AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn coach Gene Chizik said freshman Jonathan Wallace is "in strong consideration" to start at quarterback against lowly New Mexico State.
It can't get much worse for the nation's 120th-rated offense.
Wallace was one of the few bright spots in the Tigers' 63-21 loss to No. 16 Texas A&M on Saturday night. Starter Clint Moseley injured an ankle, and former starter Kiehl Frazier was sacked four times.
Wallace passed for 122 yards and two touchdowns and ran 13 times for 71 yards for the Tigers (1-7, 0-6 Southeastern Conference), who are off to their worst start in 60 years.
"There were times when he got out of a little bit of trouble and extended a play with his feet and made a play," Chizik said Sunday. "I thought he was very productive, even running the football. He fumbled the ball two times last week, he came back and he was very adamant about protecting the ball every time he carried it. I thought he made very good decisions. The most impressive part to me...