Auburn falls to 5-4 on the season and travel to Mississippi State next week for their final game of the season. Texas A&M moves to 7-1 with hopes of a CFP berth if they can finish their 2020 campaign without a loss in the following couple weeks.
Auburn Volleyball (0-7) drops in straight sets (25-20, 25-17, 25-19) to Tennessee (3-4) Wednesday night at the Auburn Arena. Head Coach Brent Crouch is still looking for the first win of his Auburn career since the departure of Rick Nold a year ago, who finished 1-17 in conference play. The Tigers struggled again giving away points at the net and service line totaling 11 on the night.
In the series history, Auburn leads the Crimson Tide 18-8-2 overall and 9-2-1 in games played at the Auburn Soccer Complex. Last season, the visiting Tide got the last laugh at the conference tournament defeating the Tigers 2-1 in OT. In Iron Cup matches which exclude post season play, Auburn has maintained possession of the trophy since 2012 seeing eight consecutive victories.
The defending National Champs came to town with expectations of a high scoring nail bitter between two recovering defenses. The result was a lopsided Auburn blowout that saw eight touchdowns in a 48-11 win. The Auburn Tigers are back and trending on the national stage finding all parts of their game in their fourth win of the season.
This past Saturday, the Freshman Cartavious “Tank” Bigsby posted his third consecutive 100+ yard rushing performance for a team high 129 yards on 24 carries in Auburn’s 35-28 victory over Ole Miss. The SEC freshman of the week leads the conference in all-purpose yardage (163.2/gm) and ranks third nationally.
The Wildcats come to the Plains winless sporting an 0-3-2 record with their last two matches ending in ties against Georgia and Tennessee. Looking at the team’s head to head matchup, Auburn and Kentucky share a very similar stat line despite lopsided records.
The Tigers lose in straight sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-21) to the fourth ranked Florida Gators for the second consecutive night who now improve to 2-0 on the season. A majority of Florida’s points came off the hot hand of T’ara Ceasar who recorded 12 of the teams 41 kills on the night.
In a normal season, the Tigers along with the rest of conference teams would be approaching the midpoint of their season on a 20-game schedule. Instead, the Auburn Soccer Complex plans to host a 0-0-1 Tiger team and 1-2-0 Rebel team.
Bo Nix and the offense stayed dormant for three quarters. The defense did not play to their full potential but by no means were the reason for the 21-14 loss. Before a 14 point spurt in the final quarter, the Tigers had 5 three-and-outs and were unable to get the ball inside the UGA 20.