Auburn Tigers (6-4)

Nix experienced been knocked a lot all through his profession at Auburn. Following final week, nevertheless, his toughness are not able to be doubted or questioned just after having a lick to his ideal leg from Mississippi State defensive tackle Jaden Crumady.

The strike broke a bone in that ankle, which went underneath the knife Monday. Cleared by Auburn healthcare personnel, Nix experienced returned to the sport and performed in the ensuing 3 drives right before leaving for good. The god-fearing quarterback is in exceptional spirits and hunting forward to returning subsequent year.

Now TJ Finley, a sophomore transfer from LSU, receives his 1st start out in a Tigers uniform. In parts of six game titles this season, he’s thrown for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Jarquez Hunter, a accurate freshman tailback from Philadelphia, Skip., is tied for eighth nationally with 7.2 yards for every carry, so he may possibly be questioned to carry considerably more of the load from South Carolina.

There isn’t a great deal about the Auburn protection that shines, but it is sticky on fourth down. It doesn’t get to opposing quarterbacks really properly, and it lets them to finish two-thirds of their tries, among the the nation’s bottom 10 p.c.

Also observe that kicker Anders Carlson, 35-for-36 on added points and 14-for-21 on discipline-target attempts, is out immediately after possessing endured a knee injury on past week’s late onside-kick attempt.

South Carolina Gamecocks (5-5)

The Gamecocks have quarterback issues of their very own, as senior Jason Brown, an FCS transfer, will be their third starter this year.

Seem for Harris and White to get their figures termed usually.

Harris has dashed for triple-digit yardage six occasions, which includes 243 in a defeat at Ole Miss final year. In a 40-17 victory about Florida two weeks ago, the junior from Hinesville, Geo., ran 16 instances for 128 yards.

Also against the Gators, White, a senior from Cape Coral, Fla., chewed up 111 yards on 13 carries. The Florida Point out transfer had 128 in the time-opening triumph in excess of Japanese Illinois.

Finley, the Auburn QB, will do effectively to prevent Gamecocks defensive back again Jaylan Foster, tied with 3 others atop the place with five interceptions and a leading-11 national tackler.

We’d truly feel stronger about South Carolina, but anybody dropping to Missouri produces far more inquiries than solutions.