SEC: Portent of horror or Auburn gets strategery?

Watch highlights of Auburn’s epic win over Utah State. The Auburn Tigers came from behind against an equal opponent in Saturday’s early SEC action. The Tigers defeated Utah State 42-38.

Auburn won with an impressive 3 of 9 on third down conversions and an overpowering 364 total yards while surrendering only 449 total yards to Utah State’s offense. Auburn controlled the clock with an impressive 22:09 in time of possession compared to Utah State’s meager 37:41. Auburn was a disciplined team committing only 7 penalties for 60 yards.

What was most impressive was Auburn’s rushing attack and rushing defense. Auburn gained an amazing 78 yards on the ground on 30 rushes, but surrendered only 215 yards rushing on 51 attempts (4.2 yards per rush average).

Was this a portent of future horror as Auburn’s SEC football schedule begins? Or was this simply Auburn getting stategery (like George W. Bush) and hiding all its weapons to unleash on the unsuspecting Mississippi State Bulldogs?