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NumerAUlogy — 98 Days

The last 98 to put points on the board is also the only Auburn letterman from Delaware!

Over the years, we’ve done different countdowns to kickoff (or tipoff). This year, we’re putting a twist on the classic “Best Auburn Player to Ever Wear Each Number” list. Football is all about lighting up the scoreboard in 2021, so let’s take a walk down memory lane and review the last time a player in each uniform number put up points.

#98 - Angelo Blackson, DT

Game - Auburn vs. Virginia (2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl), December 31, 2011

With a 35-24 lead in the 3rd quarter, Auburn punted and pinned the Cavaliers inside their own 10. On 3rd and 8, Gabe Wright nearly dropped Virginia’s Michael Rocco for a safety, but the ball was spotted at the UVA 1 yard line for fourth down. Virginia had already had one bust on punt protection that allowed walk-on Garrett Harper to block a punt in the second quarter. This time with a short snap back to the punter, they somehow missed the biggest Tiger on the field.

Auburn would turn the free kick into 3 more points and close the door on the Cavs, sending offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn to Arkansas State on a win.

We’re now 98 days until the start of the Harsin era! War Eagle!