Film Room: What happened to Bo Nix and Auburn's passing game at Texas A&M?
The Tigers looked like they'd turned the corner through the air in October. What they got Saturday was a rough reminder of several recurring issues.
QB Bo Nix (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Things had been different. There’s no denying that.
Bo Nix was coming off the best month of his career as Auburn’s starting quarterback — a come-from-behind win at LSU with some scrambling heroics, a loss to a dominant Georgia team where there were promising moments but way too many drops, a fantastic road performance at Arkansas and a home win against Ole Miss that looked almost as good as the previous one.
Auburn’s receiving corps seemed to be turning the corner, catching the ball and getting open with much more regularity. The tight ends and running backs were heavily involved — even on explosive passing plays — to give the Tigers a dangerous, multi-faceted passing attack.
But all that progress came to a screeching halt on the first Saturday in November.
Auburn scored just 3 points Saturday in a 17-point road loss to Texas A&M. Nix was under the 50% mark in completion percentage for the first time in more than a month. Only one receiver had mor…