We just had quite a weekend of #SPORTS. Let’s run it down!
Auburn basketball won its fourteenth consecutive game, beating Mississippi State on the road 76-68. Bruce Pearl’s Tigers are the only team still undefeated through the early portion of the SEC schedule, and they hold the nation’s longest winning streak (one game ahead of Purdue). Now, they’ll play a hot-and-cold Alabama team in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday.
Then yesterday was a fantastic day in the NFL Playoffs, as the professional ranks of the sport finally got really exciting. Sunday began with Jacksonville’s 45-42 win at Pittsburgh, and finished with Minnesota’s unbelievable miracle win over New Orleans with Stefon Diggs scoring the game-winner. He was once a highly-sought recruit by Auburn, but he went to Maryland. Damn.
And if you stayed up late, you got to see Patton Kizzire get his second PGA Tour victory in three months!
On the sixth playoff hole @PKizzire claims his second of the season at the @SonyOpenHawaii!— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 15, 2018
Kizzire won his first tournament back in November, and follows it up with one out on the islands yesterday. He’s been one of the best players so far in the early season.
Patton Kizzire wins the Sony Open on the sixth playoff hole.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) January 15, 2018
He becomes the first player this season with multiple PGA Tour wins.
As for the basketball team, we’ll find out where they’ll be ranked when the polls come out around lunchtime today, but the Tigers will almost certainly move into the top 20, maybe even higher now that some people are starting to take serious notice.
On the football field, one former Auburn quarterback found a new home — Woody Barrett, who transferred away will now go to play in the MAC.
Former Auburn quarterback Woody Barrett headed to Kent State https://t.co/FAVcINBsnH— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) January 14, 2018
And as we look ahead a little more to 2018 and what’s shaping up to be a killer season-opener in the Benz for our third straight game there, our opponent got a little boost heading into the offseason.
Huskies star running back Myles Gaskin says he will return for his senior season https://t.co/bjGDXGiuti via @seattletimes— Don Shelton (@STdonshelton) January 15, 2018
Myles Gaskin has been All-Pac 12 the past two seasons, and he’ll combine with Jake Browning to form a pretty deadly combo for the Huskies on offense. It’s going to be a tough test for Auburn for sure.
And finally today, what’s going to happen next for Daniel Carlson? The SEC’s all-time leading scorer heads to the NFL after just tying the knot.
After a record-setting college career, newly married former Auburn placekicker Daniel Carlson prepares for the future https://t.co/xUPXuRdMAG— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) January 14, 2018
We’ll anxiously await the basketball rankings here in just a couple hours! War Eagle!