Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Hangover: Auburn

What a horrific ending to a frustrating game. 

If you're reading this post and don't know about the ending of the Iron Bowl yesterday, I am not going to recount it. It's too fucking painful to describe. 

Regardless of the stupid-ass ending, the Crimson Tide should have won this game. During the course of the game, Alabama missed four field goals. Foster missed three, but one that went through the uprights was called back because of a phantom movement penalty on Arie K. 

Nevertheless, the Tide played an unfocused game early (and late), so they were lucky to only be down 7 to nothing in the first quarter. They got it together during most of the second quarter, but the offense was plagued by dropped passes, inaccurate throws, poor blocking, and running the ball into stacked boxes. 

From what I recall, when Auburn passed, they rarely if ever passed on Deion Belue, Alabama's best corner. Cyrus Jones, in contrast, got abused for two big touchdowns. 

As Iron Bowl losses go, this is the worst I've experienced.

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