After leaving Saturday’s game early with a shoulder injury, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall returned to practice Sunday and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee indicated that he “should be OK” to play this weekend at Arkansas.
“He’s sore, but he’s a tough kid,” Lashlee said. “Everything, from me knowing about him and what we know so far, tells me he should be OK.”
Marshall left the Florida Atlantic game early in the second quarter when he was sacked. However, he injured the shoulder on a prior play when he tried to throw off a defender before going out of bounds. Lashlee said the coaches had a talk with him about avoiding those types of plays in the future.
Auburn still won the game easily as backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson stepped in and played well for the Tigers. The freshman signal-caller finished 10 of 16 for 192 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He started and made his collegiate debut two weeks ago against Western Carolina when Marshall sat out with a knee injury.
“I think it went well,” Lashlee said. “It was kind of the same plan. Jeremy was going to get into the game regardless of what happened. When he was able to step right in, I felt like we didn’t miss a beat. I felt like he played well.”
Lashlee said the team has confidence in both quarterback going forward.