Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Auburn Dynasty Mode: Week 1
because i didn't feel like my blog was nerdy enough as it was, i've decided to document my NCAA Football 2009 Dynasty Season for my Auburn Tigers on their quest for the national title. yeah, like i said, dorky to the max.
so virtual Auburn opens up their season with Louisiana-Monroe at home. coming into this game EA Sports has Auburn ranked #16 in the nation. my impact players are listed as Defensive Tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, Runningback Ben Tate, and Wide Receiver Rodgeriqus Smith. but i fully expect Brad Lester and Kodi Burns to be a huge part of this team.
Auburn opens the game with a bang as freshman wideout Philip Pierre-Louis returns the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown. the rest of the day would just go downhill from there for the Warhawks. Auburn wasted no time and intercepted the first pass of the game, giving them the ball back on the 18 yard line. two plays later Ben Tate was smashing over the goal line for a 2 yard score.
all day the Auburn defense completely dominated ULM. giving up -5 yards rushing and only 50 yards passing. all the while wracking up 3 interceptions, 2 forces fumbles, and 5 sacks. Chris Evans lead the defense with 6 tackles (3 for loss) and clocked in 1 sack. Tray Blackmon got 4 tackles of his own with another sack. Marks added 2 big sacks and Michael Goggans got 1 as well.
because of the defensive dominance Auburn pretty much had the ball in ULM territory all day, so the chance to put up huge stats really wasn't there. Ben Tate rushed for only 32 yards and a touchdown, while Brad Lester added just 23 yards of his own and another 2 scores.
the receivers didn't have eye popping numbers either. Mario Fannin was the leader with 3 catches for 59 yards and a td. Montez Billings and Tommy Trott added touchdown catches of their own and Sophomore Chris Slaughter had one 54 yards catch. Robert Dunn also got a touchdown on a punt return (just like in the real AU/ULM game).
the real star of the game was Quarterback Kodi Burns who gashed ULM on the ground and through the air. Kodi piled on 147 yards rushing @ 18.4 yards per carry and 2 rushing scores. he passed for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns before leaving the game in the 4th Quarter to avoid any injuries. Chris Todd added another 30 yards passing and a touchdown pass in relief.
at the end of the day Auburn easily rolled to victory with a final score of 73-0. next up, Southern Mississippi.
god i am a huge fucking OCD nerd.