Auburn place kicker Daniel Carlson (38) kicks a field goal during the first half of the NCAA college football game between Auburn vs. Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Albert Cesare / Advertiser3 things worth talking about Missed field goal before halftime Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson is affectionately known as Legatron. But the senior Lou Groza award finalist had a chink in his armor before halftime.He suffered a rare miss. After making two field goals, Carlson missed a 48-yarder — breaking his string of 16 straight — that would have tied the game at 9-9. He’s 22 of 26 on field goal attempts this season. More Jovon Robinson needed Running back Jovon Robinson found success early and often, primarily up the middle of Alabama’s impressive defensive front.The junior from Memphis picked 53 yards on 12 carries in the first half, but you had to wonder why he didn’t get the ball more than he did? He carried the ball only twice in the second half. But that has been a common refrain the last month. Malzahn’s failure to launch Early in the third quarter, Gus Malzahn faced a fourth-and-one near midfield while trailing only 12-6. Malzahn elected to punt the ball away. When you are playing the No. 2 team in the country at home, you need to take chances.Malzahn even said midweek he wanted to be aggressive, but when the opportunity arose, he failed to pull the trigger. In a similar situation, Alabama decided to go for it and scored the game’s first touchdown shortly thereafter. Mini grades Rushing offense — C: Jovon Robinson was very effective running against Alabama’s stout defensive front, but didn’t get enough opportunities. Rushing defense — F: What can you say? Stopping Derrick Henry, who may very well win the Heisman Trophy, is tough, but still you need to do better than that. Passing offense — C: Best plays were swing passes to Peyton Barber and Robinson — and Jason Smith Prayer at Jordan Hare II — longest offensive play of season. Passing defense — C: Biggest problem was Blake Countess’s drop of potential pick 6 that would have given Auburn a 13-12 halftime lead and failure to sack Coker. Special teams — C: Daniel Carlson made first two field goal attempts but missed from 48 yards before half that broke his string of 16 straight made field goals. Coaching — C: Some plays kept Alabama off balance early, but what was up with not kneeling with the ball deep in your own territory 24 seconds before half? Overall — C: Auburn only trailed 12-6 at halftime against a team that it was thoroughly overmatched against. Much better effort than many expected.