Auburn Football

Former Auburn O.C. Hired as Offensive Analyst

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has hired former Tigers offensive coordinator Al Borges as an analyst. A spokesman confirmed the hire Wednesday night after it was first reported by ESPN. Borges spent four seasons as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator, making his debut with an unbeaten 2004 team led by first-round pick Jason Campbell at quarterback. He has also run offenses at…

Auburn to start Jeremy Johnson at quarterback Saturday

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – No. 18 Auburn will start Jeremy Johnson at quarterback against Alabama A&M in his final home game. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said on his weekly radio show Thursday that the senior will replace Sean White on Saturday. White has an injury to his throwing shoulder. Johnson hasn’t attempted a pass since completing 4 of 6 passes…

Malzahn: Auburn DE Byron Cowart has emergency appendectomy

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says defensive end Byron Cowart has had an emergency appendectomy. Malzahn says the sophomore had the procedure Wednesday morning. The coach says he’s not sure how long Cowart will be out. Cowart was rated as the nation’s top recruit out of high school. He has played in all 10 games off the…

Malzahn: Pettway out against Alabama A&M, White uncertain

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – No. 18 Auburn’s leading rusher Kamryn Pettway will miss his second straight game with a left leg injury. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn also said Tuesday that quarterback Sean White is “day to day, week to week.” White aggravated an earlier injury to his right, throwing shoulder in a 13-7 loss to Georgia but stayed in the…

Georgia shuts down Auburn in 2nd half for 13-7 win

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Rodrigo Blankenship kicked two fourth-quarter field goals and Georgia’s defense shut down No. 8 Auburn in the second half to beat the Tigers 13-7 on Saturday. The loss ends Auburn’s Southeastern Conference championship hopes and knocks the Tigers out of consideration for a spot in the playoff. Auburn (7-3, 5-2 SEC, No. 9 CFP) had been…

Auburn holding out Pettway against Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Kamryn Pettway, the nation’s No. 4 rusher for No. 8 Auburn, is not playing in Saturday’s game against Georgia. Pettway hurt his left leg on a long run in last week’s 23-16 win over Vanderbilt. Pettway is with the team but not in uniform against Georgia. Kerryon Johnson started at running back for Auburn, which is…

AU’s Carlson named one of three Groza Award “Stars of the Week”

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (palmbeachsports.com) — This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, college football’s top kicking award presented by the Orange Bowl. Each week the Palm Beach County Sports Commission recognizes three of the top kickers from FBS division teams as the “Stars of the Week.”  Daniel Carlson became the most prolific field goal kicker in…

No. 11 Auburn survives for 23-16 win over Vanderbilt

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An injured Sean White came off the bench to throw a touchdown pass and Josh Holsey intercepted a last-minute throw to lift No. 11 Auburn to a come-from-behind, 23-16 win Saturday over Vanderbilt. The Tigers (7-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 9 CFP) sputtered after starting John Franklin III in place of White, who had an unspecified…

Pettway runs wild as Auburn beats Mississippi 40-29

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Kamryn Pettway ran for a career-high 236 yards and a touchdown, Sean White added 247 yards passing and No. 15 Auburn beat Mississippi 40-29 on Saturday night. Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly threw for a school-record 465 yards, beating Archie Manning’s previous mark of 436 yards set in 1969. Kelly also threw three touchdowns and one interception….

Auburn’s early kickoff for Vanderbilt

AUBURN, Ala. (auburntigers.com) — Get out your sunglasses. Auburn football will have a rare day game, at least this season, when it plays host to Vanderbilt on Nov. 5. The Southeastern Conference set the time for 11 a.m. The game will be telecast by either ESPN, ESPN2 or the SEC Network, the league office announced Monday. No. 15 Auburn has played mostly…