Auburn Tigers helmet on the sideline during the A-Day spring practice at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. Credit: The Montgomery Advertiser

Texas A&M and the Auburn Tigers weren’t exactly putting on an offensive clinic Saturday afternoon, especially in the first half. The Aggies seemed to have found their mojo with backup quarterback Max Johnson.

Johnson, the son of former NFL quarterback, Brad Johnson, threw his first touchdown pass of the afternoon to his brother Jake to get the ball rolling offensively for the Aggies.

Auburn’s struggles at the quarterback position continued, though. The Tigers were unable to get much going with both Robby Ashford and Payton Thorne under center. Neither was able to move the ball with much efficiency, and it’s been a brutal afternoon of quarterbacking. 

The primary reason the Tigers haven’t been able to do anything on offense is their offensive line, which has given up several sacks already.

The woeful play was brutal for Auburn fans to watch. Those in the college football world were quick to react, as they were in disbelief at the offensive display in College Station. Especially Auburn, who made a controversial decision to bring in Hugh Freeze as their head coach. And his offensive genius was nowhere to be found Saturday.

Auburn fans are also not happy with how their defense has managed to let Johnson look like an NFL prospect in this game either.

Auburn managed to stay in Saturday’s game because of its defense, but the final score will be vindictive of the offense’s production, or lack thereof.

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.