Tom Luginbill shared his thoughts on Auburn’s offensive woes after a 28-21 loss against Ole Miss last weekend.

Auburn is now 0-4 in conference play during Hugh Freeze’s 1st season at the helm. Auburn managed only 275 total yards and converted just 4 of its 14 3rd down attempts in the defeat against Ole Miss.

The ESPN analyst believes Auburn’s defense held down the fort for as long as it could before tiring out against the talented Rebels offense. Luginbill expressed that Auburn’s offense failing to capitalize while Ole Miss couldn’t score was disappointing.

“I thought it was a gutsy win because they had to earn it. That Auburn defense wasn’t screwing around. I think the 2 backbreakers were the 90-yard scoring drive and the 68-yard scoring drive,” Luginbill said. “That kind of just popped the balloon if you will. That was the needle that popped the balloon when you’re Ole Miss on offense. It sent a message.”

Luginbill doesn’t anticipate much offensive improvement the rest of the season from the Tigers.

“There’s just no answers on offense right now…This is what you’re going to have to deal with right now if you’re an Auburn fan. You’re going to work around this each and every week,” Luginbill said. “Not going to be pretty. There may not be an answer this year.”

Auburn has been rotating Robby Ashford and Payton Thorne at quarterback for a unit that ranks 81st nationally in points per game.

“From what I’ve seen, whether you rotated them or you played Robby Ashford for 4 quarters or you played Payton Thorne for 4 quarters, I think you’re gonna get the same result,” Luginbill said. “They are what they are.”

Next up for Auburn is a home game against Mississippi State on Oct. 28 (3:30 p.m. EST/SEC Network)/