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    #StatTiger: The Season In Review

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    Post Season Numbers & Thoughts: During the first 7 games of the season the Auburn defense allowed 5.88 yards per play during the first-half and 4.21 yards per play during the second-half. During the final 6 games of the season, the Auburn defense allowed 5.97 yards per play during the first-half and 6.76 yards per play during the second-half. During the first 7 games of the season, 49.0% of the snaps defended by the Auburn defense during the first-half, went for 2-yards or less. It i
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#StatTiger: Notes on Auburn's Pass-Offense

Auburn is currently ranked No. 36 nationally with a 152.4 rating. No. 55 on first down with a 144.5 rating. (Auburn must improve on this ranking going into the meat of the schedule.) No. 117 nationally on first down, completing only 50% of passes. (This is really poor but can be addressed by more high-percentage passes than the vertical routes we have seen through the first 3 games.) No. 18 nationally on third-down with a rating of 168.8. No. 8 nationally in converting th

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Spotlight on Rudy Ford

Prior to this season, the Auburn defense had allowed an average of 182.7 yards rushing per game from 2011-2013. During that 39-game run, Auburn allowed the opponent to rush for over 200-yards, 18 times. Ellis Johnson made run-defense a high priority, when he arrived at Auburn and we are beginning to see the results. During the 2012 season Auburn finished at No. 100 in run-defense. The Tigers improved to No. 63 last season under Ellis Johnson and are currently No. 11 after 3 games into the 2014 s

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Cameron Artis-Payne - KSU Game

Through 3 games into the season, Cameron Artis-Payne has done a solid job of replacing Tre Mason. He has racked up 352-yards rushing, putting him on pace for a 1400-yard regular season. He is currently 2nd on the team in generating impact plays, behind D'haquille Williams. Kansas State limited CAP to just 63-yards rushing last Thursday night but he was still able to generate 2 impact plays in the passing game. The play... On this play Auburn faces a 2nd & 8 from their own 13-yard line. A

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on the Swing Pass

One area Auburn needs drastic improvement upon is their pass-offense on first-down. Auburn is currently No. 117 nationally, completing only 50 percent of their passes on first-down. One of the reasons for the low percentage is the type of passes being thrown on first down. Auburn has thrown a higher number of vertical passes on first down this season, which has resulted in a low completion percentage. Note that Auburn has run fewer WR screens than we normally see in a Gus Malzahn pass-offense. A

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Auburn Blitz

Auburn's defense played a major role keeping the Tigers in the ball game, while the Auburn offense sputtered. If not for the performance of the Auburn defense, Kansas State would have pulled off a major upset over the 5th ranked Tigers. Ellis Johnson was creative with his blitz packages against the Wildcats. He brought pressure off the edge, pressure up the middle and called a few zone-blitzes. The Tigers were able to force 3 turnovers, 3 sacks and a total of 6 tackles for loss against Kansas St

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#StatTiger: More Explosive Plays Needed

Auburn was very fortunate to come out Manhattan, Kansas with a 20-14 victory. One of the reasons for the game being so close was the lack of impact plays during the game. Auburn had only 5 plays of 15-yards or more against the Wildcats. Malzahn's offense at Auburn has averaged 9 such plays per game. K-State did a great job of taking away Auburn's powerful running game, leaving it up to the pass-offense to carry the load. Though Nick Marshall finished with a solid performance, the Auburn pass-off

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#StatTiger: Kansas State Postgame Numbers & Thoughts

It certainly wasn't the result most Auburn supporters were hoping for but we should all be grateful Auburn left Manhattan, Kansas with a victory. Auburn's school record streaks of 200-yard rushing games and 30-point games came to end at the hands of the Kansas State defense. It was a Wildcat defense that was well coached, disciplined and quick to the point of attack. It took away the heart of the Auburn offense, which limited Auburn's explosive play ability. Fortunately for Auburn, the Tigers' d

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#StatTiger: Kansas State Game Report Card

Game #3 Statistical Evaluation (Kansas State) 2014 Offensive Report Card 1) Average 6-yards per play on 1st down: 4.61 (fail) 2) Convert at least 40 pct of 3rd downs: 55.6% pct (pass) 3) Average at least 4.5 yards per rush: 2.84 YPC (fail) 4) Score on 1/3 of your offensive possessions: 36.4% (pass) 5) Keep "3 and out" series under 33%: 9.1% (pass) 6) Average 8.0 yards per pass attempt: 7.45 (fail) 7) Score above 75% in red zone: 100.0% (pass) 8) TD Red Zone above 60%: 33.3% (fail) 9) A

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on D'haquille Williams (SJS)

Perhaps the most important element of the offense Auburn coaches wanted to improve upon was their vertical passing game. As explosive as the offense was during 2013, there were too many missed opportunities in the vertical passing game. This was the focus of the game plan against San Jose State, attempting to challenge the opposing secondary down field. Though Auburn secured a comfortable 59-13 victory over the Spartans, Auburn struggled throwing the football down field. Because opposing defense

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#StatTiger: Kansas State Statistical Match Ups

Statistical Match ups to watch for Thursday Night… Auburn is No. 3 in generating impact plays on offense vs. K-State, ranked No. 22 defensively in the ratio of impact plays allowed. K-State is No. 35 on offense vs. Auburn, ranked No. 105 on defense. Edge to Kansas State Auburn is No. 19 offensively in yards per play on first down vs. K-State, ranked No. 48 on defense. K-State is No. 62 on offense vs. Auburn, ranked No. 96 on defense. Very slight edge to K-State Auburn’s

