Emory Blake is a leader on the Auburn football team, and he showed why against SEC foe, Mississippi…
Part 2, AU 41, MSU 34: News, Notes, Quotes
Auburn, Ala.-- Gene Chizik doesn't mince words when it comes to junior wide receiver Emory Blake who contributed a 46-yard touchdown catch from Barrett Trotter among his seven receptions for 108 yards in Auburn's heart-stopping 41-34 win over Mississippi State on Saturday in the SEC opener for both teams. "I tell you what, he's a special player," Auburn's head coach said in his post-game comments after the thriller. "He's a tough guy," Chizik said. "Don't lose sight of the fact that he covers kickoffs and he covers punts. He took a hit on the sideline today that may have knocked the other guy out, and he popped right back up. He's just a football player and he loves the game. He's a huge part of what we do." Blake's effort Saturday against Mississippi State came a week after he caught a touchdown pass and latched on to an onside kick that led to Auburn's last-minute 42-38 win over Utah State in the season opener. Blake's second quarter touchdown catch against the Bulldogs was the...
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