Film Room: Why Auburn's offense started slow against ASU and what changed in the third

The Tigers scored just one offensive touchdown in five drives Saturday. What happened, why did it happen, and how can they make sure it doesn't happen again?

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At halftime Saturday, Auburn was only up 20-0 against FCS opponent Alabama State. Just a week earlier, the Tigers were up 37-0 on FBS opponent Akron and had no major complaints heading into the locker room.

Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin wasn’t pleased with his offense. And while he didn’t show any obvious anger in his halftime comments to SEC Network sideline reporter Andraya Carter, he gave a glimpse at what the team talk would be like during the break:

“Well, we’re losing the turnover battle right now,” Harsin said. “We’ve got to be able to catch the ball. I think the defense is playing well. They did a great job there, just to finish the drive out and get a block and get a touchdown off of that. We’ve just got to run the ball. We’ve got to catch the ball. We’ve got to be more consistent on the offensive side. We’ve got to go in there and just focus on that and do our jobs.”

When Carter asked about how the Tigers could find more consistency on offense, …

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