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  1. With the season opener against Kentucky less than a week away, this week’s Auburn Flashback rolls back to the 1989 game against Kentucky. The 2-1 Wildcats hosted the Auburn Tigers, coming off a low-scoring affair with Alabama. Auburn was also 2-1, coming off a loss to Tennessee. The loss to the Volunteers was a setback for the Tigers, but they were still position to compete for another conference title. Though Auburn was the favorite to win, any road game in conference play could be challenging. Auburn went on to defeat the Wildcats, 24-12, but the game was closer than expected. The Tig
  2. This Auburn Flashback rewinds to October 12, 1985, when the No. 12 Auburn Tigers hosted the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles. The Tigers held an 11-1-1 record against the Seminoles, but the majority of those games came before Bobby Bowden arrived at Florida State. Coach Bowden had built a relationship with Coach Pat Dye as Bowden established his program to a national scale. Bobby Bowden saw Auburn as the most physical program in the SEC under Dye and wanted to possess some of the same qualities for his teams. Florida State under Bowden was 1-3 against the Auburn Tigers, but the last two meetings
  3. This Auburn Flashback rolls back to November 29, 2014, with the Auburn Tigers taking to the road to take on the No.1 ranked Crimson Tide. The game was expected to be an uphill climb for the Auburn Tigers with their defense allowing 36 PPG during the last five FBS games. Alabama entered the game averaging 485-yards and 35 points per game while allowing 283-yards and 14 points per game. Knowing the potential for a high-scoring game, Gus Malzahn elected to be aggressive with the passing game. Auburn averaged four pass attempts per game beyond 20-yards of the line of scrimmage before the Al
  4. The Ole Miss game has rarely been considered one of Auburn’s primary rivalries, but the 2014 game that took place on November 1, 2014, pitted the No. 3 Tigers on the road against the No. 4 Rebels. Ole Miss had already taken out No. 3 Alabama and No. 14 Texas A&M earlier in the season and were coming off their only loss on the season against LSU. Auburn went into the game with a 6-1 record and their only loss coming to No. 3 Mississippi State. The SEC-West was the most competitive division in college football that year, with four teams finishing in the final Associated Press Poll. At t
  5. I’d rather be reminded that Kevin Steele continues to have consistent success, and is able to field a top-10 defense across the board.
  6. The 2014 South Carolina game was perhaps Auburn's most thrilling game during the season. Because South Carolina is not considered a major rival of Auburn, many Tiger fans won't value the 2014 meeting. The contest took place on October 25, 2014, with a 5-1 Auburn squad hosting the 4-3 Gamecocks. Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks had become competitive during a 5-year run, compiling the nation's 11th highest win percentage from 2010-2014. During Auburn's 5-game winning streak to begin the season, the Tiger defense had performed very well. There were some concerns going into the South Carolina game
  7. It was Auburn, 30-10 going into the 4th quarter during the first meeting. During the rematch, it was Georgia 13-7, going into the fourth quarter. Of Georgia's 238-yards rushing, 127 came during the final period. IMO, if Auburn jumps out to a 14-0 lead and had a healthy Kerryon Johnson or Kamryn Pettway, Auburn likely wins.
  8. It would have been interesting to see how the rematch would have unfolded had AU gone up 14-0 instead of Stidham being strip-sacked.
  9. Since 1950, Auburn has faced the No. 1 ranked team on 18 occasions, compiling a 5-13 record. Eight of those games have occurred under Gus Malzahn, with Auburn posting a 3-5 record. Auburn’s most impressive victory against a No. 1 ranked opponent happened on November 11, 2017, when the Tigers hosted the No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare. The Tigers came away with a decisive 40-17 victory. During the last 15 meetings against Georgia, Auburn has been victorious only three times. This Auburn Flashback highlights the last time Auburn defeated the Georgia Bulldogs. The Bulldogs came
  10. Dye commented on their talent level in the locker room after Auburn defeated Alabama in 1993. He states the roster was not loaded but there was enough talent to be very competitive. I think our starting 22 from 1991-1992 was decent but Auburn did not have the quality of depth they had during 1986-1989. At the time of their signing, the 1991 class was not rated very high but ended up being one of Dye's best classes. Auburn had 10 All-SEC players and 4 All-Americans from the 1991 class. Here is the primary list of contributors from the 1991 Class. James Bostic - RB
  11. On June 29, 2014, former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a tragic car accident. Dying at the age of 23, Lutzenkirchen was just beginning his life after college. For those that knew him, it was a devastating loss for family and friends. The standout football player and student signed with Auburn as one of the star players of the 2009 signing class. He was an all-star performer at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia. He was rated as the No. 211 player in the country and the sixth-best at his position. The 6-2, 264-pound tight end selected Auburn over Alabama, Flo
  12. Funny how he included the bammer QB meeting with his family while leaving the field...
  13. The first factor to look at is recruiting during 1988-1990, which had dropped off. Only 39.7 percent of the players signed during those three years were considered highly touted (4-5 star) players. Of the ones that did sign, 41 percent started no more than one season during their collegiate career. Overall, 28.8% of the players signed during those three seasons saw no playing time. Dye was dealing with health issues and the Ramsey stuff was a dark cloud over the program. Auburn had enough talent to be competitive but lacked the quality depth it possessed during the mid to late 1980's. IMO, the
  14. During the Pat Dye era, Auburn developed an intense rivalry with Florida State. Though Auburn and FSU had played one another before 1983, the series wasn’t very competitive as Auburn held a 9-1-1 record. From 1983-1990, Auburn and FSU met seven times with Auburn winning 4 out of the seven meetings. The final regular-season meeting in the series occurred on October 20, 1990. The two teams would meet again during the 2013-14 season in the BCS National Title Game. Auburn won the 1990 meeting, 20-17, and it would be Pat Dye’s final victory over a ranked opponent. Big things were expected of
  15. Auburn’s quartet at wide receiver from 2003-2005 might be the best in school history. The Tigers 2002 recruiting class included Devin Aromashodu, Ben Obomanu, Courtney Taylor, and Anthony Mix. Many thought Tuberville’s staff had brought aboard a solid group of receivers at the time of their signings. Three out of the four would play as true freshman during 2002 as Courtney Taylor redshirted. From 2003-2005, this quartet at wide receiver was one of the best in the conference and was crucial in Tuberville’s best years at Auburn. When it was all said and done, the four receivers combined for
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