Quotes from the Coach Anderson:
- On the remaining schedule”...it gets worse from here.”
- On why OC Buster Faulkner pulled Justice Hansen after just one series “Whether he felt like he was a little rattled , I don't know. You’d have to ask Buster.”
- On the team’s chemistry being off “We’re going to keep searching until we find the right mixture.”
Last things from the stat sheet:
- Cam Echols-Luper had a 68 yard punt in the first quarter and an 8 yard shank in the 2nd qtr.
- stAte finished with no turnovers and +2 on the night.
- Sophomore Nickel Back Justin Clifton led the defense with 9.5 tackles
Around the Belt On Saturday
- South Alabama 21 Miss. St. 20—Jags were picked 7th in the preseason Sun Belt poll.
- Boise St. 45 Louisiana Lafayette 10—Cajuns fire DC Melvin Smith in aftermath of loss.
- Texas St. 56 Ohio 54--Bobcats of Texas give up 630 yards in 3 OT win.
- Troy 57 Austin Peay 17 —Jordan Chunn runs for 161 and Trojans have 153 yards in penalties.
- Georgia Southern 54 Savannah St. 0—QB Upshaw runs and throws for 4 TDs.
- La. -Monroe 38 Southern 21—Garrett Smith runs for 150 YDS on just 14 carries.
- UTEP 38 New Mexico St. 22—UTEP RB Aaron Jones runs over Aggies for 249 YDS.
Looking ahead to Auburn
Auburn nearly upset #2 Clemson but a hail mary pass was knocked away in the end zone. The SEC Tigers used 3 different QBs to go 15-30, 175 YDS, 3 INTs, and 0TDs.
The Auburn defense held Clemson to 6-17 on 3rd down conversions and found ways to contain talented QB Deshaun Watson most of the night while giving up 399 of yards of offense.