Maryland downs Auburn in Music City Bowl

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Auburn looked flat at the TransPerfect Music City Bowl on Dec. 30, losing to Maryland 31-13 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

The Tigers (6-7) finished with a losing record and three-game losing streak under first-year coach Hugh Freeze.

“Our young men and our staff, starting with me, have got to create a standard of the way we consistently work and consistently compete and figure out how to be a true team,” Freeze said. “That is my goal in 2024. It’s disappointing today for our incredible fans and our administration that we didn’t perform any better.”

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Offensive guard Jeremiah Wright, a 2020 graduate of Selma High, saw extensive playing time for the Tigers this season. Wright participated in the Hot Chicken contest for Auburn, who won.

Selma and Dallas County have ties to Auburn through its alumni, current students and local organizations. The Selma Quarterback Club has several members that are Auburn graduates and the Auburn Dallas Club.

Valley Grande resident and Auburn alum Edward Miller expressed his opinion on the changing landscape of college bowl season.

“Bowl games are tough to call because teams have lost so many starters to opting out and other players to the transfer portal makes it tough to fill the open spots, but War Eagle always,” Miller said.