After two wins, Tigers on a roll

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2002

Just, call us butter, cause we’re on a roll!

Two wins in a row!

Sorry, I got carried away. Beating Vanderbilt and I-AA Western Carolina, is really not that big of a deal.

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My family and I were at the game on Saturday, despite the dismal weather forecast, and with the exception, of a brief downpour in the 1st quarter, it wasn’t too bad for the 76,000 fans in attendance. Auburn won the game 31-6, and got their first conference win of the year. After the game, I asked Jane Anne Stewart, a local. Auburn fan, who is also my 4 1/2 year old daughter, what she thought of Auburn’s victory? She said &uot;I liked meeting Aubie (Auburn’s Mascot) the best.&uot; Who said little girls don’t understand football?

In the top-to-bottom tough Southeastern Conference it is always nice to see the Vanderbilt Commodores show up as the next game. The Auburn Tigers turned in a dominating defensive effort against Vandy on Saturday. The defense did not allow a touchdown for the second week in a row, and scored two touchdowns off of Commodore fumbles to top off a great day. As he did in the first two games, Carnell &uot;Cadillac&uot; Williams carried the offense again this Saturday. He had 170 yards on 20 carries, and, scored two touchdowns on runs of 23 and 67 yards. The passing game has looked a lot better over the last two weeks. Daniel Cobb threw for 143 yards, and for the second straight week he didn’t throw an interception.. That has got to be a. personal record for the often intercepted Q.B.

The Selma boys had another great day. Ben Obomanu had one catch for 8 yards, and he was on the field most of the day. Brett Holliman, was busy again on special teams. It is worth the price of admission just to see that crazy guy run down field on the kickoff coverage team. He shows no fear. Also, midway through the 4th quarter Todd Bradford had his defender beat deep across the middle. If backup Q.B. Jason Campbell had thrown the ball just a little further Todd would have scored a touchdown

The Auburn coaches say that the upcoming game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs is huge for the Auburn football team. It is the fourth game in eighteen days, and will be played in Starkville with only five days rest. We need to win this game to get a jump (a 2-0 start in conference play) on the rest of the S.E.C. West Division teams. Adding &uot;fuel to the fire&uot; is the fact that Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and Miss. State coach Jackie Sherrill have mutual hate/hate relationship. This goes back to the days when Tuberville coached at Ole Miss, and would compete against the &uot;shady&uot; Bulldog coach for in state football recruits. I know Coach Tuberville would like nothing better than to whip his old nemesis Jackie at his house on national TV Unfortunately for Coach Tub, the Tigers have struggled. against the Bulldogs, losing four out of the last five games. In my opinion, the key to the game will be how Auburn’s Q.B., Daniel Cobb, handles the blitzing Bulldog defense. If he can limit his mistakes, and make a few plays with the passing game, I think we should win.