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Auburn Falls Flat at Mississippi State

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Mississippi State's defense hounded Kiehl Frazier all day.
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.

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