Sloppy But Successful: Auburn vs Kansas State Review

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Sep 18, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) looks to the sideline for a call during a 20-14 win against the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

2. Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall had Auburn’s only two touchdowns through the air, which led to the Tigers victory over Kansas State. Though the Tigers were victorious, Marshall really struggled early to complete a pass.

His first attempt to Quan Bray was way too low. As the game progressed, he continued to overshoot Sammie Coates deep. This seems like a relapse of last year. The struggle did not end there; Nick had multiple passes deflected for being too low. Kansas State’s Dakorey Johnson intercepted one of the deflections and set the Wildcats up with decent field position. More importantly, it put an end to a promising Auburn drive.

In the coming weeks, Nick Marshall’s accuracy will be vital to the Tigers offense. Last year versus Mississippi Sate it determined the outcome of the game.

In addition to the accuracy, his decisions during read option plays were rather off. He would give the ball to Corey Grant often times when Kansas State would bring pressure off of the edge. Marshall, much like his counterpart Jake Waters, was limited on the ground as well.

For the Tigers to remain on a steady incline, Nick Marshall has to complete passes and remain confident with his reads.