Film Room: Bo Nix, beating loaded boxes and BEEF
At LSU, Auburn leaned on the strengths of its QB, schemed up ways to run on an aggressive defense and shined with its heavier sets.
QB Bo Nix (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
After another slow start Saturday night in Death Valley, it would have been easy to assume the worst about the direction of Auburn’s offense in 2021.
But Auburn scored on four of its final seven drives at LSU, powering past the Bayou Bengals for a memorable 24-19 win that snapped a 10-game losing streak for the program in Baton Rouge.
After rewatching and charting Auburn’s offensive snaps from Saturday night, several key themes stood out. From the bounce-back play of a dynamic quarterback to several spot-on strategic decisions by a new staff in its first SEC game, here’s what was learned in this week’s Film Room review.
Bo Nix was even better than you might think
No one should have to tell you that Bo Nix played an excellent game against LSU. He was beautifully chaotic from the Auburn perspective. He refused to get sacked, improbably extending quite a few plays to either create explosive gains or convert crucial downs. Nix had more than 300 yards …