Simming the Season, Week 1: Tigers trounce Cougs

Tre Mason went bananas against the Cougs, ringing up 161 yards to go with his 3 TDs. - John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

The Cougars received no southern hospitality when the Tigers of Auburn won 63-3.

Well, I guess the silver lining is that people won't be upset because this isn't realistic enough? The defending Rose Bowl champs went into Auburn's Jordan Hare Stadium confident but came out in a body bag. 63-3? Yikes. The good news is that ... never mind, there really is no good news here. The entire team was atrocious, and people will now be upset because losing to Auburn 63-3 isn't realistic enough. I digress.

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Passing:

Connor Halliday: 5/11, 84 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 0 sacks, L39

Austin Apodaca: 12/24, 62 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, 3 sacks, L10

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Jonathan Wallace: 19/28, 345 yards, 1 TD, 0 sacks, L56

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Rushing:

Leon Brooks: 2 carries, 10 yards

Apodaca: 9 carries, 4 yards

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Tre Mason: 23 carries, 161 yards, 3 TDs

Cameron Artis-Payne: 19 carries, 84 yards, 2 TDs

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Receiving:

Cole Madison: 5 catches, 25 yards

Dominique Williams: 3 catches, 21 yards

Teondray Caldwell: 3 catches, 13 yards

Gabe Marks: 2 catches, 33 yards

Bobby Ratliff: 2 catches, 10 yards

Vince Mayle: 1 catch, 39 yards

Brett Bartolone: 1 catch, 5 yards

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Defense:

Cyrus Coen: 8 tackles, 3 solo, 2 deflections

Darryl Monroe: 6 tackles, 2 solo, 2 TFL

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Special Teams:

Andrew Furney: 1/1, 27 yard FG

Michael Bowlin: 2 kickoffs, 1 touchback; 9 punts, 398 yards (44.2 avg), 353 net (39.2 avg), 5 inside the 20, L58

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  • Time of Possession: Auburn 39:52, WSU 20:07
  • Auburn only punted twice, both times in the 4th quarter
  • When I originally simmed the game, I was in my personal dynasty. I won 27-7, and I was excited but disappointed because people would think it wasn't realistic again. I realized my error, went into the CougCenter dynasty, and laughed for about 10 minutes. 63-3? That's hilarious. I think what made me laugh the most is that I could see this happening.
  • Their backup QB had more yards rushing (16) than we did as a team (14).
  • In case you wanted to keep track of these things, the three sacks given up by the Cougs were credited to Eduardo Middleton, Rico Forbes, and John Fullington.

That's all for this week, but we'll be back on Friday. Hopefully, we'll have a much better result against USC (but I doubt it). Until then, happy gaming, and Go Cougs.

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