November 5, 2009

Freshman WR delivering in the clutch

Late in last Saturday's game against Ole Miss, Auburn faced a 3rd-and-7 trying to run out the clock. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn had plenty of options.

Quarterback Chris Todd could throw it to any of his veteran receivers like Terrell Zachery, Darvin Adams, Mario Fannin or Tommy Trott

He could hand it off to Ben Tate, who had already rushed for over 120 yards against the Rebels.

There were plenty of veterans Malzahn could turn to in that crucial situation. But Malzahn turned to a true freshman instead. And Travante Stallworth delivered with an 8-yard run.

Auburn ran out the clock four plays later ending a three-game losing streak.

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