Film Room: New developments + same old struggles from Auburn's offense vs. Arkansas
The Tigers were able to run in the rain Saturday, but familiar problems in the passing game and on key downs almost cost them dearly.
WR Anthony Schwartz (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
On a weekend in the SEC that was defined by absurd offensive numbers, Auburn was extremely fortunate to survive a visit from Arkansas and get the victory Saturday.
It was Auburn’s best offensive performance of the season, with the Tigers cracking the 400-yard mark for the first time in three games and averaging 6.37 yards per play. Auburn finally found some running room with its new-look offensive line and rising true freshman star in the backfield, and quarterback Bo Nix engineered some key drives with on-target downfield passes to his favorite two targets.
But the Tigers still had six empty drives against the Razorbacks and were unable to put the game away after building an early lead. A number of recurring issues popped up at the worst time for an inconsistent offense, which had to leave Jordan-Hare Stadium feeling like it could have done much more.
In this week’s Film Room, let’s take a closer look at encouraging highs and troubling…
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