Auburn 21 Washington 16 | Recap&Highlights

posted by Mason Black - 

The Tigers last 2 games in the Mercedes Benz stadium were both losses in the National spotlight, the Tigers made sure it wasn't going to be 3 with a huge 21-16 win over the #6 Washington Huskies on opening day. Auburn moved the ball with ease in the first half but just couldn't turn the drives into touchdowns, only field goals. 

Jarrett Stidham showed that the he is one of the best quarterbacks in the country as he carved up a defense that ranked in the top 10 last year. Stidham finished 26/36 for 273 yards and a touchdown while chipping in 23 yards rushing.

After the loss of Kerryon Johnson to the NFL, Kam Martin shouldered the weight of being the Tiger's starting running back by carrying the ball 22 times for 80 yards. Redshirt Freshman Jatarvious Whitlow picked up 28 yards on 8 carries with the most important coming on 3rd down in the 4th quarter as he barreled through Washington defenders for the go ahead score. 

Ryan Davis led receivers with 7 catches for 52 yards, Chandler Cox slipped out of the backfield numerous times to get 52 yards on 4 catches, Darius Slayton caught 3 balls for 41 yards, Nate Craig-Myers snagged 2 balls for 39 yards, and true Freshman Seth Williams had 2 receptions for 37 yards.

Catch the highlights above or the FULL game below. 

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