We’re at 46 days to kickoff as of this posting, and at this same time on September 1st, we’ll be a few minutes into the first quarter against Washington, assuredly ahead by a few touchdowns already at that point.
However, to go back and appreciate the 46 days to kick, today’s 46-yard touchdown comes courtesy of one of Auburn’s greatest legends: 4th-string running back, the Great White Hope — Tre Smith.
Tre Smith burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2002, showing off against LSU before rumbling for over 120 yards against Alabama after both Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown were sidelined with injuries. He was the fourth part of that insane backfield with Cadillac, Ronnie, and Brandon Jacobs in 2003, but only carried the ball twice in 2004. After getting relegated once again to backup duty behind Kenny Irons in 2005, he did have an opportunity to show off when the Tigers visited Lexington.
Kenny Irons scored three touchdowns, while Tristan Davis tantalized all of us with his blazing speed before Tre turned on the jets himself for the final nail in Kentucky’s coffin.
A nice gentle little toss sweep to the left allowed Smith to make one move and speed to the end zone to put a capper on what was assuredly already a tired Wildcat defense, but hey. Touchdown. War Eagle!