Who would have thought the defending national champions would be 2-2 and unranked entering the last weekend in October? To be fair, LSU lost an absurd amount of talent in the NFL Draft and then saw some key players opt out over COVID-19 concerns (most notably standout wide receiver Ja'marr Chase).
The Auburn volleyball team will open their season Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. when they host the Florida Gators. The Tigers and Gators also square off on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. These two matches are the first of eight SEC matches this fall for Auburn and the rest of the league.
It took one hundred nine minutes and fifty-seven seconds for the first goal to be scored Tuesday afternoon at the Auburn Soccer Complex between the host Tigers and visiting Ole Miss. It was Auburn that finally won the match just three seconds before the end of the second overtime on a bizarre goal.
It was a wild Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium, but Auburn found a way to stretch their winning streak against Arkansas to five in a row. Anders Carlson nailed a game-winning 39 yard field goal with 7 seconds left to lift the Tigers to a 30-28 victory.
Auburn is currently an eight point favorite over Kentucky. If Auburn was allowed to pack Jordan-Hare with fans, there is no way the game would stay that close in my opinion. However, the combination of an eleven o'clock start and limited fan attendance will likely negate most of Auburn's homefield advantage. I still am going with the Tigers in a relatively close game.
It was a heavyweight matchup in Auburn Arena. Two Tigers doing fierce battle in The Jungle. The atmosphere was electric. The effort and action from both teams was superb. In the end, it was the orange-and-blue striped Tigers who got in the last blow.
Auburn dominated Iowa State for the first 37 minutes of Saturday's matchup in the SEC/Big 12 challenge. However, Iowa State made the home fans nervous with their last 3 minute push, but ultimately fell short against the Tigers 80-76.
Auburn got off to a slow start against the rival Bulldogs. Fittingly, it was Anfernee McLemore coming off the bench who provided a key spark in Auburn Arena with his dunk early in the first half. Auburn's bench played arguably their best game of the season while scoring 34 points.