Grading the Tigers
Daily Sports Writer Bradley Handwerger grades Auburnís performance in its 17-14 win over Nebraska on Monday, giving the Tigers a letter grade from A+ to F in four categories.
Normally, 178 total yards wonít win a game. Running back Kenny Irons never got going. Quarterback Brandon Cox again ran for his life. Only receiver Courtney Taylor stood out. He gets an individual A.
Auburn allowed 120 first-half yards, then woke up, allowing 110 the rest of the game. The unit buckled its chinstrap when it had to and won the game for the Tigers.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A
John Vaughn kicked the game-winning field goal into the wind. Tristan Davis had a brilliant 43-yard kickoff return. And Tre Smith didnít make any mistakes on punt returns.
The game looked ugly from an offensive standpoint, and borderline great on the defensive side. For Auburn, getting to 11 wins is all that matters. This will give Auburn a good boost for the off-season.
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