There's been plenty of hand wringing and open dismay about Auburn's season opening win over Utah State. That's understandable, considering the Tigers had to score twice in the final three minutes to avoid an embarrassing upset.
But, lost in all of that concern and worry is the Auburn offense, which delivered when it had to. Barrett Trotter was outstanding in his first career, and four receivers caught at least four balls each.
So, the Tigers offense is brimming with confidence as the team prepares to host Mississippi State on Saturday.
"Barrett (Trotter) and the receivers had a lot of good chemistry going," Junior Wide Receiver Emory Blake said. "We did well out on the perimeter, but there's still a lot of work to be done, and we're ready to get back to work this week for Mississippi State."
The Tigers admit they didn't play as well as they would've liked against the Aggies. But, the team also says that's what an opener is for, to iron out the kinks and see where they need to improve heading into week two.
"It was really important," junior wide receiver Travante Stallworth said. "All the first game jitters are out now, and everybody will be back to their normal selves hopefully, so we're just going to come out against Mississippi State and just try to battle the whole game."
The Tigers will host the Bulldogs at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday, and the game is being carried on WTVY.