Here’s Jarrett Stidham’s first completed pass as an Auburn Tiger, shot from high atop the upper deck.
This eight-yard pitch to Eli Stove was the first of 14 completions in Stidham’s orange-and-blue debut. He finished 14–24 with one interception and two touchdowns.
Stidham also ran for an easy 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Our quarterback didn’t look exactly like a Heisman front runner Saturday, but—well, in brief moments he did.
Jordan has told us for months that Stidham wouldn’t have to be the best player in the country for Auburn to have a very successful season. Rather, he only needed to play his role effectively in an offense that has an overall wealth of talent.
After the Georgia Southern game, Jordan said Stidham did what Gus Malzahn likes for his quarterbacks to do—throw two touchdowns and run for one. If Saturday’s game was any indication of what our defense can do, we can win a lot of games with three touchdowns from our quarterback. War Eagle!