Down goes Auburn!

It’s not just losing to an unranked Texas A&M team that Alabama left for roadkill three weeks ago that’s enjoyable.  It’s the margin of difference being a blocked field goal attempt to end a half being returned for a touchdown and two unforced turnovers in the waning moments of the game that makes things so deliciously ironic.

Where this leaves Auburn’s mental state as it prepares for Georgia is anyone’s guess.  The Tigers did rack up a substantial 582 yards of offense against a weak TAMU defense, so they’re still as dangerous as always, but their chances of getting back to Atlanta again may have been mortally wounded.

From Georgia’s selfish standpoint, I really doubt the Dawgs will take Auburn lightly.  But as I tweeted yesterday, you’d have to be nuts to take the under on the game.  Combined, the two teams are averaging more than eighty points per game.  I saw nothing yesterday to make me think that mark won’t be reached.  So, if you’re looking for an early key to Saturday, look no farther than turnover margin, where Georgia holds a slight seasonal advantage.

By the way, with Thanksgiving coming up, we should all be grateful that Georgia won’t have to face Myles Garrett this season.  That kid is a frickin’ beast.

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40 responses to “Down goes Auburn!

  1. Russ

    While I would’ve really enjoyed ruining Auburn’s season next weekend, it was fun watching the dope-smoking thief fumble the game away. Kharma’s a bitch.

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  2. Spike

    The luck finally exhausted itself for those lucky assholes…..

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  3. Jeff Sanchez

    Is Garrett the kid that was flat our tackled two or three times by their LT with no call? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing

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    • McTyre

      THIS – corrupt or ineffectual SEC officiating at the LOS – is what scares me in this game vs this opponent. Absurd hold call on BK kills us at SCU and whistle-swallowing on several Gator edge runs hurt us last week. Play well enough next week to keep the game out of zebra hands!

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      • Rocket Dawg

        I was listening to the game on the radio and their assholes had the balls to complain about the calls on the 1st fumble and the safety that wasn’t. For a team that has had an abnormal amount of bullshit luck they have no room to talk.

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        • Will (The Other One)

          Actual tweet from an Auburn fan Saturday: “Man, Texas A&M is SO lucky. How can their fans take that win? Duke got hurt and they won on a bad snap. LUCK.”

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    • uglydawg

      I couldn’t believe it either…on second thought, yes I could. Some things never change in the SEC. Once he was thrown head over teakettle by a horsecollar hold right in front of a ref….first down Auburn….no call. Even the TV announcers were offended. Take away holding and illegal recievers going downfield and Auburn loses a lot of it’s offense.

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  4. Someone posted this yesterday here at GTP. Worth a repeat.
    Somewhere in Alabama there is a 3 legged rabbit laughing his ass off.
    Mason, Conley and Bennett are going to have fun.

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  5. playmakers in space

    “Team of destiny”

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  6. a friend told me that Forest Gump would have put it like this….”and just like that, the Pixie Dust was gone.”

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  7. PTC DAWG

    There is a dirty horseshoe on the Plains

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  8. Vindex

    Did everyone catch the look on Malzahn’s face as it ended? The most perfect mixture of shock and indignation that I have ever beheld. “This-is-supposed-to-happen-to-other-people-not-us.” Priceless.
    While I do recollect a very clueless comment by one of our players just after last year, registering how surprised he was about how up AU seemed to be for that game (!), I HAVE to believe that what happened in Jacksonville, as underlined by Wilson’s comment last week, will at least make our team focus on this next weekend against the Auburn Cosa Nostra.

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  9. I’m still wondering where the Florida dude is on his bus trip by now…Columbus? Macon?

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    • Russ

      Haha! Good call, BD. I heard that last night, too. Funny shit.

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      • Cojones

        I didn’t. Whassup?

