Kirk Herbstreit, CFB fans hammer Auburn for awful 4th-and-goal call vs. Penn State
Auburn was giving Penn State all it could handle on Saturday night in Happy Valley. The Tigers got it to fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line late in the fourth quarter.
The score was 28-20, so the Tigers needed the touchdown and a 2-point conversion to tie the game up and potentially force overtime.
Instead, this was the play we got on fourth-and-goal — a low-percentage fade into the end zone:
WHO MADE THIS CALL, @AuburnTigers?
Penn State stops Auburn on 4th and goal after a terrible play call by Auburn late in the game.
Penn State – 28
Auburn – 20 pic.twitter.com/ZuBrzZxITX
— Rahl Reviews (@RahlReviews) September 19, 2021
On the broadcast on ABC, Kirk Herbstreit wasn’t impressed with what Bryan Harsin and Mike Bobo drew up after a timeout.
“I don’t really like the call. I don’t understand the call. It’s a low-percentage throw,” Herbstreit said after the turnover on downs.
He wasn’t the only one with questions. Former Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson and others were left scratching their heads:
They really wasted a timeout…just to come up with that play call….and now they really need a timeout…..I’m disappointed
— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) September 19, 2021
What was that, Bo?
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) September 19, 2021
That’s Auburn’s play call out of a timeout?!
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 19, 2021
Auburn ended up losing 28-20.