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Auburn Tigers 2012 Schedule
Game 1: Tigers roll to 28-10 Win
A new year, a new beginning equals victory for Auburn over Central Michigan. All three Tiger QBs played and played well, with Senior QB Barrett Trotter leading the way with 188 yards passing. Starter Clint Mosely was 7-14 for 98 yards, and true freshman lefty Shane Brown was 4-5 for 51 yards and threw his 1st collegiate and the Tigers only TD pass. The Tiger pass game was helped by HB Michael Dyer who ran for 112 yards and 2 TDs on 28 carries. Auburn's D was impressive generating 9 sacks and forcing 3 INTS. The Tigers leave the plains for the Blue Turf of Boise State next week.
What Auburn Learned
QB1 is still unknown.All 3 are even, although a slight edge might be given to senior Barrett Trotter who led Auburn to 21 points in the 2nd quarter. Shane Brown is the sleeper pick.
Auburn can run the ball.Michael Dyer can carry the load, looking dominant all game and the O-line opened huge holes for him.
The D is hit/miss.9 sacks and 3 INTs is impressive, giving up a 72 yard run on the 3rd play from scrimmage= not good.
WR DeAngelo Benton might be a player to watch.Benton had 5 catches for 141 yards as the #3 receiver and led all Tiger receivers in yards. Watch out, Auburn might have its Wes Welker.
The O-Line still has problems.As good as the Big Uglies were in run blocking, they were terrible in Pass Pro. They gave up 7 sacks; even though there were three QBs playing, that cant happen.
Game 2: Auburn Pulls One Out 35-28
The Tigers head out to Boise and find a way to win 35-28. Auburn overcame 4 turnovers (2 fumbles, 2 intercepions) and some inconsistency with the offense. The Auburn O was very inconsistent in the pass game as receivers struggled to open and catch passes,and the o-line gave up 7 sacks. On a positive note, the Tiger D forced three turnovers to preserve the win.
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