Is Auburn and Todd Ready For SEC Opener??

Matt RamsayContributor ISeptember 9, 2008

    The question Auburn fans have been asking all of spring, summer and the first two games of the season is finally answered and that answer is Chris Todd.  He will go into Starkville, Mississippi Saturday night on ESPN 2 at 6PM the starter of the Auburn Tigers.  Before, Auburn can take off, and make this a special season they must take care of business Saturday night vs Mississippi State. Something they could not do last year at home with a three year starter Brandon Cox and now back-up quarterback or quarterback 1-B, whatever makes Kodi Burns happy.  Now, they throw Todd into the fire of his first career SEC game on the road versus a team with nothing to lose.  While Auburn could see its dream season of an SEC championship and BCS Bowl Game fly out the window, before it even gets off the ground.  Last week against Southern Miss in his first start, Todd went 21 of 31 for 248 yards and 0 touchdowns a very respectable 67 completion percentage.  Now the questions still remain can Todd throw the deep ball an average of 12 yards a pass is not very impressive, but very effective.  The defense he will see this week will be much improved over the last two that Todd saw.  Will Todd still be able to pass with the accuracy he had last week to open up what Auburn still does best and that is run the ball.  Lets say Todd cant hook up with his receivers and turns the ball over and Auburn cant get into a rhythm running the football, and all they can manage only 10 points in the what can you do for me now spread attack. No, need to fear Tiger fans the defense will remain solid and with Devin Hester.....wait i mean Robert Dunn returning punts, Auburn should still be good for a win.  As a first time really bad writer on this site and about to be first time prediction of a game. I believe Todd and the Auburn offense will come out blazing, and behind the best defence in the SEC Auburn and Todd both win their first SEC game.

Prediction Auburn 38 Mississippi State 9