Sunday, November 8, 2009

Game ball and helmet stickers from Auburn's 63-31win over Furman

QB Chris Todd
Line: 17-18, 256 yards, 4 TDs
Todd's one incomplete pass sailed between Kodi Burns' hands. Saturday's game could have been huge for confidence and momentum heading into next week's game at Georgia. If Auburn's passing game is clicking the way it did this week, the Tigers will be in good shape next week. They will need something from Todd, though. Auburn won't be able to line up and just run right at the Bulldogs.

WR Darvin Adams
Line: 6 catches, 115 yards, 3 TDs
All year, Adams has proven to be the receiving presence Auburn had in Rod Smith for the past few years. Only Adams has been even more productive than the former walk-on. In a league full of high-profile receivers, Adams, a no-name to start the season, ranks fourth in receiving yards per game. He can emerge as a real presence if he finishes with good games against Georgia and Alabama. Though Adams has had a few huge games, he hasn't always produced in Auburn's biggest games. He has a chance to dispel that thought this week.

RB Ben Tate
Line: 12 rushes, 75 yards, 2 TDs
The senior didn't top the 100-yard mark during his one half of play, but he performed very well when he was in the game. His two touchdowns give him eight on the season -- just two shy of what seemed like especially lofty preseason goals. Tate has established himself as the next in line for Running Back U and has almost certainly improved his draft status significantly.

CB/WR/RB Anthony Gulley
Line: 5 rushes, 77 yards, 2 TDs, 1 tackle
All year, Gulley had lined up exclusively at receiver. That's a change from his high school days at Brantley, when he played tailback and cornerback. Now he's playing all three spots. Gulley only had one tackle, but gives Auburn some depth at corner, which it desperately needs. He also proved capable of playing running back at the next level. Gulley broke TD runs of 14 and 50 yards, helping Auburn run out the clock in the second half.

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