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. [...]
One week ago, the Auburn Tigers were on their way to Atlanta to play for the SEC Championship with hopes of capping off a remarkable season with a trip to the Sugar Bowl. After a wild weekend, Tiger fans now find themselves with significantly higher hopes for the 2013 season.
Mason rushed for 1,621 yards and scored 23 total touchdowns; Davis averaged 20.1 yards per punt return, second in the nation, and produced the nation's most indelible moment, and Malzahn engineered Auburn's turnaround.
Michigan State's 34-24 victory over previously undefeated Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday is the United States Sports Academy's 15th College Football Game of the Week for the 2013 season.
Mason wasn't on the Heisman radar -- he was a second-team selection on the All-SEC list by coaches and media -- in the preseason. In fact, Gus Malzahn was not yet ready to name him the No. 1 tailback in August or early September.
Sims said Tigers have slowed their pursuit of him, while Ole Miss and Florida coaches visited last 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