Houston Wins Birmingham Bowl Over Auburn 17-13: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Houston Wins Birmingham Bowl Over Auburn 17-13: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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Houston Wins Birmingham Bowl Over Auburn 17-13: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

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3. Clayton Tune made the throw he had to

The Houston junior just made his statement for the 2022 season.

He had a nice year with 3,263 yards and 28 touchdowns with nine picks and two rushing 17-13s, but Auburn was in his face for most of the game. There was only one sack but seven quarterback hurries. Tune took some pops and had some bad throws, but he kept on rolling.

He threw a short touchdown pass after a nice drive in the first quarter, and down 13-10 in the final minutes, he connected with Jake Herslow for the 26-yard game-winner.

Yeah, Tune should’ve been flagged for intentional grounding on the play before, and yeah, Houston should’ve been called for a hold on the touchdown. Neither one was called, Tune hung in there, and he delivered the win in a tough battle.

He completed 26-of-40 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns with a pick.

Birmingham Bowl 5 Thoughts
5. The SEC is 0-3 …
4. The Auburn home game
2. Houston’s defense stepped up
1. Auburn closed with a thud

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