Auburn, you complete me.

Jeez, this can’t be good.

In context, it’s even worse than that.  Here’s how SEC defenses rank in terms of completion percentage:

The next most porous pass defense (Alabama!?!) is 12.5 percentage points better.

The only thing I don’t understand is why opposing offenses weren’t throwing the ball more often than they did, especially considering Auburn’s tops in the conference in rush defense.  In any event, I assume Monken will be on the mother three weeks from now.


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19 responses to “Auburn, you complete me.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin


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  2. mg4life0331

    Why run when you can pass all over Auburn?

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  3. Is Mason secretly bad? I know other coaches seem to love him, but is there any real proof that he’s anything special?

    Better than Grantham of course, but still.


  4. practicaldawg

    Bobo: but the fade worked so well against our first team defense in practice all week

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  5. stoopnagle

    Great Googly Moogly.

    How can that be when they’ve played a good Penn State, but also Akron and Alcorn State?

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    • Biggen

      Exactly. They played two Sisters of the Poor teams and still have terrible defensive stats.


    • Down Island Way

      barners sure do love them some state teams…alabamia state, louisiana state, pedi state, ga. state…playing the current state that is UGA football should be an eye opener for their hc…”a tradition unlike any other”…


  6. Ran A

    My goodness. Considering the competition, how can you possibly be that bad?

    This makes me feel better about the Auburn game.

    1). Offensive side – they rely on the run. And they really do not have a true deep threat (to my knowledge). and they sure as heck do not have an accurate QB that can consistently hit targets down the field.

    2). They apparently cannot cover

    They may have some success running against Georgia; but your not going to score a lot of points doing this – your just not.

    And guess what folks. Georgia has figured out the forward pass…

    Thank you Senator… That is an awesome stat to see…

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  7. 123 Fake St

    I was recently gifted a sharp looking hat that says “Run The Damn Ball.”

    I haven’t worn it yet, because quite frankly, I’m good with this forward pass thingy that Monken and Daniels seem pretty good at.

    Sling the rock Monken!

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  8. Derek

    Auburn’s opposing qbs are on track to have a better season, in terms of completion percentage, than any qb in college fb history.


  9. godawgs1701

    Dang, and only one of the three teams they’ve played is an actual legitimate football team. We’d better take some ice bags to Auburn, JT’s shoulder is going to get a workout!

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  10. classiccitycanine

    Huh, didn’t expect to see Auburn and Bama bringing up the rear on pass defense–especially when you consider they haven’t even played Kiffin or Leach. This makes me feel good about a possible blowout of Auburn, and Bama might be on upset alert this week.

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