L ast year in a win over Clemson, Auburn football coach Gene Chizik told everyone that God was All In with the Auburn program—Chizik declared the victory A God Thing™. Today God wasn’t All In for Auburn. This time God picked Clemson to win.
How else do you explain a diving interception of Barrett Trotter by Coty Sensabaugh in the fourth quarter?
Or Auburn’s stout defense giving up over 600 yards of total offense?
Or the circus juggling catch by Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins to convert on third down and keep the clock running?
Using Gene Chizik’s theology of football, we should ask why did God turn his back on Auburn? Was there some reason to smite the Tigers? Some sin like Achan’s before the defeat at Ai?
These are troubling questions.
What will God require to once again favor Auburn?
Should we place blame on the offense? After all, the offense scored fewer points on Clemson than the Wofford Terriers! Clemson defeated Wofford 35-27 and beat Auburn 38-24.
Or perhaps it is on the defense? It is hard to win when you surrender 38 points, 34 points and 38 points in consecutive weeks.
God, why hast thou forsaken Auburn?
Football fans and football theologians everywhere are wondering!