Carr and AU Offense Looking For Answers

Auburn redshirt freshman wide receiver Quindarius Carr talks about the offensive struggles.

Auburn, Ala.--Saturday night's game against Mississippi State was a frustrating one for the Auburn Tigers as the defense dominated in every phase of the game in a 3-2 win over the Bulldogs. While the defense was dominant, the offense was erratic at best.

Even though the total offensive number of 315 yards wasn't as bad as it looked at first glance, the Tigers were unable to get the ball into the end zone despite several chances. Penalties, turnovers and missed field goals all added up to a night to forget for the Auburn offense. Wide receiver Quindarius Carr says for him it's one to remember but also put behind him.

"It was pretty frustrating but it's a win though and that's all that matters," Carr says. "It happens like that on the road in SEC games sometimes but we fought it out. We've got a good defense so we've got to continue getting better every week."

Carr and fellow wide receiver Montez Billings were two of the bright spots on offense for the Tigers. Coordinator Tony Franklin has talked since arriving at Auburn about players making plays and both did that on Saturday night. Billings led the Tigers with three catches for 68 yards while Carr added one grab for 28 yards, both in traffic.

Despite some big plays in the passing game the offense couldn't come up with six, something Carr says they'll focus on this week in practice.

"It showed improvement because we moved the ball and were driving down the field," Carr says. "We've got to finish. That's the thing now.

"I think it's all about cutting out the mistakes and all the errors we made," Carr says. "That's about it. I think we'll be good. We're going to work on finishing and tightening up our techniques and plays. After that we should be fine."

Heading into this week's game against the sixth-ranked LSU Tigers, Auburn's offense will have to play much better than it has through the first three games if the Tigers hope to hold serve on their home field. Carr says that Franklin has been positive with them and right now their focused on improving and moving forward.

"He said we're getting better and that we've got to keep pushing," Carr says. "It was a SEC week. We're 1-0 in the SEC and we've got to keep going."


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