Auburn football: Things you should know about Kamryn Pettway; Tigers fall one run short vs. Gators
Welcome to SEC Country’s daily War Eagle Wakeup, a rundown of everything happening in Auburn football and Auburn Tigers athletics with Lauren Shute. Today, we discuss Kamryn Pettway’s 2016 and Auburn baseball’s strange night in Hoover.
Summer study session
Few were prepared for Kamryn Pettway’s breakout 2016 season.
For one, it was unexpected. Then, when No. 36 started rolling (or rather, steamrolling) the year flew by.
Pettway’s remarkable year came to a halt as Auburn reached the bottom of its schedule. And unfortunately, nagging injuries prevented the former H-back from the ending he would have liked.
Regardless of the issues and slow start (Pettway wasn’t really expected to be in the rotation until starter Kerryon Johnson suffered an ankle injury against Mississippi State), Pettway put together a tremendous year.
The bruising back made the decision to return to the Plains for at least one more year.
And before he gets moving toward what could be a season with Heisman hopes, here’s a recap of some of the most striking parts of Pettway’s year.
Study up on these fast facts. You’re going to want to know exactly what records Pettway is approaching this fall.
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) May 24, 2017
- SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson writes that linebacker Tre’ Williams is ready to take over Auburn football during his senior season.
- AL.com says Marquis McClain has ‘a lot of growing up to do‘ before he cracks the rotation.
- Michael Niziolek, of Auburn Undercover, says this is how many times Gus Malzahn has tweeted ‘BOOM.‘
- FlyWarEagle says Auburn is attempting to prove Alabama isn’t the only winning program in the state.
- Saturday Down South points out that former Auburn player Duke Williams is still playing football — just not in the NFL.
- SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk says incoming wide receiver Noah Igbinoghene ended up at Auburn in order to also stay close to home.
Happening on the Plains
An early morning for baseball
Auburn baseball lost a tough game to No. 1 seeded Florida just a few hours ago.
The Gators jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in Hoover. But Butch Thompson’s team didn’t give up — even when it started pouring rain at the SEC Tournament.
The Tigers tied things up in the top of the seventh when Dylan Ingram scored the tying run after a wild pitch. But in the eighth inning, they walked in the game-winning run in the Gators’ 5-4 victory.
But Thompson’s team isn’t done. They’ll have a few hours and then return to the diamond to face either Mississippi State or Arkansas.
FINAL: Auburn falls to Florida 5-4. Tigers will face loser of Miss State/Arkansas tomorrow at 4:30 CT#WarEagle
— Auburn Baseball (@AuburnBaseball) May 25, 2017
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