Former Auburn football stars from before the Bo Nix era have fully supported the Tigers and No.10 after an incredible comeback victory over LSU on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Down 13-0 in the first quarter, Bryan Harsin went out of his way to end the losing streak at Tiger Stadium, including removing Nix from former LSU QB TJ Finley.
It didn’t last long, but the shock and fear of Nix escaping a tackle from four different defenders to find Tyler Fromm in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown while falling forward will likely last all week.
The victory was seismic for Harsin, who now becomes the fifth head coach in Auburn football history to win a game at Baton Rouge.
Obviously, the Auburn family was not going to be heard in the wake of this victory:
– Anthony Schwartz (@ TheRealF1ash) October 3, 2021
EAGLE OF WAR 🦅 ️‼ ️😎
– daniel thomas (@ gamechanger021) October 3, 2021
WARRRRRR EAGGLLLLLEEEEEEE HEY‼ ️
– Darius Slayton (@ Young_Slay2) October 3, 2021
And the respect for Nix was as strong as the disrespect was:
I see alot of Bo Nix support that wasn’t there last week lol
– Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) October 3, 2021
Hats off to # 10! Played a hell of a game and found a spark in a seemingly dead match to lead his team to victory. The offensive line showed some spurts of dominance but was inconsistent. The RB did it in committee! WRs MUST improve! Still no clear guy # 1!
– ⭐️Deshaun Davis⭐ (@ _Davis_Boy12) October 3, 2021
Granted, at FWE we lost faith in Nix, but such a win earns goodwill for the rest of the year, assuming they don’t lose to South Carolina again. The third-year Auburn football starter at QB has shown the ability to cook out-of-pocket defenders in a way he hasn’t had before.
Nix is a legitimate dual threat. The racing game was something he made serious strides with in 2020, but last night against LSU it never looked better.
Or capable of what he did.
It was an unforgettable night in Baton Rouge. I bet no Tiger fan in attendance will ever forget the night Nix ended the Death Valley drought.