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College Football: Auburn Rising

Do you trust in Auburn?

Do you accept that in the tough Southeastern Conference, a group can really go undefeated in 2006, then, at that point, win the SEC title game in Atlanta, to play in the BCS title game? Can a group vanquish LSU, Florida and Georgia around the same time, and afterward battle through a potential rematch (or a date with Tennessee) for everything?

Your solution to that question might have been significantly affected by Auburn's milquetoast execution last Thursday night in South Carolina. Inclined toward by 13, the Tigers battled to hold off the game Gamecocks (to author an expression), almost blowing a 24-10 lead prior to halting Steve Spurrier's soldiers, 24-17, at the Auburn 6 with under 20 seconds to play. RB Kenny Irons was extraordinary, scrambling for 117 yards and two scores, and QB Brandon Cox did the guardian thing, not turning the ball over while finishing 13-of-19 passes. Yet, the Tigers' pass guard was flimsy, permitting South Carolina wideout Kenny McKinley to get open over and over, to the tune of eight gets for 110 yards and a score. Reddish had been a main 20 guard against the pass, yet the tight inclusion it demonstrated against LSU was mysteriously absent in Columbia last week.

So this end of the week Auburn has what should be a relative breather: a home game against the very youthful Arkansas Razorbacks. Irons is a Heisman competitor, and Arkansas is positioned close to 100th in Division I-An in halting the run. The Razorback run game is really amazing itself - - sophomore Darren McFadden has two 100+ yard hurrying games up to this point this year and will play on Sundays sometime in the not so distant future - - and positively Houston Nutt will attempt to get the ball far from Irons and Co. as far as might be feasible. Do Cox and his beneficiaries, essentially large junior Courtney Taylor and sophomore Rodgeriqus Smith, have sufficient capability to cover a major spread in a gathering game? สมัครบาคาร่า

In a word: yes. Reddish-brown takes care of three sequential seasons against the Razorbacks, and has the matchups all in support of its. Irons won't take his foot off the gas pedal to stay up with Ohio State's Troy Smith for the Heisman. As I referenced, Arkansas' surge guard has battled against any semblance of Alabama and Vanderbilt; Auburn's ground assault is in something else entirely. Furthermore the Hogs need to run like insane, as well (they have a 5.6 yards-per-convey normal), yet Auburn is just permitting 2.4 yards per convey, which places them in the main 20 broadly. There's basically no correlation between these guards as far as size and speed.

The patterns for the most part favor the Tigers also. Coppery is 11-4 against the spread in its last 15 in general. It's likewise 7-2 ATS in its last nine home games, 23-9-1 ATS in its last 33 meeting games, and 5-1 ATS in its last six games in which it was leaned toward by 10.5 or more places. As such: when this group is expected to win huge, it wins enormous. Arkansas is 0-4 ATS in its last four games (this year), and 2-7 ATS in weeks following a straight-up success. Valid, the Hogs are additionally 3-0 ATS in their last couple of games where they've been a 10.5-point dark horse or more regrettable, so they generally know how to keep would-be victories close. However, my issue is that the Arkansas groups who did that have since graduated; the current year's group, driven by a rookie QB named Mitch Mustain, is incredibly green, and it showed when the group got pulverized by USC (at home), 50-14 as a 7.5-point longshot. Without a doubt, Auburn doesn't toss like SC does, however I don't think it makes a difference, on the grounds that the Razorbacks will not have the option to stop Irons. I'm taking Auburn (- 15.5) facilitating Arkansas, and trusting that the Tigers will not be looking forward to their tremendous matchup with Florida one week from now.

Last Week: Another perspiration free Saturday night. I had Houston, getting 17 focuses, at Miami, and the Hurricanes attempted to try and dominate the match, not to mention top the Cougars by 17. Eventually, Miami had the option to take out the game, yet exclusively by a score of 14-13. So another simple, non-ulcer-inciting cover for us. For the year, we're currently 4-1 against the spread, and on a four-week series of wins.

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