Film Room: 9 plays that defined Auburn's offense in its road win at Arkansas
The Tigers' big offensive rebound away from home was a perfect example of when a well-called game plan meets impressive execution.
WR Ja’Varrius Johnson (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
After missing so many opportunities to stay competitive with an elite Georgia defense in Week 6, the light came on for Auburn's offense in Week 7.
It wasn't a perfect game, but it was a mostly clean one. Auburn made the most impactful plays in the biggest moments, and they showed growth across the board.
Quarterback Bo Nix had his best passing game against a ranked opponent away from Jordan-Hare Stadium. An offense that had seven costly drops against Georgia only had two, with only one of them ultimately hurting in the long run. The front five might not have been able to establish the ground game early, but it consistently protected Nix and got movement for the rushing attack when it mattered most.
So what changed?
Did Auburn draw up a drastically different strategy for Arkansas? Were there massive differences in practice during the week? Were the personnel choices heavily altered, like many fans wanted to see?
No, no and no.
"I just …