Auburn shook off some early rust in Week 3 to drop Mercer by a 24-10 score, thanks in large part to quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
The sophomore rung up a completion percentage of 86.5 percent (32 of 37 passing), making it the second-best single-game effort in SEC history (minimum 30 throws) behind Tim Tebow, who had an 88.6 percent day in 2009 against Cincinnati.
Kamryn Pettway accounted for all 3 of Auburn’s touchdowns while garnering 128 yards on the ground.
Despite the big numbers, the Tigers’ struggles against Mercer were brutally evident in a first half. And fans weren’t happy.
Check out what Auburn fans are saying about the performance and join the conversation here.
Note: Comments are taken verbatim from Auburn Tigers — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Diane Duffee Kiser: Sloppy, frustrating & very hard to watch!
Karen Scott: Gus and Jacobs need to go. They are running the program into the ground. We get good players now but that will end if this is allowed to continue.
Amie Cook: Where was Kam Martin? Should have given him and some of the others a chance so Pettway didn’t have to do EVERYTHING RB-wise. Stidham played much better. NOW HANG ON TO THE FREAKIN BALL and we’ll be golden.
Tom Wright: Ridiculous/ Malzahn must be fired tonight — scrap it and plan for ’18 and beyond — Chip Kelly is available — go get him right now.
Rowdy Wade: Like watching paint dry. I guess the rest of AU’s running backs were suspended… Stidham finished like 32 for 37 with 360 in the air so don’t even start blaming him today fans.
Rebecca Haston: Unfortunately, not a very good game!! Maybe it was because they weren’t worried about Mercer, but they better get serious about how they play in every game or they will be at the bottom instead of near the top!!
Rick Law: Gus is there because Cam was good when Gus was the Offensive Coordinator. Just proves Cam’s success had nothing to do with Gus.
Darryl Tolbert: Goodbye Gus and Jacobs them two only hurt the program. We have way too great of talented players for them to suffer like this.
Rustyn Robinson: The offensive line was struggling against an FCS team we don’t have a chance in the SEC with the any of the offensive minds calling the plays.
Ann Chapman: Glad for the win but definitely nothing to brag about! War Eagle!