Instant Analysis, Auburn vs. Washington

September 1, 2018 By Taylor Jones

Jarrett Stidham
Auburn football practice on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 in Auburn, Ala.
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Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta, Georgia)

This marks the third consecutive game that Auburn has played in this stadium, they are 0-2 in previous appearances.

This is the first meeting between Auburn and Washington. Auburn is 8-3 all-time vs. Pac-12 opponents. Auburn defeated Washington State 31-24 to open the 2013 season at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Washington is 3-10 overall vs. the SEC. Washington is 1-0 against Mississippi State and Florida and is 1-2 against Texas A&M. The Huskies fell to Alabama in the 2016 Peach Bowl, a College Football Playoff Semi-Final, 24-10.

Uniform combos:

UW- Gold/Purple/Gold/Black/Black

AU- White/White/White/White/White


Auburn wins toss, elects to differ. Washington will receive opening kick


Anders Carlson’s first career kickoff is booted through the end zone, Washington takes over 1st and 10 from the 25-yard line.

Washington is forced to punt on their opening drive, key play being Daniel Thomas stopping Myles Gaskin on the first play from scrimmage.

Auburn’s Ryan Davis returns the punt to Washington 36 yard line.

Auburn caps 6 plays, 36-yard drive with a 10-yard pass from Stidham to Sal Canella. 2pt try is no good. Auburn 6 Washington 0 (11:45)

Washington begins next drive at 25-yard line.

Jamel Deen picks off Jake Browning. Auburn takes over 1st and 10 at Auburn 37 yard line.

Stidham completes the pass to Nate Craig-Myers for 24 yards and a first down to the 19-yard line

Anders Carlson attempts 32-yard FG, the attempt is good. Auburn caps 11 play, 49-yard drive. Auburn 9 Washington 0

Washington takes over at 25-yard line

Auburn defense called for roughing the passer, moves Washington to 14-yard line following 32-yard pass completion to Aaron Fuller

Marlon Davidson hurries Jake Browning, throws an incomplete pass to set up 4th and 10 from 14.

32-yard attempt by Peyton Henry is good. Washington caps 7 play, 61-yard drive. Auburn 9 Washington 3

Boobie Whitlow returns kick to the 24-yard line

Seth Williams catches a 17-yard pass from Stidham

Boobie Whitlow carries for two yards

Anders Carlson attempts a 33-yard field goal, the attempt is hooked. Score remains Auburn 9 Washington 3



Washington forced to punt after an incomplete pass. Ryan Davis returns the punt to the 14-yard line. Two holding calls bring possession back to own 27

Kam Martin rushes 19 yards to convert 4th and 1.

Anders Carlson attempts a 28-yard field goal, the attempt is good. Auburn caps 12 plays, 64-yard drive. Auburn 12 Washington 3 with 10:35 to go in the 2nd quarter.

Anders Carlson kicks the ball through the end zone. Washington begins next drive at 25

Dontavius Russell tackles Salvon Ahmed in the backfield for a loss of 4

Javaris Davis is hurt on the play, being taken to the tunnel for evaluation.

Russell again making the stop on a key play. Loss of three on sack. 4th and goal from 11.

28 yard field goal attempt is good by Peyton Henry. Caps 9 play, 64-yard drive. Auburn 12 Washington 6 

Washington throws 42-yard pass to set up inside the 10-yard line, Auburn defense forces them to kick a field goal.

Whitlow returns the ball to 27-yard line.

Stidham gains 18 yards on a fake. 1st down Auburn following defensive holding

Shaun Shivers carries the ball for a first down.

Stidham fumbles the football, Driscoll recovers. 3rd down.

Anders Carlson attempts 53-yard field goal, it’s good. Auburn’s drive- 10 plays 38 yards. Auburn 15 Washington 6

Washington takes over at 25

13 yard touchdown pass from Browning to Quentin Pounds. XP is good. Washington drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 40 seconds. A huge pass interference call set up the Huskies score. Auburn 15 Washington 13



Auburn forced to punt for first time on first drive of second half.

Washington having an easy time passing the ball in their first possession of the 2nd half, Auburn with a pass interference call gives them more yardage.

Washington throws for touchdown, but a pick play is called for pass interference, moving Washington back.

Peyton Henry’s 40-yard field goal attempt is no good. Auburn still leads Washington, 15-13 with 9:57 remaining in the 3rd quarter. 

Carlson attempts a 54-yard field goal, the attempt is wide right. Score remains 15-13 Auburn with 7:03 remaining in the third quarter. 

A pass interference call sets up Washington with a good chance to score.

On third down inside the 5, Nick Coe hit Browning as he intended to pitch ball, fumbles. Darrell Williams recovers. 

Auburn forced to punt, KJ Britt called for unnecessary roughness, setting Washington up 1st and 10 from 42.


4th quarter

Auburn stops Washington again, forced to kick a field goal. Henry’s 30-yard attempt is good. 9 plays, 45 yards. Washington 16 Auburn 15.

Auburn inside the 10, third down.

Boobee Whitlow rushes 10 yards for first career touchdown, 2pt play is no good. Auburn leads 21-16 with 6:15 to go in the game.