Does Auburn like to run the ball?

Is the Pope Catholic?


1st Down: Auburn is one of the most run-heavy teams in the SEC on first down. Out of 273 first down plays this season, 213 have been runs. That’s good for 78 percent.

2nd Down: Overall this is a run-heavy down, too, with the ground game being utilized mostly in short (less than three yards) and medium (four to six yards) situations. Second and long (seven or more yards) is a slight pass-heavy situation.

3rd Down: Auburn has run it almost 80 percent of the time on third and short, but third and medium and third and long are pass-heavy situations. Third and medium is 64 percent pass and third and long is 85 percent pass.

Pretty obvious what one of the main goals for Georgia’s defense is this Saturday.


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7 responses to “Does Auburn like to run the ball?

  1. Spoke

    Teams are used to Gus’s offense now, and he’s struggled recently running the ball, averaging 3 ypc in 3 of the last 4 games. What concerns you is, in spite of that, 3 of their 4 losses this year were by 1 score. They could easily be 8-1 and in the top 10.


  2. Macallanlover

    We had better hope they run the ball 80+% of the time. I have some confidence we can stop that on occasion, against passes….not so much. And our offense that I saw against KY will not work, even against Boom’s defense. Throw the damn ball Schotty!


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is the Pope Catholic?
    Does a hobby horse have a hickory dick?


  4. illini84

    You know they might come out throwing. They got nothing to lose either.