August 16, 2008

Offense produces big plays in scrimmage

Auburn's offense didn't waste any time making a statement in the Tigers' second scrimmage of preseason camp.

On the first series, AU offensive coordinator Tony Franklin called for an option against a defense that was stacked up at the line of scrimmage. Burns broke left, got the d-end to commit and then pitched it to Ben Tate.

Approximately "65-70" yards and a few cutbacks later, Tate was in the endzone for the first of what would be "five or six" touchdowns for the offense according to Tate.

"Kodi attacked the d-end just like he was supposed to and pitched me the ball," said Tate. "I went down the sideline and cut back across the field and just outran everybody else.

"It was a nice run. It was a good play call by coach Franklin."

Tate's run was one of several big plays for the offense during the early part of the scrimmage.

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