Breaking down where the ball is being targeted during Auburn's last 3 games, has Tony Stevens stock rising in the Tiger pass-offense. Auburn's top-4 targeted WR's during the last 3 games are Ricardo Louis (15), Marcus Davis (11), Sammie Coates (10) and Tony Stevens (6). At 6-4, 190, Tony Stevens makes for a big target, especially when lined up in the slot. Though he has only 5 receptions in the last 3 games, 4 have resulted in a first down or TD.
On this play Auburn has the ball at the WCU 22-yd line, coming out in a 4-WR set. Tony Stevens is lined up on the slot with a safety matched up with him. At the snap Jeremy Johnson will play-action with Tre Mason, which freezes the LB from dropping into coverage. Note the targeted area in frame #1.
Tony Stevens will run a post route over the LB and underneath the safety. Johnson fires his pass to Stevens, who hauls in the pass and dives into the end zone for the touchdown. It appears Marcus Davis and Tony Stevens are stepping up as true freshman, providing the Tigers with a deep group of WR's to work with.