The Auburn Tigers Aim to Improve Passing Game Against Samford

The Auburn Tigers Aim to Improve Passing Game Against Samford


The Auburn Tigers are focused on improving their passing game as they get ready to take on Samford on Saturday, September 16th. Despite their recent win against Cal, Auburn struggled with their passing offense, with neither Peyton Thorne nor Robby Ashford being consistent passers this season. Thorne has passed for 235 yards, while Ashford has primarily been used as a runner, throwing just 3 completions for 3 yards in two games.

In their victory over Cal, Auburn didn’t attempt a pass in the third quarter. This reflects their need to work on their passing strategies and execution. The Tigers’ defense, however, has been strong, allowing only 10 points to Cal. This is the lowest amount of points Auburn has given up to a Power 5 opponent since their 34-3 win against Arkansas in 2018.

On the other side, Samford struggled defensively, giving up 546 total yards against Western Carolina. Auburn has historically dominated this series, with 19 shutouts, and Samford’s only non-loss came in a tie game in 1927.

The game between Auburn and Samford will take place at 6 p.m. on September 16th and will be live-streamed on ESPN+. Subscriptions to ESPN+ are available for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Additionally, ESPN+ is part of a bundle offer with Disney+ and Hulu (ad-supported) for $12.99/month.

For those looking to watch the game on television, SEC Network Plus will broadcast the Auburn-Samford game, but it won’t be available on traditional television. Viewers can access it in the ESPN app without the need for an ESPN+ subscription, if they have SEC Network in their TV package.

Overall, Auburn’s focus on improving their passing game will be key in their matchup against Samford. With their strong defense, they have the opportunity to secure another victory and continue their dominance in this series.

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– SEC Network Plus: The Associated Press (The Associated Press contributed to this report)