With 2:15 left in the game and the Tigers down eight, Auburn began to mount one last final drive against South Carolina.
The 11-play 71-yard drive ultimately ended in heartbreak for Auburn with the Tigers running out of time and downs.
Even if the comeback attempt fell short, the effort by Auburn’s offense and its sophomore quarterback stood out to Auburn center Nick Brahms.
“I have no doubt Bo is going to fight to the end,” Brahms said. “I can always count him. That’s really what that showed me. He wants to win; he hates losing more than anybody on the team, I’ll tell you that right now. He’s going to work his butt off, man, every single game.”
On Auburn’s final drive, Bo Nix accounted for all 71-yards. He rushed for 45 yards and passed for the remaining 26.
Nix may have flashed his skills on the final drive, but the comeback still falling short was just another example of his up-and-down performance against South Carolina.
The sophomore quarterback went 24-of-47 with 272 passing yards and a touchdown. Nix also threw three interceptions against the Gamecocks.
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After the game, Brahms and the rest of the Tigers made sure to encourage and support their teammate and captain.
“I rode the bus home with Bo right next to him, right next to his seat,” Brahms said. “I could just tell, that guy’s just a competitor, man. He talked to us after the game, and he felt really down about himself, and it was our job to kinda pick him up as his teammates.”
Now shaking this week’s performance off, Nix and Tigers will head to Oxford, Mississippi, to take on the Ole Miss Rebels.
Nix has had his fair share of struggles on the road, with the Tigers losing their last four road/neutral site games dating back to Nov. 26, 2019, against LSU. In those games, Nix has tossed a combined three touchdowns and five interceptions.
Even with those past struggles, Brahms knows that Nix will bounce back.
“He’s going to bounce back,” Brahms said. “He’s so positive. I don’t think he lets the noise get to him, honestly, so I see him bouncing back.”
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