Highlights and Touchdowns: Houston 17-13 Auburn in Birmingham Bowl
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End game

Houston 17-13 Auburn.
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4Q 02:13

McCaskill with the short carry to move the chains and now they will run out the clock to secure the victory.
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4Q 02:42

TJ Finley with the incomplete pass on fourth down and Houston will be back on offense.
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4Q 03:27


Jake Herslow scampers 27 yards for the touchdown to regain the lead.

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4Q 05:26

Dell with the reception and Houston keeps the offensive series alive.
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4Q 06:57

Very powerful delivery from TJ Finley and Auburn will have to clear from midfield.
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4Q 07:47

Tune makes a mistake and is intercepted in the opponent's zone.
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4Q 09:01

Dell with a solo reception to his 26-yard line to get out of a tight zone.
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4Q 10:11

Auburn's short carry to midfield falls short and they will have to clear.
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4Q 13:17

Tune with the personal carry and falls short of the mark. Houston leaves empty-handed.
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4Q 13:26

Tune with the incomplete delivery and Houston will have fourth down.
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4Q 14:47

Dell with a 37-yard reception and Houston moves the chains in the opponent's backfield.
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End of third quarter

Houston 10-13 Auburn.
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3Q 01:15

TJ Finley with the incomplete pass and Auburn to clear.
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3Q 02:32

Tune fumbles, is intercepted and Auburn will start at the opponent's 30-yard line. A play that could change the history of the game.
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3Q 03:52


Kobe Hudson with the reception and the Tigers already turn the game around.

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3Q 05:51

Johnson with a miraculous reception to make it first and goal.
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3Q 07:05

Deception play, but Auburn manages to get first and ten to keep the offensive series alive.
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3Q 09:26

Shanker with the big play and they're at the opponent's 34-yard line. First and ten for Auburn.
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3Q 10:19

Tune misses the delivery and Houston clears.
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3Q 11:25

From Tune to Bell to move the chains for Houston for the first time this season.
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3Q 12:12


Patton with the 35-yard field goal to cut the deficit.

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3Q 13:12

TJ Finley with the incomplete pass and Houston will have fourth down.
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3Q 13:01

Bigsby with another carry and puts the ball on the opponent's 18-yard line. Red zone for Auburn.
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3Q 13:37

Bigsby with the carry on the right side and moves the chains past midfield.
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3Q 15:00

Second half begins. Auburn on the offensive.
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Half time

Houston 10-3 Auburn.
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2Q 00:44

TJ Finley with the incomplete pass and Auburn will have to clear.
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2Q 01:03

TJ Finley with the pass complete and Auburn is already in the opponent's backfield.
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2Q 01:43

Bell with the short carry and Houston to clear.
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2Q 01:49

Clayton Tune is captured and leaves the field a little shaken.
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2Q 02:55

Alton McCaskill with the 17-yard carry to make it first and ten.
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2Q 03:10


From 27 yards out, Ben Patton breaks the zero on the play for the Tigers.

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2Q 03:14

TJ Finley is pressured and throws the errant incomplete pass. Fourth down.
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2Q 05:01

Bigsby again with the reception and now they are in the red zone.
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2Q 05:55

Screen pass that works with Tank Bigsby and Auburn just outside the red zone.
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2Q 06:58

The play is reviewed and the penalty is overturned. Fourth down.


FG Houston

Dalton Witherspoon with the 52-yard kick to extend the lead.

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2Q 07:06

Tune with the pass over the middle and it's incomplete, but a defensive personal foul keeps the Houston offense alive.
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2Q 08:42

Tune with the pass down the sideline and Houston is already at the opponent's 33-yard line.
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2Q 11:20

Shedrick Jackson with the incomplete pass on fourth down, but the play was reviewed and the ruling was changed.
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2Q 11:55

Tank Bigsby's carry falls short of the mark. Fourth down.
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2Q 12:40

Kobe Hudson with the 10-yard reception and Auburn moves the chains in opponent territory.
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End of first quarter

