TJ Finley struggled at times for Auburn during the Birmingham Bowl to find consistency, as he had several overthrows, but also one drive where he was 5-for-5 for 82 yards and a touchdown on a go-ahead scoring drive in the second half.

There were a lot of comparisons to Bo Nix, and one fan even brought up Florida’s Emory Jones.

After Houston took a 17-13 lead in the game, which was the final score, Auburn couldn’t convert a fourth down from its own 33-yard line, as a Tank Bigsby run was followed by 3 incomplete passes by Finley.

Overall, Finley was 19-for-34 passing for 227 yards and a touchdown.

Auburn finished 6-7 this season.

Here’s a sampling of the reaction to Finley’s performance and 2022 expectations: