AUBURN — Bo Nix has tried to avoid the worst corners of social media, where people — many of them fans — have criticized him and his performance on the field through nine games as Auburn’s true freshman starting quarterback. But it’s unavoidable.
MOBILE — Freshman Isaac Okoro made a layup with 2.9 seconds left to lift No. 22 Auburn to a 70-69 victory over South Alabama on Tuesday night.
AUBURN — When Gus Malzahn confirmed reports that Joey Gatewood planned to transfer from Auburn last Wednesday, the head coach said it was because the redshirt freshman was “just at a point now where he feels like he wants to be a starting quarterback.”
AUBURN — There was nothing but open field in front of Ole Miss running back Jerrion Ealy when he leaked out of the backfield and turned his head back toward quarterback Matt Corral early in the second quarter. Auburn’s linebackers were sitting back in an effort to keep the visitors from conv…
AUBURN — In some ways, last week was a difficult one for Nick Brahms. He counts Kaleb Kim among his best friends. And on Wednesday, the sophomore found out that he would replacing the senior at center on Auburn’s starting offensive line.
NEW YORK — Two from the Big Ten. Two from the Southeastern Conference. And the undefeated defending national champions on the outside looking in — for now.
1. Bo Nix: Midway through the first quarter Bo Nix connected with wideout Anthony Schwartz on a post route. Schwartz was covered heavily but had a step on the Ole Miss defensive back, and Nix delivered a beautiful ball where Schwartz could catch it.
AUBURN — The two areas Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has harped on most since Auburn’s 23-20 loss at LSU this past Saturday are third-and-longs and penalties.
AUBURN — Naturally, the question came up after Bo Nix completed just 15 of 35 passes for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday’s 23-20 loss at LSU. Multiple times, actually.
AUBURN — When Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn named Bo Nix the starting quarterback on Aug. 20, he made clear that it was because the true freshman had won the job, not because redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood had lost it.
AUBURN — D.J. Williams’ high school coaches always told him that he was good enough. Even when the running back was a two-star recruit whose only offers were from Appalachian State and UMass, they kept him positive.