During Bo Nix's nearly two seasons as the Auburn starting quarterback, he has undeniably been a different quarterback at home vs. on the road. As the Tigers' quarterback, Nix has only lost two home games. That number jumps to six losses on the road or at a neutral site. By far Nix's worst performance this year came on the road at South Carolina, when he threw three interceptions in the loss to the Gamecocks. The road is always a tough place to play in the SEC, but Bo Nix seems to take the home vs road difference to an extreme not seen by most players. No team or player finds it easy to pick up wins in places such as The Swamp, Death Valley, Athens, or Tuscaloosa, which have accounted for four of Nix's road losses. The key to a good performance on the road is limiting mistakes. Nix is rarely intercepted at home, but the occurrence increases when he leaves the friendly confines of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Six of Nix's seven interceptions this season have come during Auburn's four road games compared to only one interception during all five games at home. Nix has also struggled to find the end zone on the road with only two touchdown passes during the four road games this season. Nix's best road game this season, and incidentally Auburn's only road win this year, did come in the state of Mississippi when Auburn defeated Ole Miss. Auburn's next road matchup comes in that same state when the Tigers travel to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday December 12.
The Auburn Tigers had a rough start to the season, not to mention the year. A worldwide pandemic has put a damper on the collegiate season as a whole, and to add onto that their star player was forced to sit for 11 games. But with Sharife Cooper finally on the court, what has he brought to the table for the Tigers?