Welcome back, Emory Blake. I believe the most telling stat of the game was that in the time that Blake was out with his injury, no Auburn receiver had more than two catches in a game. Blake had four in the first half. The problem Auburn had during his absence was that there was rarely anyone open, which definitely attributed to Barrett Trotter losing the starting job.
Although Emory isn’t the flashiest or the fastest guy on the field, there is no denying that Auburn is a much, much better team when he’s on the field. He gets open, he scores touchdowns, and when he’s not doing that, he’s drawing a double team which opens up another receiver (see: Quindarius Carr’s bomb of a touchdown).