Unsung heroes from Auburn’s 17-9 loss to Mississippi State
Auburn has been inconsistent on offense and defense through four games, which has resulted in a 2-2 start for the Tigers.
Players like Peyton Barber, who lead the team in rushing again on Saturday against Mississippi State, have gotten recognition for good play over the first four games.
Here are the players who haven’t gotten their recognition for good performances in Auburn’s 17-9 loss on Saturday:
Kevin Phillips (Jr. punter)
Phillips had a punt average of 41.4 yards on five punts. Only one of Phillips’ punts was downed inside the 20, but he did a good job of not giving Mississippi State the ball with good field position.
Kerryon Johnson (Fr. running back)
Johnson was second behind Barber in all-purpose yards with 60. He had 28 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards. Johnson provided a good change of pace from Barber to help Auburn move the ball throughout the game.
Carlton Davis (Fr. defensive back)
Davis was beaten for one of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott’s two touchdown passes, but he also forced a fumble that set up one of Auburn’s three field goals. Davis was also second on the team with 6 tackles.