Hurry up and out

When they talk about the downside to running the HUNH badly, I think this is what they mean.

Sandwiched in the middle of that was this ($$):

Mississippi State held the ball for nearly 17 consecutive minutes of game time in a 23-9 win against Auburn.

The stretch totaled 16 minutes, 42 seconds. In the second quarter, the Bulldogs had a 4:14 drive end in a punt, but Auburn fumbled and Mississippi State got it back. That was followed by a 4:23 drive to the end of the half. The Bulldogs then received the ball to start the second half and went on a field-goal drive that lasted 8:05.

That’s got to be brutal for a defense.

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8 responses to “Hurry up and out

  1. 92 grad

    My memory isn’t detailed going back over 4 years, but, didn’t we have several seasons where our O just could not move the ball and the D basically played the whole game? Pruitt comes to mind, then Martinez of course, but seems that Grantham got stuck with 3 and outs more often than not too? It’s not hard to grasp why Kirby likes to chop wood and be opportunistic later in the game.

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  2. Reipar

    So many things have to go wrong in all three phases of the game for that 17 minute consecutive TOP to happen that it is staggering.

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  3. Hobnail_Boot

    I seem to remember a Tuberville-coached Auburn team who had a 10+ minute drive, a successful onside kick, and another 8+ minute drive. It may have been at Williams Brice.

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  4. Cojones

    Most of that time Nick Fitzgerald had the ball in his hands as he ran for gobs of yards while breaking Tebow’s record for rushing. Twofers are always enjoyable, especially when your biggest football rivals are being trumped.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    Mississippi State can play some defense.

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