Jabril Cox discusses what LSU's defense must do to stop Auburn QB Bo Nix
In LSU’s win over South Carolina this past Saturday, the Tigers’ defense was improved. But they’re likely going to need to keep it going if they want to start their first winning streak of 2020.
This Saturday, LSU is traveling to face Auburn. And one thing that LSU will try to limit is the production of Auburn sophomore quarterback Bo Nix, who presents challenges not only with his arm but also his feet. And LSU knows that.
“He’s definitely an athlete, scrambling-wise,” LSU linebacker Jabril Cox told the media on Tuesday. “We’ll have to do more research on that because there a couple other good quarterbacks within this league that are pretty athletic as well, but he’s up there with them. We just know that if we do our part and control our gaps, we’ll be able to contain him.”
LSU had some early defensive struggles this season. The Tigers allowed 44 points in their season-opening loss to Mississippi State. Two weeks later, they gave up 45 points in a loss at Missouri.
But there have since been improvements, as LSU held South Carolina to 24 points, although it still allowed 403 total yards of offense, leaving room to get better.
If LSU executes the game plan that Cox previewed and can contain Nix, then it could be poised for a better defensive showing this week.
LSU and Auburn are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.