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        • Brandon

          DT was told he wasn’t starting in Nashville so he hopped on a bus and headed back to Florida on his own. lol. Muschamp since released him from the team

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          • Cojones

            Thanks. I didn’t hear the discussion, but recognized some of that. For some reason I thought he was sick and was sent back. Has my lack of reading comprehension become lack of hearing comprehension as well? Spec so.

            Hell, might as well smoke because my later years are making it look like I am smoking, but I’m not getting the credit for not. Cheez!

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  10. NCDawg

    I believe Auburn just got au”burned”!

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  11. I hate Awbarn yesterday, today, tomorrow and always.

    That is all.

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  12. That loss was 100% on Malzahn. I consider Malzahn one of the best gameday coaches in the country, but he blew it last night. For 2.5 quarters, their playcalling made no sense at all. Even though the give and read options up the middle were working every time, it was like they were intent on establishing the pass, plus running a slow tempo. I kept texting my Dad saying “What in the world is Malzahn doing?”. Auburn is at their best when they are pounding it, and doing it at a high tempo. Once they started doing that halfway through the 3rd, they dominated the rest of the game, they just shot themselves in the foot at the end (twice). If Malzahn had running that tempo offense all game long, it would’ve been an AU blowout.

    And I’m guessing Malzahn is smart enough that he realizes that too, so I’m fully expecting to see high tempo, pounding the ball, straight out of the gate for them on Saturday. We may need another week like we just had where we score on literally every possession. Spurrier went for it on 4th down 6 times against them (converted on 5), and successfully converted an onsides kick to gain an extra possession, and still couldn’t score enough to beat them. If we punt more than twice, we lose, I firmly believe that.

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  13. Dawg Stephen

    Nick Marshall “Stole” that game from his teammates.

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  14. Cojones

    We have a team that just painted 784 yards on a better-than-usual Ky team. I think we can paint more on Auburn’s slimey team. It will be Hutson’s followup moment to shine, not Gurley. I’m still reved about our two nearly new tall receivers with good hands that should scare the shit out of Auburn’s secondary. Covering them while Conley, Mitchell and Bennett get wideass open should keep Ellis busy all week while we gun up the running game.

    Auburn is exactly who I’ve thought they were since last year, but with a funny walk after horseshoe extraction. We need to keep remembering the last of that game last year. It was ours.

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  15. NoAxeToGrind

    Another opportunity for Richt to prove himself. Will he be up to it? I remain to be convinced. But I am waiting.

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  16. Mike Cooley

    As painful as that loss to that woeful Florida team still is, hanging a loss on those self riteous, cheating bastards from Lee Co. Alabama would be some good medicine. Aubren is trying mightily to supplant FU as my most hated rival. And the way they lost last night was absolutely perfect. Fuck em.

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  17. uglydawg

    I thought A&M should have taken a safety on their last possesion. They still would have led by one but would have kicked off from their twenty instead of punting from the endzone. But I’m happy with the way it ended. Auburn fans at church today seemed dazed…just like (as Vindex mentioned above) Gussy did when the hoss shoe slipped out….that’s gotta be painful even for a horse’s ass of a program like Awburn.

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    • Macallanlover

      I think I would have done the same thing, felt AU was going to be in FG range with the punt from an abbreviated distance behind the ball, usually one less step he can take.

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  18. Macallanlover

    I think All Barn is going to have to re-up with Cecil Newton, they seem to have used up their $180,000 worth of miracles. Bag man is on the way. I agree with the Senator, as much as I would have loved to have them come in riding high next weekend, it was an appropriate way for them to use.

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  19. AusDawg85

    If I could be UGA IX’s handler I would bring him over to Malzahn before the game and have him pee on Gus’ leg…just to see if he would melt into the turf. Just saying.

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  20. aikendawg

    hey rocketdawg you are right on it. payback is hell. this game will be like 2011 when we put that beatdown on auby. last years game is still fresh on my mind and I know its on the players minds. kharma is a bitch and I feel another blowout is in store. dawgs 47 plainsmen 27. gata jyd. damn I hate auburn!!!!!!!

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