Auburn’s Jordan-Hare stadium was filled with thousands of fans on Saturday as the Tiger’s faced it’s first SEC opponent of the season against Texas A&M. The Tiger’s fell short to the Aggies 29-16.
If you missed out on the game here is a brief recap:
1st Quarter- Auburn scores first after nine plays for 80 yards. Kamryn Pettway rushed for one yard and put the Tiger’s up 6-0. Kicker, Carl Lawson made the goal attempt to add the extra point. A few plays later, Texas A&M kicked a field goal to bring the score 3-7 and then took the lead by scoring a touchdown. The Aggie’s momentum kept going changing the score to 16-7 as they kicked two more field goals after an Auburn fumble.
2nd Quarter- Auburn’s offense couldn’t get the first downs and had to punt four times, but the defense was able to hold the Aggie’s to just a field goal two more times. 4th and 3rd for the Tiger’s and John Franklin III ran for a loss of one yard resulting in great yardage for the Aggie’s. Texas A&M then scored a touchdown in two plays for 87 yards, but Auburn responded back with a touchdown. The final seconds wounded down and Texas A&M took the win back to College Station.
I had the chance to sit with Aggie fans and ask them a few questions. I asked Greg Boortz how was his experience at Jordan-Hare Stadium and this was his response, “This is my third time coming to Jordan-Hare and we’ve always had a really great experience. A&M fans take pride in being visitors and we always get treated really well.”It was also a third-time experience for Texas A&M fan, Ryan Cimino. He said that it’s a great atmosphere and the people are friendly.
Do they miss the Big 12?
“No, the games were not as big and the atmosphere was not as good. there were only two or three games like this,” said Cimino.
“I live in Atlanta, so for me it was personally very convenient for us to be in the SEC now and even people in Texas are also glad that we got away from the Big 12 because the consensus is the SEC is a better conference,” said Boortz.
When it comes to Auburn… one major topic is the Jumbotron.
When asked Boortz’s opinion on Auburn’s Jumbotron.. his response was
“It’s pretty awesome especially since they do live shots sometimes. Auburn has the best SEC stadium. I prefer Auburn because I feel like there are more true fans here.”
See that Auburn fans? Auburn’s stadium was chosen to be the best by another SEC opponent’s fan. It is true that Auburn does have very loyal and friendly fans.
Tiger fans will have the opportunity to cheer on Auburn this weekend back at home as they put this week’s loss behind them and focus on LSU for September 24th.