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Game #14 Statistical Evaluation (BCSNCG-FSU) 2013 Offensive Report Card 1) Average 6-yards per play on 1st down: 5.44 (fail) 2) Convert at least 40 pct of 3rd downs: 50.6% pct (pass) 3) Average at least 4.5 yards per rush: 4.38 YPC (fail) 4) Score on 1/3 of your offensive possessions: 35.7% (pass) 5) Keep "3 and out" series under 33%: 14.3% (pass) 6) Average 8.0 yards per pass attempt: 8.04 (pass) 7) Score above 75% in red zone: 75.0% (fail) 8) TD Red Zone above 60%: 50.0% (fail) 9) Average 30-yards per possession: 32.1 YPP (pass) 10) 40% of offensive snaps being part of a scoring d
During the couple of weeks leading up to the BCS National Championship Game, I pondered what would hurt the most; losing in a blowout or losing in the final minutes of the game. After the loss to Florida State, there is no doubt either option would have stung like the dickens but losing this heart breaker vanished any thoughts by the national media, Auburn did not belong in the championship game. Though it won't make the loss any less difficult to tolerate, I do believe it's important to remember this notion moving forward. Over the past 20 years of Auburn football, we have witnessed champi
Dee Ford closes out his Auburn career, leading Auburn in tackles for loss, sacks, quarterback hurries and forced-fumbles this season. Hobbled by an early season injury, Ford had a late start to his senior campaign but he has certainly made the most of it. Ford is 1 of only 11 Auburn seniors that came to Auburn on scholarship. He has been a driving force on defense, exhibiting great senior leadership to inspire perhaps the greatest 1-season turnaround in NCAA history. With only one game remaining as an Auburn Tiger, Dee Ford will be needed to play one of his best games of his career to lead Aub
Here is some wisdom I've picked up in the last couple of days. 1. A balanced offense has 61% from one dimension (in this case passing yards) and 39% from the other (running) dimension. Once you have reached 66% (in Auburn's case, rushing yards) to 34% (passing), you are now only one dimensional. Apparently, the fulcrum rests somewhere between 61 and 66. 2. Despite the fact that Auburn's last four classes have been in the top 10 (as have Florida State's), the Tigers don't have any players that could start for their Seminoles. 3. Florida State has already beaten Auburn's running offense