September 7, 2009

Pressure off Auburn's defense

While Auburn's offense struggled moving the ball and scoring points the last couple of seasons, more pressure was put on the defense to keep the game close. That can wear on any team and it certainly did on the 2008 team, which lost seven of its last nine games.

But 2009 is a new year and a brand new offense made its debut Saturday with 556 total yards and 37 points.

"It was very motivating to see that offense rolling," linebacker Josh Bynes said. "We kept getting three-and-outs against La Tech; our offense converted it into positive yards. It's something we really needed."

Auburn's offense really got rolling in the second half, piling up 357 yards and 24 points. Part of its design is to wear down defenses in the second half with a fast-paced, no-huddle attack.

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