First-year Louisville Cardinals (8-5) head coach Scott Satterfield led the team to a 38-28 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the 2019 Franklin American Music City Bowl. Despite moving on prior to last year’s New Orleans Bowl as head coach of the Appalachian State Mountaineers, Satterfield has now led teams to four consecutive bowl … Continue reading 2019 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Gallery
Led by redshirt junior quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s six touchdowns (5 PASS, 1 RUSH), the Auburn Tigers overtook the Purdue Boilermakers 63-14 in Friday’s 2018 Franklin Mortgage Music City Bowl. DraftNasty’s Corey Chavous gives a peek at some of the images from Nashville.
National Anthem shot Oak Ridge Boys 5-time Grammy Award winners
The Oak Ridge Boys, five-time Grammy Award winners, performed a stirring National Anthem for the fans.
21 Monday SMOKES 4 Moore in kickoff coverage
Tigers freshman defensive back Smoke Monday (No. 21 pictured) earned his first name on this big second quarter hit in kickoff coverage.
89 Hopkins extends for the catch in the first quarter
Junior tight end Brycen Hopkins (No. 89 pictured) averaged 17.1 yards per catch on his 34 receptions (2 TDs) in 2018..
12 Dean mistimes leap on ball intended for 7 Zico
Purdue senior wide receiver Isaac Zico was unable to re-establish his feet in-bounds on this second quarter potential touchdown reception versus Auburn junior cornerback Jamel Dean (No. 12 pictured).
5 Schwartz reaches the ball over the GL for the TD after he gets the score
Freshman wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, who averaged over seven yards per carry in 2018, scored his seventh touchdown of the year in the second quarter.
5 Schwartz looking at camera after he scores a TD
The Pembroke Pines, Florida native then showed off his guns to the crowd.
4 Moore crosses the paint for TD in first quarter
Purdue freshman All-American Rondale Moore (No. 4 pictured) scored his second rushing touchdown of the season in the second quarter. Moore finished the season with 114 receptions for 1,258 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.
Fly over the top of the stadium got everything going
Prior to the game the mood was set with a flyover that preceded a star-studded National Anthem.
1 Bryant scores the TD in scecond quarter to put Auburn up 42-7
Auburn defensive end Big Kat Bryant (No. 1 pictured) returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
4 Igbinoghene WR-DB knocks 8 Jones off his feet
Auburn CB-WR Noah Igbinoghene (No. 4 pictured) averaged 28.7 yards per kickoff return in 2018, but he also proved to be a physical presence. He finished the season with 50 tackles.
33 Britt takes down 8 Jones late in fourth
Sophomore linebacker K.J. Britt (No. 33 pictured) could be a factor for Auburn as well in the near future. His tracking speed was on display in the fourth quarter when he tracked down Purdue's Markell Jones.
13 Gatewood MESH POINT with 37 Tolbert as 50 Irvin leads around for QB counter
Freshman offensive lineman Jalil Irvin (No. 50 pictured) pulls around on a quarterback zone read counter in the fourth quarter.
13 Gatewood running in the open field
The future could be bright for the Tigers with the potential of freshman quarterback Joey Gatewood (No. 13 pictured). The former four-star recruit rushed for 28 yards in his first extended action of the season.
8 Stidham in the pocket good shot again
Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham stood tall in the pocket most of the afternoon.
8 Stidham holds up MVP trophy
The story of the day was Stidham. The former Baylor Bears signal-caller accounted for 43 touchdowns (36 passing, seven rushing) over the last two seasons. He won 18 of his 26 career starts for the Tigers.
Auburn holds up the Music City Bowl trophy after the game
Auburn seniors Ryan Davis (No. 23 pictured), Darrell Williams (No. 49 pictured), Chase Cramer (No. 45 pictured) and Deshaun Davis (holding up trophy) celebrate the 2018 Music City Bowl championship on the podium with their teammates.
The battle of the Wildcats ended in dramatic fashion as a failed two-point conversion by Kentucky propelled Northwestern to its second consecutive bowl victory for the first time in school history. DraftNasty’s National Correspondent De’Angelo Bryant provides a deeper look in analyzing the potential NFL prospects of this game. Northwestern 21 RB Justin Jackson (5’11, … Continue reading DraftNasty’s Franklin Mortgage Music City Bowl, In-Game Report: Northwestern vs. Kentucky, 12-29-17
Baltimore Ravens Notable picks: The Ravens went LB twice in its first five picks. It is a position that they plan to revamp with Queen and Harrison. Harrison relied on his natural instincts in school and Queen outran any poor reads. Both players have to develop quickly for the team to come close to its … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft recap: AFC North
Oregon’s offense heads into the 2019 campaign with a huge contest looming versus an Auburn defense that ranked 30th in the nation in opponent third down conversions a season ago. They are led by a defensive line that features three disruptive edge rushers in Marlon Davidson, Big Kat Bryant and Nick Coe. Coe led the … Continue reading Week 1 Preview, 8-31-19: Auburn defense vs. Oregon offense
New England Patriots Notable picks: Williams could be a chess piece when the team has to defend the Travis Kelce-types at tight end and the A.J. Green-types at wide receiver. Cajuste has more talent than his draft position indicates, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him push for playing time. Bailey will challenge … Continue reading 2019 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: AFC East
The New York Giants had the sixth overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft and selected former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Their selection set off a series of events in what shapes up to be a very competitive division in 2019. We take a look at every pick in the division made this past weekend. … Continue reading 2019 NFL Draft recap, pick-by-pick: NFC East
Season outlook Pat Fitzgerald’s team has won 27 games over the past three seasons but his Wildcats haven’t been able to make an appearance in the Big Ten Championship game. Once again, division foes Iowa and Wisconsin will field strong teams and offer Northwestern tough competition. Senior quarterback Clayton Thorson (6’4, 225) has started every … Continue reading 2018 Season Preview: Northwestern Wildcats
Arizona Cardinals Notable Pick: The pick of Simmons has major significance because the Cardinals drafted former Temple linebacker Haason Reddick just three seasons ago. DC Vance Joseph has to move Simmons around, but will it be natural within his defensive structure? Round, Selection, Player School DN Big Board Rank/ Grade ‘Nasty’ Take: 1 (8) Isaiah … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft recap: NFC West
Dallas Cowboys Notable picks: With the deflection of former starter Byron Jones, the team went with a player who contains similar length in Diggs. He is certainly more of a ballhawk, but can he provide the consistency in coverage that Jones gave them over a two-year period. It will be worth monitoring the development of … Continue reading 2020 NFL Draft recap: NFC East