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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halftime: Auburn trails South Carolina 20-14

AUBURN, Ala. — For the second straight week, Auburn finds itself in a halftime hole at home.

The No. 17 Tigers trail No. 12 South Carolina 20-14 at Jordan-Hare Stadium after one half.

Auburn has more yards, but the Gamecocks have taken advantage of two Auburn fumbles, capitalizing with a pair of touchdowns.

Quarterback Stephen Garcia has twice hooked up with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery for touchdowns. Garcia is 12-for-17 for 158 yards. Jeffery has four catches for 63 yards.

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, the SEC's second-leading rusher, has 11 carries for only 25 yards. He's added 23 receiving yards and has a 1-yard touchdown run, though.

Auburn got two touchdown runs from quarterback Cam Newton, who broke away for a 54-yard run in the first quarter and a 3-yarder just before halftime.

Auburn has 220 yards at the break but has been undone by fumbles. Mario Fannin had one in the first quarter; Mike Dyer had one in the second. Newton has 97 of the Tigers' 147 rushing yards.

The Tigers trail by six because of a missed extra point by South Carolina's Spencer Lanning after the Gamecocks' third touchdown.


Jared said...

Outside of the turnovers, the offense is actually clicking very well right now. Our biggest problem is still our secondary. Those boys can't tackle at all it seems like. But with two bad turnovers, this game could be a lot worse than it is.

Commish of Old Pimps said...

And we seemingly cannot/will not defend any of the soft underneath stuff, e.g., screens and dump offs. We drop everyone deep every time. Killed us last week and it's happening again

Jared said...

Very true. They completed a couple of key 3rd downs with that same short, underneath stuff. On a bright note, Fairley is having another great game.