Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wallace to start at QB for Auburn
By Edward Aschoff
Auburn coach Gene Chizik is making another change at quarterback.
Chizik announced on Tuesday that true freshman Jonathan Wallace will start for the Tigers on Saturday when they take on New Mexico State. Clint Moseley went down with an ankle injury last Saturday in Auburn's blowout loss to Texas A&M, and Wallace was much more impressive than fellow backup Kiehl Frazier. Moseley is still nursing his injury, so Wallace will take his place this weekend.
Wallace came off the bench to toss two touchdown passes and Chizik said that Wallace could provide a much-needed spark for Auburn's struggling offense. The Tigers are at the bottom of the barrel in both the SEC and nationally when it comes to offense and it's not like things could get much worse at this point.
Wallace completed six of his nine passes for 122 yards and ran the ball 13 times for 71 yards against the Aggies. He's very young, but when you're 1-7 and nothing is going right, you have to change something, and going with Wallace is the right move.
Even if Moseley was able to come back from his ankle injury this week, it's probably time to go in another direction. Neither Mosley nor Frazier were doing enough, so it's the rookie's turn at running this offense.