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Best SEC Games in Week 4

Follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter! You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Join my ESPN College Pick 'Em Group! CLICK HERE! Well, let's see how we did last week. Go check out the writeup from last week. Arkansas pulled out a big win. I don't know who needed it more, the Hogs or the SEC. Missouri did a little more than "doing just enough to win" as I expected. They did get a defensive TD in the 4th

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Corey Grant

Corey Grant has become more of an intricate part of the offense this season and he is making the most of his opportunity. Of course this has always been the case for Grant, who has proven to be dedicated on and off the field. Though he has only 95 career carries, Grant has made the most of them, averaging a whopping 8.97 yards per rush. This includes an average of 9.57 yards per carry in Gus Malzahn's offense. Of his 95 career rush attempts, 38.9% have resulted in a first down and 31.6% have bee

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Red Zone Offense

Through 2 games into the season, the Auburn offense is one of the best in the nation, when it comes to Redzone offense. The Tigers have scored on 11 of 11 opportunities and more importantly, 10 of the 11 possessions have been touchdowns. Auburn was very efficient inside the redzone last season, scoring on 54 of 61 opportunities. This included a touchdown in 44 of the 54 scoring drives. The play... During this play Auburn faces a 3rd & goal from the San Jose State 4-yard line. The Tigers

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Cameron Artis-Payne

One of the question marks about the 2014 Auburn offense before the season began was the replacement of Tre Mason. Because of his experience and production, Cameron Artis-Payne was the obvious choice to become Auburn's "every down" back. So far through 2 games, CAP has made the most of his opportunity. He currently is the No. 2 rusher in the conference, averaging 144.5 yards per game. Though his style is different from Tre Mason, Artis-Payne has his own strong attributes as a running back. He has

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Kris Frost

Sometimes it only takes one player to blow a perfectly called play or alignment or for one player to make a great play to disrupt a perfectly called play. Kris Frost did not play well against Arkansas but rebounded with a very strong performance against San Jose State. His play on a San Jose State "double-screen" play, was one of the better defensive plays of the game. It was a prime example of one player disrupting a play that was designed to catch the defense out of position. The Play... O

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Shon Coleman

The mere fact Shon Coleman is able to play college football is an amazing story in itself, having courageously battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia to return to the gridiron. Not only did he retun to play the sport he is passionate about, he became the starting left tackle for the defending Southeastern Conference Champions. Coleman replaces All-American Greg Robinson and the Auburn offensive line continues to grind the opponent into submission. Through 2 weeks into the season, Auburn has the No

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Auburn University Facilities Update

Facilities Management provides construction update Facilities Management has posted a construction update newsletter that provides the current status of some of the major construction projects underway at Auburn University. To view the construction update for September, go to this link. An archive of past construction updates is available at this website.

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The Kansas State Preview

You can find links to all of my Auburn Realist Blog posts here. The Auburn Realist: Overview Join my ESPN College Pick 'Em Group! CLICK HERE! I know the game isn't this week, but I just COULD NOT WAIT to preview this terrific out of conference game, which many pundits have circled as a trap game for the Auburn Tigers. So, even though the game is 10 something days away, I wanted to get a leg up on all the other writers....which would be a first, considering how official they all ar

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#StatTiger: San Jose State Game Report Card

Game #2 Statistical Evaluation (San Jose State) 2014 Offensive Report Card: 1) Average 6-yards per play on 1st down: 5.36 (fail) 2) Convert at least 40 pct of 3rd downs: 71.4% pct (pass) 3) Average at least 4.5 yards per rush: 7.16 YPC (pass) 4) Score on 1/3 of your offensive possessions: 66.7% (pass) 5) Keep "3 and out" series under 33%: 8.3% (pass) 6) Average 8.0 yards per pass attempt: 5.68 (fail) 7) Score above 75% in red zone: 100.0% (pass) 8) TD Red Zone above 60%: 100.0% (pass)

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#StatTiger: San Jose State Postgame Numbers & Thoughts

The Auburn Tigers dominated the Spartans, 59-13 to move to 2-0 on the season. The Tigers were 31-point favorites over San Jose State and easily covered the spread despite having issues in their vertical passing game. The defense played very well except for 2 big plays allowed during the game as the front-7 had a solid game against the Spartans. The good news is that Auburn came out of the game without any major injuries with 12 days to prepare for their first road game of the season. Auburn's f

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Inside Read Option

Auburn's running game was taken to a different level last season, once the decision was made to base the offense around the read-option element. During the final 10-games of the season, Auburn averaged 367-yards rushing per game. The first-half of the Arkansas game this past Saturday, revealed just how important Nick Marshall has become to the run-offense. After being held to 68-yards rushing during the first half without Marshall in the lineup, Auburn rushed for 234-yards against the Razorbacks

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on the DL

During the season opener, the Auburn front-7 accounted for 50 percent of the team's tackles. Last season the front-7 dropped under 53 percent only 2 times out of 14-games. For the sake of this discussion, I included the "star" position as part of the front-7 totals. The defense clearly played more to its potential during the second half, holding the Razorbacks to just 2-yards rushing compared to the 151 allowed during the first half. The following breakdown is an example of the type of needed to

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#StatTiger: Spotlight on Auburn's Delayed Draw

One of my favorite plays from the Arkansas game was Auburn's delay draw or what I refer to as a slip-draw. Like many plays Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee call, it is designed to freeze the defense, utilizing misdirection. The exchange or hand off takes place on one side of the backfield but the play normally funnels in the opposite direction. The play... On this down, Auburn faces a 2nd & 3 from the Razorback 15-yard line. Auburn will execute their version of the draw play, featuring Came

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