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Sport Auburn football is about to do something they haven’t done in 90 years

22:00  16 september  2021
22:00  16 september  2021 Source:   thecomeback.com

Temple-Rutgers football game postponed to Saturday due to flooding

  Temple-Rutgers football game postponed to Saturday due to flooding The remnants of Hurricane Ida have continued to cause damage throughout portions of the United States and impact sports calendars ahead of Labor Day weekend. © Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com via Imagn Content Services, LLC SHI Stadium Both the Temple Owls and Rutgers Scarlet Knights football programs confirmed in statements that Thursday's game to be held at Rutgers' SHI Stadium has been postponed to Saturday because of the massive amounts of flooding caused by historic rain in the area on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled at noon on Saturday.

The No. 22 Auburn Tigers travel to Happy Valley this weekend to take on the No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions. It’s a huge showdown with major implications for both programs. Auburn, coming off a 6-5 season, is looking to reassert itself as a powerhouse football program under new coach Bryan Harsin. Meanwhile, Penn State is trying to insert itself into the College Football Playoff picture as head coach James Franklin fights off rumors about the USC job.

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However, there’s also another wild bit of trivia that will take place this weekend when these two teams play. This will be the first time in 90 years that the SEC’s Auburn has played a road Big Ten game. In fact, this will be Auburn’s first-ever road game at a Big Ten school since the SEC was formed in 1932.

Nix, Auburn give Harsin dominating debut, 60-10 over Akron

  Nix, Auburn give Harsin dominating debut, 60-10 over Akron With Ohio backed up to its own goal line, the Syracuse defense leaves little doubt as multiple defenders get into the backfield to make the tackle and get the safety. Watch as Cuse takes an early 9-0 lead on the road in this ACC Must See Moment.

The last time Auburn traveled to play a school that is currently in the Big Ten, was for a game against the Wisconsin Badgers on October 10, 1931. The game ended in a 7-7 tie. At the time, Auburn was part of the Southern Conference (SoCon).

SEC schools have long had a reputation for not traveling very far across the country. Florida’s 2029 game against Colorado in Boulder will be their first true road game outside of the state of Florida in nonconference play since traveling to Syracuse in 1991.

Given what we’re told about the importance of the strength of schedule when it comes to rankings and the College Football Playoff, that seems wild. But then again, it’s also a testament to the value of an SEC schedule, that these schools haven’t felt the need to test themselves on the road because they’re being tested enough already by their conference foes.

[Macon.com]

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Penn State's James Franklin is still fuming over officiating error against Auburn .
During the second quarter of Saturday’s game, the referees somehow managed to take two downs from the Nittany Lions on an intentional grounding call instead of one. It essentially led to Penn State punting on third down instead of fourth, which had Franklin fuming at halftime. Franklin still wasn’t over it on Thursday. On the "Penn State Coaches Show," Franklin admitted the team had to “clean up” some penalty issues. He then took the opportunity to take a shot at the SEC officiating crew that handled the Auburn game.“I think we have Big Ten officials this week,” Franklin said, via Mark Brennan of 247Sports.

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