The Auburn Tigers took their first loss of the season in the 2012 opener against the Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta. The Tigers played well in spots, but overall, the performance landed them with a loss and a failing grade.
Auburn introduced two new coordinators and a new quarterback, so the loss does not come as a big surprise for the youthful Auburn team. Auburn had a chance to win the ballgame after taking a lead toward the middle of the second half, but an inability to capitalize on red zone opportunities left Auburn looking for more by games end.
Looking into the performances by the Tigers in the season opener, here are the grades for the starters that took the field against Clemson.