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.
#37 — Trovon Reed, WR
Game — Auburn vs New Mexico State, November 3, 2012
It’s appropriate that with new entrants into the SEC imminent, we get to see something from the year that happened before. It was a forsaken season, once during which Auburn won only three games (and none of those came in the SEC). We had to walk-off Louisiana Monroe, for heaven’s sake.
In one of the other victories, the team was obviously in the dumps, with Gene Chizik all but fired after giving up the most points ever in Jordan-Hare to Johnny Football and Texas A&M. Thankfully Auburn got to take a breather and beat up on someone even more derelict than they were in 2012.
New Mexico State came in and hung around for a little while, with the Tigers up just 7-0 at halftime before actual SEC talent picked it up in the third quarter. This same roster (minus Nick Marshall) came within seconds of a national championship the next year!
Cruising midway through the fourth quarter, Jonathan Wallace went deep to Trovon Reed, who happened to be wearing #37 in honor of Ladarious Phillips. 40 yards, touchdown, boom.
It was the last points that Auburn would score against a FBS opponent in 2012. Heh.
If Auburn wants to break the streak of having nobody wearing #37 scoring this season, Romello Height’s going to have to grab himself a scoop and score or something of that nature. AU Nerd is super high on him, so it could be a possibility for the edge rusher!