What a difference one week makes in a team’s performance, as amid sharply negative reactions from his own Auburn fan base about his offensive strategy against Clemson, Gus Malzahn fielded an Auburn offense against Arkansas State Saturday night in Jordan-Hare that exploded for 706 total yards.
In doing so, Malzahn certainly appeared to have fully resolved the question of his starting QB, as Sean White looked impressive in hitting a deep corps of wide receivers on a 74% completion percentage. It included a highlight reel one-handed snag by true freshman WR Kyle Davis that drew Brent Musburger mentions of THE catch by Giants’ WR Odell Beckham, Jr.
Is the Auburn offensive explosion a genuine turning point, or was it at least partly a mirage against an inferior mid-major talent? Join Coach John Ray and Doug Dean as they break down the game and look ahead to a serious SEC West opponent who will enter Jordan-Hare next Saturday night – the Texas A&M Aggies.