Auburn football podcast: Here’s what Auburn must do to defeat Clemson 

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Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. In this edition, SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson joins the show to preview the Auburn-Clemson game and what Auburn must do to limit the defending national champions. In Episode 19, the experts discuss Auburn’s chances for its first road game this season and areas where the Tigers need to improve from their performance in the season opener. 

Auburn football podcast: Here’s what Auburn must do to defeat Clemson

Start of the show: Blackerby and Ferguson discuss the respect that Auburn has for Clemson and identify exactly how big of a game this could be for Auburn whether they win or lose. Clemson reloads so well every year, but Auburn also lost talented players to the NFL after last season. The experts point out that Jeff Holland could be better this season than Carl Lawson was a year ago.

Seven-minute mark: Its clear that Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham held on to the ball too long when looking to pass in the Tigers’ season opener against Georgia Southern. Clemson’s defensive line is one of the best in the country, according to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. The offense on Saturday will hinge on Stidham’s ability to stand upright and deliver the football quickly and accurately.

15-minute mark: Ferguson and Blackerby discuss the return of Kamryn Pettway from his one-game suspension. With Kerryon Johnson being injured last week, the experts discuss how much pressure should be put on Pettway and how much of it should be shared among the backs behind him. Kam Martin stepped up last Saturday and rushed for over 130 yards and earned a score, but his size holding up against Clemson’s defense is something worth mentioning.

End of the show: Blackerby asks Ferguson to make his pick and to elaborate on it. Fans will want to hear what he has to say.

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