Matt Luke and MS are banking on the fluctuating fortunes of college football for a fast rebound.
It's no wonder the coaches and teams have a totally different perspective. It even looked as if the Rebels would have a decent season after starting 2017 2-0. It starts with the coaches. There are some weekends required as a college football coach. But a potent Tiger offense ran over a Magnolia State opponent for the 2nd straight week. Now, they're three-touchdown favorites in this one with one of the SEC's best defenses and an offense that has been increasingly producing big plays.
"Daniel is one of our team leaders", Malzahn said. "We're expecting their best and that's our approach".
The long-time athletics staffer has attended every Auburn football game since November 2, 1957.
Auburn scored touchdowns on each of its first five drives and led 35-3 at halftime.
Johnson finished with a career-high 204 yards on 28 carries.
The defense also showed life in the second half, forcing three-and-outs in the Tigers first two offensive possessions. Stidham has thrown five of his seven touchdown passes on the season over his last three games. Patterson completed 35 of 51 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns, both to Metcalf.
Kerryon Johnson had a day, as in career day.
With that, Mr. Touchdown departed the interview room to celebrate Auburn's third consecutive SEC blowout of 20 points or more, something the Tigers last accomplished 30 years ago. Pettway played some against the Bulldogs and lost a fumble.
"We held Kam Pettway out because we're going to try to get him healthy", Malzahn said.
Patterson, a former five-star prospect, was constantly avoiding defensive lineman and linebackers as Ole Miss had no run game to neutralize the pressure brought from Tigers defensive coordinator Kevin Steele. I really like how he's playing right now. Let's not get too carried away with Auburn. "I think offensively we were rolling". "But he's definitely familiar".
#Auburn laying it ON Ole Miss. The Rebels have nine wins over teams ranked in the top 15 over the last four years. One thing that was unequivocally impressive Saturday was how the Tigers held a risky Ole Miss passing game in check.
The Ole Miss Athletics Department will be charged in large part with developing and designing the mascot.
"It's something I'll be bragging about until the day I die", Carlson said.