Bo Nix taking brunt of Auburn fan criticism after lopsided Georgia loss
There’s an old saying in football that a starting quarterback usually gets too much credit in wins and too much blame in losses.
Auburn’s Bo Nix is finding that out Saturday night, as he’s getting blasted on social media for his play in the Tigers’ 34-10 loss to No. 2 Georgia on Saturday.
Nix certainly made some mistakes. A costly fumble when No. 18 Auburn was on the move in the first quarter stands out, as do some poor throws and decisions that he made throughout the game.
But the 6-3, 214-pound junior didn’t get much help either. He was scrambling for his life throughout much of the game against the best defense in the country, and his receivers dropped a number of passes that might have made the outcome at least a little more interesting.
At the end of the day, Nix was 21-of-38 for 217 yards through the air. And in spite of all his scrambling in the game, he finished with minus-16 rushing yards.
Here’s a look at some of the heat he was taking on Twitter after the game:
Bo Nix out there losing games like they’re child support checks.
— Josh Howard (@SliceRBR) October 9, 2021
Bo Nix is 1 1/2-dimensional. He can run but he couldn’t throw a touch pass consistently if his life depended on it. Everything comes off his hand like a bullet. Made his WRs look terrible today. Georgia may not be able to deal with a dual threat QB but they didn’t have to today
— TideWorldOrder (@TideWorldOrder) October 9, 2021
— Rydrea Walker (@RydreaWalker) October 9, 2021
Things I will never believe in:
– Bo nix being an elite QB
— Jalen Norris (@wavy_jno) October 9, 2021
Was a win in Death Valley worth Bo Nix doing this for two more years ? pic.twitter.com/9X7LyqIR6R
— yes, i was suspended again (@t_dmak) October 9, 2021
Thinking about mailing Bo Nix a compass for Christmas so maybe he will run toward the correct end zone 🥴
— PartiallyReformedHotMess (@jonesy3219) October 9, 2021
If Bo Nix hadn’t accidentally beaten Oregon his freshman year he’d be selling McChickens right now
— Q (@atl_q0) October 9, 2021
I bet Bo Nix puts ketchup on his steak
— Patrick Karl Thomas (@PatThomasNews) October 9, 2021
Bo nix this whole game pic.twitter.com/EWQdpS4Mdx
— David Soderquist (@SoderquistGC) October 9, 2021
Auburn should move on from Bo Nix. They aren’t fina win any big games with him under center
— EJ (@ejh_06) October 9, 2021
And Bo Nix remains the most overrated QB in the SEC
— Jake Adams (@krayohluhh) October 9, 2021
Bo Nix is a waste of an amazing college football name
— Pike Maynter (@Payntmyhouse) October 9, 2021
Bo Nix is absolutely terrible. He is literally the absolute worst QB in the SEC since Sean White
— Trill Belichick (@CoachTrillBill) October 9, 2021