Gus Malzahn recaps Tulane win, comments on injury to Seth Williams
It was a slow start for Auburn on Saturday, after a dramatic week 1 win against Oregon. The Tigers went into the second quarter trailing 3-0, but recovered to beat Tulane 24-6 to get to 2-0 on the season.
Head coach Guz Malzahn spoke to media on Sunday, as the attention turns to another non-power five opponent in Kent State. Malzahn gave an injury update, and detailed some of the struggles Auburn had on Saturday.
Wide receiver Seth Williams caught one pass for 40 yards before leaving the Tulane game with a shoulder injury, but Malzahn declined to into further detail and did not give a timetable for his return.
With regards to some of the poor play on Saturday, Malzahn came away with positives but recognized his team still has a lot to work on.
“The good thing is, we’re 2-0” he said. “We did play two quality opponents, and I think that’s an advantage for us.
“You can turn on the film and see the things we need to work on. We’re not delusional.”
Each week, Malzahn picks out a player on offense, defense, and special teams, and awards “helmet stickers” for the previous game. This week’s offensive helmet sticker went to wide receiver Will Hastings after his five catch, 75 yard and one touchdown performance. Defensive end Marlon Davidson won the defensive helmet sticker, with Matthew Hill garnering the honor on special teams.
Auburn looks to overcome recent slow starts against Kent State next Saturday, and will begin SEC action in two weeks when it travels to Texas A&M.