Gus Malzahn breaks down the matchup of Auburn's secondary vs. Terrace Marshall
There’s one LSU player drawing particular focus for the Auburn defense this week.
LSU WR Terrace Marshall leads the SEC in both yards per game (128) and touchdowns (9) as he had 27 catches for 512 yards receiving.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn shared his thoughts about Marshall on the SEC coaches media teleconference on Wednesday.
“Very talented, he can run, very aggressive attacking the football,” Malzahn said. “Veteran guy that is very talented and has big-game experience.”
How has Auburn’s secondary played this season?
“We have done a solid job in the passing game,” Malzahn said. “The thing for us is to continue affecting the quarterback so we don’t have cover them for so long.”
About his offense, Malzahn said the offensive line is starting to settle in, and he believes you have to run it more than you throw it.
“Like I’ve said all week, that’s Auburn football,” Malzahn said.
The improved running game has helped across the board, including QB Bo Nix.
“The turnovers (against South Carolina) were very uncharacteristic… he made the game-winning throw last week… Bo is in a really good spot,” Malzahn said.
The Auburn coach added that it is, “great to be back home, especially after two road games. six SEC games in a row, which is unique, we are glad to be home.”
About D.J. Williams’ status, Malzahn said, “He was out there yesterday, tough to say, I’ll probably need to get to Thursday to make that call but we are hopeful.”