Auburn quarterback Sean White was thrown into a near must-win situation Saturday, and he was offered up without any experience at the college level.
White made some mistakes, mainly a critical interception inside the Mississippi State 5-yard line on the first drive of the game. But he also showed why Auburn coach Gus Malzahn had the confidence to turn to him in a game of this importance.
“Overall I thought he did a solid job for his first college game period,” Malzahn told reporters after the game.
White was pressured all game, but he never appeared rattled. He led Auburn to 389 total yards of offense and was able to sustain long drives. The redshirt freshman finished with 188 passing yards on 20-for-28 passing.
Auburn held the ball almost 13 minutes longer than Mississippi State, but poor red-zone execution limited the Tigers to just three field goals.
White appeared to be in control of the offense and even showed off his ability to run the ball. He picked up 29 rushing yards in the game.
White was not perfect and he still needs time to develop, but Auburn may have a solution at quarterback on its hands.
Gus on White: Overall I thought he did a solid job for his first college game period
— Tom Green (@AUBlog) September 27, 2015