AUBURN, Ala. – Not exactly ideal conditions for one's first career collegiate start: on the road, at night, versus the fifth-ranked team in the country with an ax to grind after three-straight losses in the series.
The results for freshman signal caller Brandon Harris were, with the benefit of hindsight, predictable. Harris struggled mightily, finishing 3-of-14 passing for 58 yards, with 52 of those coming on one deep pass to Malachi Dupre.
He also suffered an ankle sprain in the third quarter, giving way to sophomore Anthony Jennings, LSU's starter through the first four games of the 2014 season.
Harris had no issue telling reporters after the game just how poorly he played.
"It was awful, from the start to the finish," Harris said. "Everything about it was awful."
Continuing on the honest assessment of his play, Harris explained, "I flat-out came out and played terrible. I can't even put a grade on it because it was that below (standard)."
Check out the rest of Harris' six-plus minute audio interview in the locker room, one that begins with him discussing the status of his ankle (comes in on his answer, no original question).