Give the defense some. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure that in each one of my reviews, I have always talked about the offense first. Well, it’s the defense’s time to be at the top of the page. As I mentioned, Florida’s offense struggled while shuffling between three quarterbacks, two being true freshmen, but the Auburn defense definitely played their best game of the season. Not since 1988 has an Auburn team held a Florida team from scoring a touchdown. They also kept the Gators under 200 total yards. Steve Spurrier would have left the team in Auburn.
Ever since the South Carolina game, the Auburn defense has carried the team while the offense has struggled. Although Arkansas scored 38 points on the Tigers, you could still see improvement. They appear to have learned to tackle overnight which has carried over to the rest of their game. Maybe it wasn’t Ted Roof’s fault. Maybe the kids have grown up and now know what Roof has been telling them to do all along.