College Football: Auburn Rising

College Football: Auburn Rising

College Football: Auburn Rising

Do you have faith in Auburn?

Do you accept that in the rough 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? Could 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 response to that question might have been significantly impacted by Auburn’s milquetoast execution last Thursday night in South Carolina. Supported by 13, the Tigers battled to hold off the game Gamecocks (to beget a saying), 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 incredible, scrambling for 117 yards and two scores, and QB Brandon Cox did the overseer thing, not turning the ball over while finishing 13-of-19 passes. Yet, the Tigers’ pass protection was temperamental, permitting South Carolina wideout Kenny McKinley to get open consistently, to the tune of eight gets for 110 yards and a score. Reddish-brown had been a main 20 guard against the pass, however the tight inclusion it demonstrated against LSU was mysteriously gone in Columbia last week.

So this end of the week Auburn has what should be a relative breather: a home game against the amazingly youthful Arkansas Razorbacks. Irons is a Heisman applicant, and Arkansas is positioned close to 100th in Division I-An in halting the run. The Razorback run game is really impressive itself – sophomore Darren McFadden has two 100+ yard hurrying games so far 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, fundamentally enormous junior Courtney Taylor and sophomore Rodgeriqus Smith, have sufficient capability to cover a major spread in a meeting game?

In a word: yes. Reddish-brown has covered three continuous seasons against the Razorbacks, and has the matchups all in support of its. Irons won’t take his foot off the gas pedal assuming he needs to stay up with Ohio State’s Troy Smith for the Heisman. คาสิโน กัมพูชา As I referenced, Arkansas’ surge protection has battled against any semblance of Alabama and Vanderbilt; Auburn’s ground assault is in a totally unique stratosphere. Also, the Hogs need to run like insane, as well (they have a 5.6 yards-per-convey normal), however Auburn is just permitting 2.4 yards per convey, which places them in the main 20 broadly. There’s basically no examination between these protections as far as size and speed.

The patterns for the most part favor the Tigers too. Reddish is 11-4 against the spread in its last 15 by and large. It’s likewise 7-2 ATS in its last nine home games, 23-9-1 ATS in its last 33 gathering games, and 5-1 ATS in its last six games in which it was supported by 10.5 or more focuses. As such: when this group is expected to win large, 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 win. Valid, the Hogs are likewise 3-0 ATS in their last couple of games where they’ve been a 10.5-point longshot or more terrible, so they generally realize how to keep would-be victories close. In any case, my issue is that the Arkansas groups who did that have since graduated; the current year’s group, driven by a green bean QB named Mitch Mustain, is incredibly green, and it showed when the group got devastated 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, in light of the fact 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 enormous matchup with Florida one week from now.

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