QB: A+ Zach Mettenberger was simply outstanding, making several tough throws look quite easy. The one in the corner of the endzone with blanket coverage should have brought back memories of Auburn in 07. His movement in the pocket is getting better and better, and he threw under duress out to the backs very effectively. RB: B+ A near 5 yard average per rush attempt. Hill looked good right off the rip. Hilliard even looked good in back up duty, hopefully that trend continues. Three real nice catches out of the backfield by the running back/fullbacks was really nice to see. The plays looked smooth and polished. WR: A 12 catches for another 230 yards and 5 TDs. Odell. Beckham. Junior. Enough said. The lone detraction from the grade was the lost fumble by Landry. TE: B A couple of complete passes out to the TEs were another welcome sight. We need to see this trend continue as well. OL: A- Nice consistent attack all night long by the O-line. Kept Mettenberger clean. Run blocking was solid, although it took a back seat to the passing game. Wow, I can't believe I just typed that. DL: B- Again, a lot of activity at times from the D-line, but not getting to the QB with any consistency. Some big gashing holes as well in the running game was a bit disconcerting. There isn't enough havoc being created by this D-line. Freak appears to be playing at much less than 100 %. We need him to be healthy and dominant if we're going to be that great D-line of the past 10 years. We did register a couple of sacks from this unit. LB: C Way too many big running plays given up. We did have some impact plays like Barrow getting to the QB and a couple of good run stuffing plays early on, but again the consistency is not there with this unit. DB: C+ Two disastrous plays by Jalen Mills, one on run defense and the other on pass defense. Maybe the safety should have been able to help out with the deep touchdown throw, but he was beaten pretty badly. The run play he simply gave up contain to the outside which was his responsibility on the 3rd down run for a TD by UAB. Outside of the big play for the touchdown pass, UAB did very little damage through the air. There were also 2 passes that should have been intercepted. Those plays down the road need to be made. Special Teams: A+ Coverage was very good, and the highlight was the brilliant decision by Beckham to run that missed FG for a touchdown. Beckham also had a near punt return for a TD. A really nice 60+ yard net punt was another highlight for this unit. It was nice to see several kickoffs that were not returnable deep in the endzone. Coaching: A- Offense gets an A+, with Cam Cameron doing a terrific job with the game plan and the confidence Zach showed in executing that game plan. Defense was another story as we had a severe lapse in the 2nd quarter of play.