Bo Nix struggles at Citrus Bowl frustrate impatient Auburn fans who've seen this movie before
Auburn QB Bo Nix got off to a rough start in the Citrus Bowl against Northwestern as the Tigers went three and out on their first two drives and Auburn had just two first downs by early in the second quarter.
Nix himself started 5-for-11 passing for 55 yards, and several fans grew increasingly frustrated to the point where they hoped new coach Bryan Harsin moved on from Nix next season. However, Nix recovered a bit and went on a passing stretch of being is three-for-three for 23 yards. However the drive bogged down and the Tigers settled for a field goal.
Late in the first half, Nix drew a targeting call on a play where he scrambled for extra yards. But the 15-play drive ended with a field goal after Nix had three incomplete passes from the Northwestern 5-yard line, and the Wildcats took a 14-6 lead at halftime.
Nix was 14-for-25 passing in the first half for 118 yards. He also had six carries for 30 yards.
Here’s a sampling of the frustration from the first half:
It’s 2021 and Bo Nix should be sent to the moon.
— Steven Pappas (@StevenPappas_23) January 1, 2021
When is Auburn going to give up on the Bo Nix experience #CitrusBowl
— Anthony Smith (@ASMITHPLC) January 1, 2021
UGA gets a deserved bad wrap for QB decisions, but Auburn sending Malik packing for Bo Nix is right there for poor QB decisions.
— Erik Meade (@emeade2044) January 1, 2021
— Laura Faught (@FaughtLA) January 1, 2021
Bo Nix doin his usual lmfaoooo
— ᴘʀᴏᴜᴅ ᴇᴅᴜᴄᴀᴛᴏʀ (@StrawHatLife) January 1, 2021
And Bo Nix to not start https://t.co/5bXwi6lsbY
— Kyle Robinson (@kylerobinson13) January 1, 2021
I’m gonna miss Bo Nix running 15 yards backwards toward the sideline. https://t.co/uPvGym9isZ
— Emo Auburn Fan (@EmotionalAuFan) January 1, 2021
— Mason Marrs (@marrs_mason1) January 1, 2021
Just the Bo Nixiest of Bo Nix plays. pic.twitter.com/Yw5k363fM2
— Chris Marler (@VerneFUNquist) January 1, 2021
If he can fix Bo Nix he deserves coach of the year. https://t.co/7hK2tg216N
— Dr. Z (@DrZeyesonAU) January 1, 2021
I really hope Bo Nix chose a legitimate major to study while in college. Cause he’s gonna need it
— Zachary Crawford (@Zaccrawfish) January 1, 2021
Bo Nix runs his mouth like he isn’t one of the worst QBs in the conference and it’s hilarious to watch
— Undead Dynasty (@RabidBammer) January 1, 2021
Bo Nix is the great value brand of Johnny Manziel. Very similar playing styles. Runs around and trys to make plays in Fran Tarkenton fashion. Just less exciting as Johnny was.
— ℂ (@Mr_OSaile) January 1, 2021
Bo Nix needs to learn that you gotta throw the ball in bounds for it to have a chance at being a touchdown.
— Jeremy (@imjeremytho) January 1, 2021