Auburn got off to a quick start in their game last week at Texas A&M, and tonight is no different. Through two quarters of play, we’ve seen the Tigers dominate both sides of the ball, totaling 328 yards of total offense while allowing 166 on defense.
At halftime, Auburn sits on a 42-9 lead, largely thanks to Gus Malzahn’s fast paced offense. The pace of Auburn’s offense has seemed faster than the Auburn offense we saw from week one through week three. In the first three games, Auburn totaled 17 points after the first quarter. In the first quarter tonight, Gus Malzahn’s Tigers had 21.
It took Auburn four plays and 1:41 to score last week against A&M, when speedster Anthony Shwartz took a reverse 57 yards to the house. This week it was JaTarvious Whitlow, who took the first play for Auburn’s offense 30 yards to put the Tigers up 6-0 in the first.
Auburn continued this fast pace of play, putting together two drives that lasted less than a minute and both resulted in touchdowns. A fast paced offense like this in the SEC, combined with one of the best defenses in the nation, could possibly wreak havoc in the West division.