OXFORD, Miss. — Auburn’s Jalen Harris made sure his first catch of the year was a good one.
The sophomore tight end hauled in a 15-yard reception with just over three minutes to go in the third quarter. Harris jogged untouched into the end zone, putting Auburn up 27-22 over the Rebels.
It was the first time since the 2014 Outback Bowl that the Tigers targeted a tight end and the first attempted throw to a tight end in 19 games.
Auburn TE Jalen Harris finds the end zone. pic.twitter.com/lPIrPWM4Fw
— Lauren Shute (@LShute13) October 30, 2016
Coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee implied through Auburn’s last several games that the 6-foot-4, 259 pound Harris would be incorporated into the offense more as the season unfolded.