Film Room: How much better was Auburn's offense with T.J. Finley at QB?
The newcomer led Auburn's offense to a last-minute comeback vs. Georgia State. But how much of an impact did he really make?
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Now, here’s this week’s Film Room.
QB T.J. Finley (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Bryan Harsin knew it was going to be the storyline coming out of Auburn’s Week 4 game.
Newcomer T.J. Finley replaced veteran starting quarterback Bo Nix late in the third quarter Saturday, when the Tigers were trailing Georgia State in a homecoming matchup gone wrong.
It took a while, but Finley eventually led Mike Bobo’s offense on a 98-yard scoring drive in the final minutes of the game, capping the comeback with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Shedrick Jackson on 4th-and-9 with 45 seconds left on the clock.
On the play, Finley avoided two rushers — one from the edge and one coming right at him — before resetting and firing…