Houston 7-0 Auburn.
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1Q 01:15

Malcolm Johnson Jr. with the 10-yard carry and move the chains for Auburn.
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1Q 02:27

Tune with the incomplete shipment and Houston will have to clear.
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1Q 04:47

Tune takes advantage of the space and runs for over 20 yards and moves the chains.
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1Q 05:37

Another three and out for Auburn after TJ Finley's incomplete pass.
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1Q 06:56

Tune with the incomplete pass and Houston also three and out. To kick.
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1Q 07:59

TJ Finley with the incomplete pass and Auburn quickly to clear.
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1Q 08:42


Tune completes the pass to McCaskill and the Cougars open the scoring on a good first offensive series.

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1Q 09:50

They play it in fourth and Dell escapes to the goal zone.
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1Q 10:32

Tune with the short delivery and Houston will face fourth and short.
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1Q 12:59

Dell with the 13-plus yard reception after Tune's pass. First and ten Houston.
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1Q 14:50

Tune with 10-yard delivery to Christian Trahan to move the chains quickly.
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1Q 15:00

The game begins. Houston on the offensive.
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Minutes away

We are minutes away from kickoff of the Houston-Auburn game in the NCAAF Birmingham Bowl.
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Very even

In average yards per game both Houston and Auburn are very even at 415 and 405, respectively; however, the difference lies in the defense where Houston allowed only 298 and Auburn almost 370 yards per game.
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With the traditional uniform

Auburn will take the field in their home jersey, in blue, as they will serve as the home team this afternoon, albeit administratively:
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The arrival

Under an intense cold, that's how Auburn arrived to try to win the Bowl, something they couldn't achieve in 2020.
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Already warming up

The Houston Cougars are already on the field to warm up and run some drills prior to the start of the Bowl.
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October 30

That was the date of Auburn's last win of the season, which came against NCAAF 10th-seeded Ole Miss in a 31-20 victory. Since then, they have lost four in a row.
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Good closing

Houston finished the season with an 11-2 record and won four of their last five games, with the exception of the game against Cincinnati that deprived them of a better bowl.
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Few points

For what is scored in college soccer, few points are expected between the two franchises and the range barely reaches 50 units.
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Very tight

According to the bookmakers in Las Vegas, this will be a very close game in which Houston starts as the favorite, but only with a one-point difference.
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Tuesday begins with four bowls that will span the entire day, and to kick things off is the Birmingham Bowl between Houston and Auburn. We begin with coverage of the game.
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Last games

It should be noted that this is the first time that these franchises will face each other in a Bowl, whatever it may be.

Houston's most recent Bowl appearance was in 2020 when they lost to Hawaii 28-14 in the New Mexico Bowl; meanwhile, also last year was Auburn's last bowl, which they lost35-19 to Northwestern in the Citrus Bowl.

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Key player Auburn Tigers

Tank Bigsby was one of the most prominent elements on offense for the Tigers as he carried the ball 207 times for 1003 yards, averaging 4.8 per rush and 10 touchdowns.
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Key player Houston Cougars

Quarterback Clayton Tune had good numbers in the 2021 NCAAF season by completing 262 of 381 completions, for 3263 yards, 28 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.
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Auburn Tigers: run the ball

If Auburn Tigers want to get the win this Tuesday, they will have to impose their ground game as they did throughout the season where they averaged 164.3 ground yards. In addition, they had a rather complicated campaign with a record of 6 wins and 6 losses, highlighting that they finished with four losses in a row, including the most recent one in overtime 24-22 against Alabama Crimson Tide.
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Houston Cougars: balanced offense

If Houston wants to win this bowl, they will have to find the balance between the ground and air game, points that allowed them to have a good season and led them to score 37.3 points per game, despite averaging only 270.7 yards per game through the air.

Houston finished with an 11-2 record and the key game was the last one when they lost 35-20 for the conference title against the Cincinnati Bearcats.

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Kick-off time

The Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers match will be played at the Protective Stadium, in Birmingham, United States. The kick-off is scheduled at 1 pm ET.
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