For the next month, we will hear how great Florida State is and how Auburn won't have a chance for a victory. We have heard this same song all year long but it has consistently fell upon deaf ears, when it comes to Auburn's football team. This team is confident and will give the Seminoles everything they can handle and then some. This Auburn team has thrived on being down-played all season, electing to turn all the negative comments into motivation. Enjoy the ride folks and rest easy knowing there is one more fantastic finish to come! [...]
Alabama might have entered the game with the more talented roster but Gus Malzahn's staff out-coached Nick Saban's staff and Auburn's players never showed an ounce of quit ... Any victory over Alabama is sweet but this game meant so much more. The Tigers took down the No. 1 ranked team in the country, which means Malzahn has returned Auburn to the nation's elite status. [...]
The video portion of the contest counts for half of the final overall score, which puts the famed mascot in good shape to win his eighth UCA title. If he wins, it will be the most titles taken home by any mascot.
When Ford flipped away from Vanderbilt and chose Auburn over Tennessee right before signing day, he chose a Tigers team he thought was on the rise, but it's hard to see the biggest turnaround in the history of college football coming.
Florida State's defense is one of the best in the country, ranking third in total defense and first in scoring defense (10.7 points per game). The improvements under Pruitt, despite the departures of seven players (including five starters) to the NFL, have led the Seminoles to the BCS National Championship.
Bring any and all burning questions for Joel as Auburn finishes up finals, soaks up award season and gets ready for the start of bowl practices next week.
08/31 vs. Washington State 09/07 vs. Arkansas State 09/14 vs. Mississippi State 09/21 @ LSU 09/28 -- Open Date -- 10/05 vs. Ole Miss 10/12 vs. Western Carolina 10/19 @ Texas A&M 10/26 vs. Florida Atlantic 11/02@ Arkansas 11/09 @ Tennessee 11/16 vs. Georgia 11/23 -- Open Date -- 11/30 vs. Alabama 12/07 vs. Missouri (SECCG) 01/06 vs. Florida State (BCSNCG)
Kalvaraz Bessent - Cornerback Myron Burton - Wide Receiver Xavier Dampeer - Offensive Guard / Center Deshaun Davis - Inside Linebacker Raashed Kennion - Defensive End Devaroe Lawrence - Defensive Tackle Chris Laye - Tight End Jakell Mitchell - Tight End Derrick Moncrief - Safety Kamryn Pettway - Running Back Stephen Roberts - Defensive Back Nick Ruffin - Safety / Cornerback Racean Thomas - Running Back Justin Thornton - Defensive End Stanton Truitt - Athlete Sean White - Quarterback