Auburn Falls Flat at Mississippi State

Mississippi State's defense hounded Kiehl Frazier all day.

216 total yards, 13 first downs, five turnovers

Those were Auburn's offensive stats against Mississippi State, so it's no surprise that the Tigers fell 28-10. Kiehl Frazier was 13 of 22 passing, but most of those completions came when the game was already out of hand. Frazier finished with 125 yards and was responsible for all five turnovers -- three interceptions and two fumbles. Mike Blakely led Auburn in rushing, gaining 42 yards on 11 carries. Onterio McCalebb was responsible for the Tigers' only touchdown, which came on a 100-yard kickoff return to open the second half.

Auburn's defense played well at times, but it was gashed up the middle too many times against the run, and the Tiger secondary allowed too many receivers to get open. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell had a great day and completed 20 of 29 passes for 224 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Needless to say, this team still has a ways to go before it can compete against SEC teams. Auburn now sits at 0-2, and with games against LSU, Arkansas, Georgia and Alabama still on the schedule, getting past 6-6 at the end of the season may be a struggle.

We're going to go cry into our pillows now. Expect a full recap with analysis tomorrow afternoon.

For more coverage of Auburn-Mississippi State, check out SB Nation's game page.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker