When it comes to tackling Auburn Tigers quarterback Bo Nix, heed the words of Yoda. Do or do not, there is no try.

Try to tackle Nix is what the Texas A&M defense was attempting to do on Saturday in their game against Auburn, and they paid for trying.

The Aggies led 7-3 with a little under four minutes left in the second quarter as Nix took the snap for the Tigers at the five-yard line. On 2nd and goal, Nix lined up in the shotgun formation and Texas A&M took that as an opportunity to bring the house and try to bring Bo down. Like another famous Bo from Auburn, they could try but there’s only so much you can do as Nix turned what seemed to be a sure-thing sack into an amazing touchdown run to be admired.

Here’s another angle to try to make sense of how Nix escaped being tackled by, well…everyone.

Nix remains an outside contender for the Heisman Trophy and if he’s considered among the finalists that’s certainly going to be included in his highlight package. As for the Texas A&M defense, they’re gonna be hearing about this one from their coaches all week long.


About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.