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College football storylines, Week 3: A tale of embattled QBs in Auburn vs. Penn State, why Florida has a chance vs. Alabama and more

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What makes this game even more fascinating is the matchup of two enigmatic starting quarterbacks. Bo Nix came to Auburn with much fanfare but struggled to live up to his status as a five-star recruit in his first two seasons. Sean Clifford showed promise as a sophomore in 2019, but a disappointing junior season raised questions about his ability to lead Penn State to a bowl game, let alone a Big Ten championship. Both players have been solid to start the season, but have mostly been coddled by their offensive coordinators. (Nix has only attempted 39 passes through two games, while Clifford’s 7.69 yards per attempt ranks 58th in the country.) Whichever quarterback can make more plays under pressure, buy time in the pocket and use their running ability to scramble for a first down will be the difference in an expected defensive slugfest.

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