Lackluster Auburn offense draws heavy criticism in loss at Florida
Auburn’s offense quickly drew criticism in the loss to Florida as the Tigers opened the game with two punts, two field goals and an interception.
QB Bo Nix was under heavy pressure most of the game, and Auburn struggled to develop a running game, something coach Gus Malzahn mentioned at halftime on the Auburn radio broadcast.
“We need to do something offensively,” Malzahn said. “We got to establish the run and get some first downs to help (the defense) out. The bottom line is we’ve got to run the football if we’re going to win this game. So we’re going to establish, our quarterback, we got to get our third down conversions and get us into some pace so we have a chance to get some rhythm.”
Not much of that materialized after halftime as Auburn struggled on third down and establishing the run. The Tigers were 2-for-14 on third down and Nix threw three interceptions.
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Florida prevailed 24-13 as Auburn suffered its first loss of the season.
Summoning circle for Auburn’s offense pic.twitter.com/4UcKJpwoB8
— Auburn Athletics Grief Counselor (@sheabooskyy) October 5, 2019
Auburn fans right now pic.twitter.com/nUsF8rv5Eh
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 5, 2019
Watching the Auburn offense today pic.twitter.com/GUBc1tbcp7
— Brennan Collins (@brennan_collins) October 5, 2019
How shitty was Auburn’s offense today? Imagine your defense producing four(!) turnovers and still losing a game. #AUBvsUF
— Taylor Caddell (@TaylorCaddell) October 5, 2019
Should have never given up 50 something points to this abysmal Auburn offense. Hopefully our defense drastically improves over this bye week.
— Left Field Lounger (@LFLatMSU) October 5, 2019
This is what happens Auburn when you force your defense to be on the field all game, and do NOTHING to help your offense with different personnel or play calling. This loss is not just on Bo Nix, it’s on Gus for not pulling him out of the damn game.
— Jeriah Alderson (@JeriahAlderson) October 5, 2019
Auburn’s offense was flat out bad today. Offensive line was bad, coaching was bad, Bo Nix was bad. Defense did everything it could to keep us in the game. Good win for Florida. #WarEagle
— Michael Dussling (@mdussling14) October 5, 2019
Bo Nix is losing this game for us. Defense is getting turnovers and offense can’t put points on the board. Brown for a while had more yards than we had rushing
— Peyton Cooper (@realpeyton5) October 5, 2019