Smoke Monday’s pick-6 keys Auburn football win over Tennessee

AUBURN — 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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