Double Observations: Auburn 24, MSU 10 + Auburn 74, Memphis 71
Gus Malzahn's Tigers and Bruce Pearl's Tigers won away from home in very different fashions Saturday night. Let's break down both victories.
With Auburn football and basketball both playing Saturday evening — at the same time, for a little stretch — it was easier to put together both sets of postgame Observations into one email newsletter this Sunday morning.
RB Tank Bigsby (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Football: Auburn 24, Mississippi State 10
After melting down in the fourth quarter against Texas A&M a week earlier, it looked like one half of Auburn football wasn’t going to re-freeze for most of a cold night in Starkville on Saturday.
However, an Auburn offense that had — up until last week — played well in the fourth quarter found a late spark in what was a 24-10 win at Mississippi State to close a challenging 2020 all-SEC regular season.
“On the road, they responded,” Gus Malzahn said Saturday night, after the Tigers scored 15 points in the final frame to put away Mike Leach’s Bulldogs. “This team, if you really look at it, we've had ups and downs, but they've been resilient. They just keep coming back. They played extre…