 23-9 losing effort. 

The grim reality is Auburn is struggling offensively.

PASSING                                                                      AU              MSU
Total (Net) 214 69
Comp.-Att.-Int.                  19-38-0 9-17-1
Avg. / Att. 5.6 4.1
Avg. / Comp. 11.3 7.7
TDs 0 0

Yards 304 418
Plays 59 74
Avg. / Play 5.2 5.6
Fumbles - Lost 4-2               1-0
Penalties - Yds. 2-10 1-15

It's difficult to have an effective offense when you turn the ball over. Add to this dropped pass plays, and a few missed assignments, and the sum equals a loss. 

I haven't seen an Auburn offense struggle like this in many years. While penalties were cut tremendously, the Tigers offense continues its woeful ways. only 15 first downs earned, and 3 of 14 on third down is not a recipe for success.

Up until this season Auburn averaged:


Since Gus Malzahn became its head coach.**

The hapless defense had some difficulty getting off the field, yet held the opponent to under 24 points. An effort that would have won every game in previous seasons under Gus Malzahn. 

Just my opinion here, but if the offense had been more efficient, the defense would not have been on the field so long, leading this writer to believe, they would have played even better.

There must be better execution all around. Including the coaches.

Here's to hoping things get turned around quickly.


from Auburn Tiger Bloggin

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