The defending BSC champions were supposed to have a relatively poor season in 2011 given the number of starters they lost and the brutal schedule, however they showed considerable pluck in holding off the highly regarded Mississippi State to move to 2-0 in the SEC West.
The Tigers started a underdogs in this one having dropped out of the rankings following a less than impressive win over Utah State, and in this one they had to show the same fighting spirit to hold out against the Bulldogs, who despite this defeat should have a good season.
The Bulldogs piled up 531 yards of offense compared to the Tigers 381 and dominated time of possession, however it was the Tigers who made the plays that mattered including a game saving last ditch tackle by Ryan Smith in the games last play which stopped the impressive Bulldogs QB Chris Relf virtually on the goal line.
The final Score was 41-34 and now Auburn will fancy their chances of making a 3-0 start when they face Clemson. On the other side the Bulldogs might find themselves 1-2 as they take on LSU who are looking like a BSC team already.