July 29, 2021

Smoked again: Auburn football defense continues to create havoc with turnovers in win vs. Tennessee

Smoke Monday knew Jarrett Guarantano was “one of those quarterbacks who loved to stare his receivers down.” Tennessee’s signal-caller did exactly that on second-and-7 from the Auburn 12-yard line late in the third quarter Saturday, locking onto Josh Palmer from the snap.

Monday saw it. Palmer might have had a step on Roger McCreary running a post route toward the back of the south end zone at Jordan-Hare Stadium, but the junior Auburn safety knew exactly where the ball was going and leapt in front of it.

“He wasn’t doing a good job of looking us off tonight, so I tilted away and came back late,” Monday said. “It was right there.”

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