Touchdown Auburn: Seth Slant

Friday, July 31, 2020

Touchdown Auburn: Seth Slant

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Auburn at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A slant for a touchdown is a beautiful thing.

Auburn scored 53 touchdowns in 2019 and over the coming weeks we are going to breakdown each one.

There are 2 things that Auburn fans consistently yell about when it comes to Auburn’s offense.

1.) The lack of tight end usage

2.) The lack of slants

Just a few minutes into the 3rd quarter, Auburn had checked both items off the list for touchdowns.

After a fast start, Auburn’s offense disappeared in the 2nd quarter. Things would get rolling again early in the 3rd quarter.

On Texas A&M’s opening drive, freshman running back Isaiah Spiller broke free for what would have been his best run of the day. However, Owen Pappoe chased him down, slowing him long enough for turnover machine Daniel Thomas to arrive. Thomas punched the ball out and then pounced on it to give the Tigers great field position to start the 2nd half.

The Tigers would not waste it.

An 8 yard completion to Jay Jay Wilson followed by a 9 yard run by JaTarvious Whitlow moved the Tigers just outside the Aggies redzone. A 12 yard completion to Anthony Schwartz put the Tigers inside the ten. A couple of players later, it was six points.

Auburn lines up in a 2x2 look with Seth Williams and Jay Jay Wilson to the near side. The Aggies have 2 safeties deep and both outside corners playing off their man. Nix is reading the flat defender on this snap. If he widens, it takes away the throwing lane to Seth Williams so Nix would look to hit Jay Jay Wilson or move to the routes on the backside of the play. Instead, A&M’s flat defender chases Wilson leaving a wide open throwing lane to Williams. Seth’s route keeps the CB deep as he’s worried about a fade. The ball is out before Williams’s break, he snags it and powers his way into the endzone for the score.

Durn pretty.

War Eagle!

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