Bryan Harsin comments on Auburn's 4th down play call
Late in the fourth quarter and losing 28-20, Auburn had a chance to at least tie Penn State near the goal line. The Tigers had a 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line, and unfortunately, they didn’t convert.
The play call, however, called for a low percentage fade by quarterback Bo Nix into the end zone:
WHO MADE THIS CALL, @AuburnTigers?
Penn State stops Auburn on 4th and goal after a terrible play call by Auburn late in the game.
Penn State – 28
Auburn – 20 pic.twitter.com/ZuBrzZxITX
— Rahl Reviews (@RahlReviews) September 19, 2021
Naturally, Kirk Herbstreit and college football fans didn’t like Auburn’s play call in that situation, and why would they? It was puzzling at best.
Auburn ended up losing 28-20, and head coach Bryan Harsin was asked about the play call following the game during his postgame press conference.
“Those plays are pre-planned and scripted in those areas. Those are things that you work on. I have to go back and look at it, but obviously we didn’t execute it,” Harsin said, via AL.com’s Tom Green.