I normally re-watch the broadcast of each game before I write my review for that week so that I can get a good grasp of what happened. This time I did not because I don’t have to, or at least I don’t think I can. I know what happened. Auburn didn’t score more points than Clemson. Remember that, Auburn did not score more points than Clemson.
The glaring problem to most in Saturday’s loss was the defense. I somewhat agree. Tackling was terrible, there never seemed to be anyone in the middle of the field to cover a crossing pattern, and third-down conversions were at an all time worst. What made the defense’s struggles more frustrating is that for the first three drives of the game, they held Clemson to two three-and-outs and one six-and-out. They tackled well and got Clemson’s offense off the field. They helped Auburn’s offense take control of the game and got the crowd out of it…for a little while.