Auburn and Cal were locked in a dogfight in Berkeley, but the Tigers eventually prevailed 14-10 thanks to a Payton Thorne touchdown pass with about 8-and-a-half minutes to go in regulation and a late interception with less than 2 minutes to go. The Tigers are now 2-0 in Hugh Freeze’s first season at the helm of the program.

Rarely do the Tigers play on the West Coast, but the trip was well worth it for them and the fans in attendance supporting them. Ron Roberts, Auburn’s 1st-year defensive coordinator, was blown away by what he saw, posting this on X on Sunday evening:

Auburn won’t have any more West Coast trips this season — the furthest West it will go, in fact, is to College Station to face Texas A&M. But the coaching staff, and undoubtedly the players, valued the backing of Tigers fans that were present at Memorial Stadium.

Auburn next faces Samford at Jordan-Hare Stadium, a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday.