It was a nice win on Saturday night on both sides of the ball (okay, not special teams), and the SEC has recognized a couple of our guys for their contributions.
It’s been really fun watching Jeff Holland do his thing this year, replacing Carl Lawson and amping up the production in his stead. Holland leads the SEC in sacks and ranks in the top ten in the nation in that category. If he can put on a show against Georgia and Alabama, he could be in for All-American honors down the line.
“We got after the quarterback and we got a W. That’s where all the fun comes in.” https://t.co/NqqGK6EYNN— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) October 23, 2017
In other news, Auburn will have another morning game whence they come off the bye week. The Tigers will open November with (hopefully) renewed vigor, healing up some injuries, and cooking up some zany stuff for Texas A&M on November 4th at 11:20 AM CST.
I think barring something absolutely unprecedented, Auburn will have its final two games of the conference season kick in the CBS afternoon slot.
If they do well enough, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they’re still alive for the playoff. Check it out.
Five Thoughts: 4. Really? Are LSU And Auburn Still Alive For The CFP? Here's Why. https://t.co/eVuZk57EM7— CollegeFootballNews (@ColFootballNews) October 23, 2017
Stranger things have happened, and if a two-loss team gets in, Auburn’s the one.
One thing that helped Auburn run away from Arkansas in the third quarter were some halftime adjustments and just a little bit more in the way of being cryptic on first down. It worked on the way to a 28-point third quarter and a complete demoralization of the Pigs.
Auburn's play calling at Arkansas was far less predictable than it was last week at LSU:— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) October 23, 2017
1st down: 23 run, 12 pass
3rd down: 10 run, 5 pass
Sadly, we’ll be facing much better defenses that Bret Bielema’s bunch come November, so that needs to improve as well.
Until later, War Eagle!