Auburn's First Scrimmage

Head coach Tommy Tuberville described Auburn's only full-scale scrimmage of two-a-days as "a little sloppy" as the Tigers worked for over two hours in front of approximately 8,500 fans at Jordan Hare Stadium.

"It was a little sloppy," said Tuberville.  "We're making some progress in some areas.  When you scrimmage, you don't play everybody.  We held some of our defensive and offensive linemen out.  The execution I was concerned about was with our quarterbacks.  We didn't look as sharp as we should.  That gives us a point to start at to try to get better. 

"We ran the ball fairly well.  Defensively, it looked like we had the upper hand and we should.  We're not ready to play a game yet.  We have a lot of things to work on from the snap all the way to the kicking game."

Auburn's running game was led by Ronnie Brown who rushed for 99 yards on 10 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 67 and six yards.  Carnell Williams rushed for 21 yards on six carries while Tre Smith netted 29 yards on eight carries.  Brandon Jacobs scored a touchdown on four-yard run and finished with 24 yards on nine carries.

Jason Campbell threw two touchdown passes, hooking up with Courtney Taylor on a seven-yard pass play and Brandon Johnson who made an acrobatic catch on a 12-yard pass.  Campbell completed 9-of-14 passes for 63 yards on the afternoon while Josh Sullivan was 5-of-14 for 55 yards.

Taylor was Auburn's top receiver with four catches for 37 yards.  Ben Obomanu caught three passes and Jamoga Ramsey and Anthony Mix each had two catches.

Defensively, Auburn was led by Karlos Dansby who finished with 10 tackles despite being held out of the second half of the scrimmage.   He had two tackles for loss including one stop where he snuffed out a reverse for a loss of nine yards.

Other defensive standouts for the Tigers included T.J. Jackson with seven tackles including two for loss and Donnay Young, Will Herring, Marquies Gunn who each finished with six stops.

Auburn will practice once Sunday with a 4:30 p.m. workout at the intramural fields.