Despite getting blown out last weekend on the road against Mississippi State, Auburn came into Week 7 as 16.5-point favorites over Tennessee. Because of course it was. The Volunteers have been awful this year, engineering a comedy of errors along the way.
Well, on Saturday in front of their home fans, the Tigers absolutely crapped the bed. Jarrett Stidham put together a horrifyingly inept performance, contributing to the 30-24 loss. The team’s defense was awful as well.
The stunning upset marked the first time since 1998 that Tennessee had beaten Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Tennessee's last road win over Auburn: Oct. 3, 1998
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 13, 2018
Auburn fans booed the Tigers multiple times throughout the game, and many on social media wondered openly about whether head coach Gus Malzahn might end up getting bought out at some point this season.
— Vinny Hardy (@VinnyHardy) October 13, 2018
Auburn fans doing that large sum buyout math pic.twitter.com/5jTCmpxGpY
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) October 13, 2018
— Terry Abbott (@TerryAbbott) October 13, 2018
Every Auburn fan realizing that Gus Malzahn has six years and over $40 million left on his contract pic.twitter.com/JvEqeouaGz
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) October 13, 2018
Here are some other strong reactions from the stunning upset.
*Looks at the Tennessee/Auburn score* pic.twitter.com/h7F1n1M1xt
— BAMA 6-0, PIT 2-2-1 (@JRocc205) October 13, 2018
Part of being an #Auburn fan far too often under Gus Malzahn:
1. Trying to relax and remember football isn't everything.
2. Knowing kids on a Playstation are more creative with play calling.
3. Watching the chosen best players regress year after year.
4. Hype Failures.
— THE Auburn Trash Panda 🗑🐼 (@AUTrashPanda) October 13, 2018
Don’t speak to me about football ever again. AUBURN STRAIGHT TRASH 🗑 pic.twitter.com/S72G1AJUs3
— Dwayne Tucker II 🇯🇵 (@DwayneTucker_II) October 13, 2018
— What the what is….what? (@GoVeganForLove) October 13, 2018
Let’s check in on that Auburn game… pic.twitter.com/QL3YiHLgK6
— what is baseball (@AndrewC_Braves) October 13, 2018
Auburn getting smoked by Tennessee at home pic.twitter.com/DPov7PcrAX
— Luis Rojel (@louie_louiee_) October 13, 2018
Yeah, pretty much.