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Monday, October 11, 2010

Kicker Wes Byrum wins weekly SEC award; Auburn-LSU will start at 3:30 ET on CBS

Wes Byrum's fifth career game-winning field goal helped him win SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Byrum, a senior, made a 24-yard field goal as time expired to lift Auburn to a 37-34 victory at Kentucky last Saturday. He also had field goals of 38 and 19 yards.

Byrum has game-winning field goals in three of Auburn's last seven games (Northwestern in the Outback Bowl and Clemson).

It was his second game-winner as time expired. His first, famously, came against Florida in 2007.

Byrum's 51 field goals are first on Auburn's all-time list, breaking the mark of 50 set by John Vaughn (2003-06).

It is the seventh time this season an Auburn player has received an SEC weekly award. Here are the others:
  • QB Cam Newton: Offensive POTW against Arkansas State, South Carolina
  • DT Nick Fairley: Defensive POTW against Mississippi State, D-line POTW against Louisiana-Monroe
  • LB Josh Bynes: Defensive POTW against Clemson
  • DT Mike Blanc: D-line POTW against South Carolina
** In scheduling news, Auburn and LSU's Oct. 23 game at Jordan-Hare Stadium will start at 3:30 p.m. ET and be televised by CBS. It's the same time slot as Auburn's game against Arkansas this weekend.


scottie burns said...

i'm not a big CBS fan. their HD is always fuzzy at my house. dunno why.

MikeP said...

But: CBS is where you want to be playing in the second half of the season.
It indicates that your team is "Big News".

CHB said...

I dislike CBS as much as some others. The mistakes in broadcasting are annoying but overall its usually a good production.

I agree with MikeP, this is where you want your game televised this time of year.

tptoomers said...

Still hate, H A T E Vern, but must agree that the CBS game is an indicia of sucess. Step aside Bama.

Anonymous said...

CBS will be a CAMeo for Newton in the Heisman race. If he plays well these next two weeks and AU wins, he is a slam dunk.

Simmons B. Buntin said...

I definitely expect these next two to be nailbiters; hopefully more passion and luck roll our way. WDE!

Tar Heel Tiger said...

I dread having to listen to Verne this week. Nice fellow, but I just don't enjoy his work.

GO AU TIGERS!!! Beat the hogs and the corndogs!!!

BTW, Andy, please have your "Word Verification" dictionary spell-checked.


Everyone knows it's i before e except after c...

scottie burns said...

oh, i think CBS is good pub, i just think the quality is subpar compared to ESPN.

THT, does it really matter who announces the game? you should be in JHS anyways!

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