Auburn’s running game did more than enough to carry the load in the Tigers’ easy Week 1 win over Georgia Southern, but that doesn’t mean Auburn’s offense was good all-around.
In fact, Greg McElroy said he was disappointed in the team’s receivers, who managed only 184 yards in the 41-7 victory.
During an appearance on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM, the former Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst said he wants to see a lot more from that unit on Saturday at Clemson:
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“Their receivers were not very good last week, if anything very disappointing,” McElroy said. “I like Kyle Davis, who will be back, he’s their No. 1 guy. And if he’s back and in the same form that he displayed last year, then that receiver corps will get a significant boost.”
Indeed Davis, who was suspended for the Week 1 game, will be a big help for the receiving corps, but he can’t do it alone.
If all of Auburn’s receivers don’t step up against the defending national champions, the Tigers could be in for a long day.