Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Auburn (FB) @ Texas A&M (FB) by foshman

NCAA Football

Auburn (FB) (V) vs. Texas A&M (FB) (H)

Kyle Field
College Station


Saturday Sep 21,2019 03:30 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by foshman for Auburn (FB)

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
B
Overall Offense Grade
B-
Overall Defense Grade
A-
Overall Special Teams
B
Overall Coaching
B-
My Player of the Game
Tyrone Truesdell
Game Notes
Derrick Brown is also the player of the game but Truesdell deserves credit as well and won't get it from other media sources.
Player Grades
Player
Pos
Grade
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
B
Passing Offense (Overall)
C+
Moving the Chains
B-
Protection
B
Big Plays
B+
Mistakes
B+
Overall QB Play
B-
Game Notes on Offense
Auburn didn't turn the ball over or give up too many negative plays. They also didn't execute the running game until late.
Quarterback
B-
Running Backs
B+
Protection & Blocking
B
Receiving
B
Analysis Notes
Defense
Passing Game Defense
B-
Stopping the Run
A+
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
A+
Forcing Turnovers
B
Big Plays
B-
Mistakes
C+
Game Notes on Defense
The defense dominated the line of scrimmage and tackled well in the open field for most of the day. Their coverage was tight although they need to get better at contesting passes.
Defensive Line
A+
Linebackers
A
Defensive Backs
B
Notes
SPECIAL Teams
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B+
Kicking
B+
Punting
B+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
A-
Special Teams Comments
Their best game of the season.
Play of the Game
Anthony Schwartz's opening drive touchdown served notice that Auburn was prepared and took the crowd out of the game immediately. By the time the Aggies started to make the game close the stadium was only partially filled and there was no 12th man.
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
B+
Execution
B
Game Management
B
Key Decisions
B
Play-Calling
C+
Creativity
A-
Comments on Coaching
For the most part the defensive staff deserves all A's. And while Malzahn didn't cal a very good game for most of the first three quarters, he did when he had too. Their last scoring drive was a thing of beauty. This could be the game where Malzahn developed enough confidence in his offense to call power running plays earlier now and that will help Auburn immensely over the next month.