Monday, September 15, 2008

Auburn Dynasty Mode: Week 3

after the 3-2 debacle that was Auburn vs. Mississippi State in our reality, i decided to show everyone how you really take care of those damn Cowbell ringers. Virtual Auburn heads to Starkganistan for their first road trip of the season against their first SEC opponent. after that all parallels between the real Auburn Tigers and my video game squad end. after two weeks of rotating QBs I've picked my QB for the year and it's Kodi Burns. his ability to run and get outside the pocket our far to valuable for him to be used in spot work. take note Coach Franklin, this is how you run a fucking spread.

after settling on my starting QB i also have been able to pick my best receiving corp, which consists of a starting group of Rod Smith and Montez Billings on the outsides and Mario Fannin and Robert Dunn on the insides. Tight End Tommy Trott rounds out my starting receivers and i continue alternating Ben Tate and Brad Lester in the backfield or putting both of them back there in a two back set. Lester is the quicker running back and a better receiver, so i generally will send him out to the slot where he can get mismatches against linebackers for big gains. Chris Slaughter alternates with Billings on the outside because he's a better deep threat, but Billings has been my best redzone receiver behind Trott.

coming into this game my defense has yet to allow a point has allowed the lowest yards per game. they also lead the nation in sacks and forced fumbles and are 10th in interceptions. all in all it's a nasty group, just like their real life counterparts. Sen'Derrick Marks, Antonio Coleman, Michael Goggans, and Tray Blackmon have all been nightmares for opposing QBs and Chris Evans has been my best run stopper. and not much changed in this game, as Auburn held Mississippi State to less than 150 total yards although they did give up their first points of the season. Michael McNeil lead the team with 7 tackles and both Tray Blackmon and Antonio Coleman helped add to the national sack lead with 2 a piece.

the offense produced 401 total yards, most of which came from starting QB Kodi Burns. Kodi passed for 166 yards and 1 touchdown while rushing for 114 yards and another score. Ben Tate and Brad Lester each added td rushes of their own and even true freshman Eric Smith got into the act with a goal line touchdown where he ran over 3 Mississippi State defenders.

the receiving corp didn't see a lot of action because i was having too much fun tearing the Bulldogs up on the ground with Burns. Mario Fannin had three catches for 58 yards and Brad Lester had 1 long catch for 54 yards and a touchdown.

so unlike the 3-2 nightmare of real life, Auburn rolled over Mississippi State 42-10 to go to 3 and 0 on the year. up next, LSU.

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