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Nix's success at home vs. his problems on the road

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Football vs Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. 
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Bo Nix (10) Football vs Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. Cat Wofford/Auburn Athletics

Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers hit the road again this Saturday when they travel to Oxford to take on Ole Miss. The Tigers stand at 2-2 this season, going 2-0 at home and 0-2 on the road. The offense, led by Bo Nix, has struggled in their road games this season, not scoring a single touchdown in Athens and turning the ball over three times in Columbia last week.

Throughout his short career at Auburn, Bo Nix has had consistent success inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. He has thrown for 2,031 yards and 11 touchdowns and no interceptions while completing 61.6 percent of his passes in home games. His quarterback rating is at 136.6 and he averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt. These numbers are not eye-popping by any measure but Nix does not make many costly mistakes at home and they are a significant improvement compared to Nix’s numbers on the road.

In true road games, excluding neutral site games, Nix has struggled. The sophomore quarterback almost becomes a different quarterback on opposing fields. He has completed only 51.1 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,027 yards with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. His quarterback rating on the road drops to 101.3 on the road and his yards per pass attempt drops as well, to just 5.5 yards per attempt. 

Nix’s struggles on the road have cost his team, specifically in the Florida game a year ago and last week against South Carolina, where Nix threw three interceptions in each game.

With yet another road game on the horizon, Nix will be looking to break a troubling trend of poor performances on the road and get the Auburn offense back on track.

Kickoff is set for this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. CST on the SEC Network.

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