AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn's offensive linemen are looking forward to facing off against the Arkansas Razorbacks in this weekend’s game.
After Auburn’s tough loss on the road to the Georgia Bulldogs, the team is focused on improving for their next game. The Tigers and the Razorbacks are set to go head-to-head this Saturday at Jordan Hare Stadium.
Teammates Nick Brahms and Owen Peppoe both have plans for improvement. Brahms, Auburn’s starting center, believes the team has a strong ability to stay confident and move forward through difficult games.
“We aren’t going to fold,” Brahms said “We’re going to fight for Auburn, we’re going to fight for this program, our coaches, and eachother.”
Brahms talked about what he, Bo Nix, and the team must do in order to extend drives and prevent third and out situations.
“It starts with me getting the protection set up for him so he doesn’t have to change it,” Brahms said. “It really just comes down to communication between all of us.”
Linebacker Owen Pappoe highlighted the team’s inability to gain yards against the Bulldogs, and their intentions of fixing the problem.
“We’re regrouping in practice this week, and we're going to make sure we never see anything like that again,” Pappoe said. “We’re going to get that corrected for sure.”
Both Owen and Brahms think Auburn's handling of third-down situations can be improved. Pappoe said it will come down to “making sure everyone is in their gaps and everyone is executing their assignments.”
The matchup against Arkansas will take place this Saturday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium and will be broadcast on SEC Network.