Starkville, Miss. — Montravius Adams played well through Auburn’s first five home games. And going on the road wasn’t a problem for the senior defensive lineman, either.
The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Adams scored his first-career defensive touchdown on Saturday, recovering a fumble forced by junior Carl Lawson as the second quarter was winding down in Wade Davis Stadium. The score put Auburn up 35-0.
Montravius Adams is playing his best football right now, Gus Malzahn said this week. Um, yep. pic.twitter.com/QLoVwvaWKZ
— Lauren Shute (@LShute13) October 8, 2016
The scoop and score is just the latest impressive play by the senior.
Before Auburn’s homecoming game last weekend, defensive coordinator Kevin Steele challenged Adams to block a punt. Steele later admitted he didn’t expect Adams to actually make the play.
Adams, however, took the challenge seriously.
During the second quarter, Adams blocked a ULM 42-yard field goal attempt in Auburn’s 58-7 homecoming blowout of the Warhawks. It was the first regular season blocked field goal by a Tiger since the 2013 Iron Bowl.
When asked about the senior DL earlier in the week, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn’s answer was simple: “He’s playing his best football right now.”