The saga of Auburn’s offensive line’s failures and successes continued against Alabama, and while the Iron Bowl loss may seem like it belongs in that first category, quarterback Bo Nix said the line’s performance wasn’t as bad as it seems.

The line has battled COVID-19 and injuries since before the season started, and heading into the game against Alabama, two starters were out. Right guard Brandon Council had suffered a season-ending injury in the Ole Miss game, and left tackle Alec Jackson injured his hand in Auburn’s most recent game, the win over Tennessee.

The 42-13 loss clearly exposed that whether or not Auburn was lacking talent, it was certainly lacking that cohesiveness. The Tigers struggled to get the run game going through the first half and rushed for just 57 yards. In the second, it managed to gain 63 yards, but it wasn’t nearly enough to get the offense moving in time for a comeback.

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