Auburn’s offense is struggling as a team, coach says

Nov 25, 2021 News

By BOB RITTER, AP Auburn has struggled offensively as a unit this season, with the loss of quarterback Nick Marshall and running back Corey Grant to injuries.

The Tigers’ starting quarterback has completed just 38 of 69 passes for 366 yards and two touchdowns and is the subject of a pending contract extension.

Marshall, a three-time first-team All-American, is expected to miss at least the next two games with a hamstring injury.

Grant is expected back Monday.

The offense has been plagued by injuries in recent weeks, with receiver A.J. Hammons, who tore his ACL in the season opener, and cornerback Jourdan Lewis out indefinitely with injuries.

Auburn was 4-6 with Marshall and Grant out.

The loss of the pair could have a negative impact on the offense’s depth.

Marshall is the Tigers’ leading receiver, with 69 catches for 1,823 yards and six touchdowns.

He had a season-high 49 catches for 633 yards and three scores in 2015.

Grant, a former walk-on who has also caught 16 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown, is Auburn’s leading returner with 23 catches for 569 yards and seven scores.

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