As you probably don’t know, I normally post my game reviews on Monday, but with it being Iron Bowl week I wanted to get this one out of the way to move on to bigger and better things. Well, that and I really don’t want to have to think about this one too much longer.
The day started with a very nice on-field presentation to honor Samford’s Head Coach and one of Auburn’s three Heisman winners, Pat Sullivan. I did not get misty. I did NOT get misty. Ok, just a little. When I saw the players lift their helmets in respect of what Coach Sullivan accomplished during his time at Auburn, it was like watching the end of Rudy. I about lost it.
As great as those moments were, the warm and fuzzy feelings went away pretty quickly. For the first three quarters, Auburn continued to struggle on offense, and the defense gave up a few wide open plays to the Bulldogs. In fairness, they did hold Samford to just over 100 yards in the first half, and the Bulldogs’ lone touchdown came after a terrible late hit call on a third down stop.