In the last few weeks, Bo Nix has been striving for a more "consistent" game. Against Mississippi State, the quarterback starting in his fifth college game was consistently impressive against the Bulldogs.
Nix going up against the Bulldogs was not just consistent; he was dominant. The freshman completed 16-of-21 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns in No. 7 Auburn's 56-23 win over Mississippi State.
The offensive showing by Nix and the win got the offense feeling confident, according to Nix. This confidence will be essential for the Tigers heading into a tough October stretch where the Tigers will be on the road for the whole month.
"I'd say we're really confident, because we have a good foundation of running the ball and now we're starting to pass the ball a little better," Nix said. "So overall, we'll continue to grow, and each week we'll get better and better."
Not only did Nix show off the arm this week, but he also continued to show off the wheels, gashing the Bulldogs on the ground with seven rushing attempts for 56 yards and a 9-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter.
The 335 passing yards rank Nix third in school history for the freshman single game passing yardage record.
Through five games, Nix has thrown for 980 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. The three total touchdowns and 335 yards against Mississippi State are both career highs for Nix.
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Nix knows that it only gets tougher from here on out with all road games in October and still having to face four teams in the Top 10, but he isn't planning on looking too far ahead in the schedule.
"Well, it's going to be a tough stretch," Nix said. "The SEC is the hardest league in the country to play in, and we, unfortunately — actually, it's not unfortunate, but we have a really hard schedule. We'll be ready to go. We just have to take it one week at a time."
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