Auburn/Clemson Game is Here!

By September 8, 2017News

Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson hasn’t practiced since suffering a right leg injury last week against Georgia Southern, leaving his availability for tomorrow at No. 3 Clemson very much in doubt. Head coach Gus Malzahn said on Tiger Talk last night that Johnson hasn’t practiced all week but,  Auburn is “hoping to get him back in the near future.” Johnson suffered the injury at the end of a 34-yard gain in the second quarter. He had rushed for 136 yards on 16 carries at that point, and had he not pulled up, he might have scored his second touchdown on the play. The injury, is believed to be to Johnson’s lower right hamstring. If Johnson is unable to go, Auburn will rely on Kamryn Pettway — who is back after serving a one-game suspension— as well as Kam Martin (14 carries, 136 yards, one touchdown against the Eagles), Malik Miller (three carries, 15 yards) and true freshman Devan Barrett (five carries, 26 yards). Backup quarterback Sean White will not play due to a suspension. But Malik Willis is said to be ready if needed. Clemson is currently favored by 4 1/2. But the Auburn vaunted defense and the new, more balanced Auburn offense really doesn’t care what the odds-makers have to say,it’s time for redemption. 

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