T.J. Finley talks about the call on fourth and one against South Carolina

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Auburn went for it on fourth one on their own side of the field against South Carolina.

Auburn running back Tank Bigsby had been having a stellar game and ended up averaging 7.5 yards per carry by the end of the contest. Every Auburn fan believed that this was an easy conversion.

Just hand the ball to Bigsby.

Auburn elected to go for a touchdown and called a play that they had been working on all week.

Tigers quarterback T.J. Finley talked about the call to the media on Tuesday.

“Yeah, so you know we had been working on the short-yardage play all week. It was a great call,” Finley said. “In my head, I’m Thinking ‘We’re calling this for a touchdown.’ We had the perfect look for the play. Demetris (Robertson) came down and got held at the point of attack. End of the play, it didn’t happen. It didn’t work. So in my head, I’m thinking touchdown. it was a great play call. Great situation also for a quarterback sneak, but we had been working all week on the play. So we thought we had to look for that play. Unfortunately, didn’t come up with the outcome we wanted.”

The Tigers turned the ball over on downs and never gained momentum back in the game against the Gamecocks.

The decision to go for it in that situation has drawn some concern but most fans liked the aggressive decision but disagree with the play call given the fact that Auburn was running the ball at will and the size of T.J. Finley at 6-foot-7.

The analytics said to go for it as you can see by the CFB 4th Down Bot Twitter account.

Auburn hosts Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

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