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Big plays order of day in first half of Birmingham Bowl
Dec. 30, 2015

Birmingham Bowl
Auburn was off and running in the Birmingham Bowl

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

BIRMNGHAM, Ala. ― Auburn showed a little trickery early in the Birmingham Bowl on Wednesday on the way to a 10-10 tie with Memphis at Legion Field.

A fake punt set up a 20-yard Daniel Carlson for Auburn's first score and Kerryon Johnson scored on an 8-yard run out of the Wildcat formation for a 10-0 first quarter lead.

A Memphis field goal and a Reggis Ball 56-yard interception return tied things up in the second quarter.

Carlson's field goal was a record-setter. It gave him 23 on the season, a single-season Auburn record. Johnson's TD run came with 1:58 left in the first quarter.

Alas, another trick play, a pass thrown by receiver Jason Smith, was intercepted.

But Auburn's Blake Countess came through with another big play, blocking a Jake Elliott field goal try with 5:55 left in the second quarter.

Memphis will receive the second-half kickoff.


 

 

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