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Upon Further Review -Texas A&M Game

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  • During the first five games of the season, 31.1 percent of the snaps defended by the Auburn defense resulted in at least 5-yards. During the last four games, it has increased to 44.3 percent. Auburn's defense has lost its consistency, which is a concern with the two conference games remaining on the season.
     
  • Auburn allowed 6.7 yards per play during the first half of the Aggie game and 4.3 during the second half.
     
  • Of the Aggies 35 first half snaps, 11 were held to 2-yards or less (31.4%). Of their 44 second half snaps, 27 were held to 2-yards or less (61.5%).
     
  • Jarrett Stidham has averaged 245 yards passing per game during his last five outings, along with 7 TD passes and two interceptions.
     
  • The Aggies rushed for 143 yards on 21 carries during the first half and were held to 58 yards on 26 attempts during the second half.
     
  • Twenty-four times from 1986-2018, Auburn has been held to 50-yards or less rushing. Jarrett Stidham's 154.1 QB rating is the highest rating by an Auburn quarterback under those circumstances.
     
  • Darius Slayton became the first Auburn player to record a 100-yard receiving performance this season. It is the second of his career and the 18th since Gus Malzahn took over as head coach.
     
  • During the first half, Auburn ran the ball on 8 of 11 first down plays. The Tigers gained a total of 3-yards rushing from the eight running plays on first down. The Tigers ran the ball just three times out of 12 second half first down plays, primarily because they trailed by ten going into the final period. Auburn finished with an efficiency rating of 214.6 on first down, a season-high for the Tigers against an FBS opponent.
     
  • Auburn is 14-3 under Gus Malzahn when the Tigers attempt at least eight first down passes and average at least 8-yards per attempt.
     
  • Auburn is now 37-8 under Gus Malzahn when the Tigers gained more yards per play on first down than the opponent. When Auburn out gains the opponent by at least one yard per play, the Tigers are 32-1.
     
  • Auburn came into the game, 1-8 when the offense went "3 & out" over 40 percent of the time. The Tigers went "3 & out" on six of 13 possessions against the Aggies and still managed to pull out the victory.
     
  • The Tigers are converting only 34 percent of their third-down situations the last eight games. Big plays have kept the Tigers in contention with the inability to sustain drives. It will become difficult to finish out the last two conference games, counting on big plays for a victory. Jarrett Stidham has 34 pass plays of 30-yards or more during his tenure at Auburn. In comparison, Nick Marshall had 31 during the first 23 games of his Auburn career.
     
  • From 1990-2018, Auburn is now 8-25 when the opponent has at least ten more first downs than the Tigers. The Tigers were outgained by the Aggies by 15, giving Auburn a 2-7 record when the opponent has at least 15 more first downs than the Tigers. The previous victory came against Northwestern in 2009.
     
  • Auburn is now 14-4 under Malzahn when the Tigers do not lose a fumble, and the opponent loses at least one fumble during a game.
     
  • Auburn has now lost 1 of their last nine fumbles (11.1%), a vast improvement of losing 19 of their previous 25 fumbles (76.0%).
     
  • Before yesterday, Auburn was 0-7 under Malzahn when the Tigers were out-rushed by at least 100-yards.
     
  • Auburn under Malzahn is now 3-6 during games the Tigers are held to under 100-yards rushing. Interesting enough, the Tigers are 3-1 this season.
     
  • Auburn won the tackle for loss, turnover and first down battle against Texas A&M. This was a primary difference in the game as Auburn is now 69-4 in games since 1995 when this happens.
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  • Auburn's defense is currently registering a tackle for loss on 12 percent of the snaps defended. This is the highest ratio of tackles for loss by an Auburn defense over the past 25 years.
     
  • Auburn is currently No. 2 nationally in red zone TD percentage (29.6%). It is the best TD percentage by an Auburn defense over the past 30 years. The Tigers ability to clamp down inside the red zone has made up for the slipping 3rd down conversions and big plays allowed.
     
  • Auburn is now 67-10 in games when the Tigers are +2 in turnovers from 1992-2018 and 14-2 under Gus Malzahn.
     
  • Auburn is now 43-2 during games they outscore the opponent by at least 14 points during the fourth quarter from 1981-2018 and 62-6-1 when outscoring the opponent by 10 points during the final period.

 

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Upon further review, we notice once again that we should throw the ball more to the Freshman Phenom Seth Williams!

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Hey Stat, what is Seth Williams' reception (or target even)/TD ratio? It seems he scores an unusually high % of times we actually target him.  The kid just makes plays. 

 

Never mind.

Seth has 16 receptions and 4 TD's this season. In conference games, he has 12 receptions and 3 TD's. He is averaging roughly 20 yds/reception. 

Conclusion?

Just throw him the &^%$ ball!  :punk:

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Might as well just air it out against UGA and Bammer.  That is our only chance of winning since the run blocking is just not there.  Throw it 50 times and hope for the best.  Even if it’s jump balls Williams and Slayton give us a good chance on those.  

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Adjustments in the 4th are better then none at all I suppose. This game was proof why you never leave until the very end. So many so called fans didn't even see the excitement. BTW that was me that shouted "That's My Brother" for the veteran they showed on the Jumbo screen in the fourth. What an exciting ending and a great start to the best tail gate yet this year.   

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On 11/4/2018 at 8:47 AM, StatTiger said:
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  • During the first half, Auburn ran the ball on 8 of 11 first down plays. The Tigers gained a total of 3-yards rushing from the eight running plays on first down. The Tigers ran the ball just three times out of 12 second half first down plays, primarily because they trailed by ten going into the final period. Auburn finished with an efficiency rating of 214.6 on first down, a season-high for the Tigers against an FBS opponent.
     
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So A&M has the number 2 rush defense in the country and the 84th pass defense in the country.

In what world is it a good idea to run the ball on first down against the best rush defense in the conference, considering how poorly Auburn's oline has played?. How does any coach believe this can be successful?

Its just stoopid. 😡

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1 hour ago, SumterAubie said:

So A&M has the number 2 rush defense in the country and the 84th pass defense in the country.

In what world is it a good idea to run the ball on first down against the best rush defense in the conference, considering how poorly Auburn's oline has played?. How does any coach believe this can be successful?

Its just stoopid. 😡

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