Auburn vs Penn State: Quarterback Tale of the Tape

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On Saturday we have two teams featuring 2-0 records going head to head. Unlike the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Auburn Tigers are facing their first Power Five opponent on the schedule. Penn State opened up its campaign with a Big Ten showdown against Purdue. The Tigers faced FCS foe Mercer and San Jose State of the Mountain West.

Going into the game we have quarterbacks at two different stages. The Nittany Lions roll out seasoned veteran Sean Clifford and the Tigers counter with unproven T.J. Finley, who will make his sixth start for Auburn since taking over for the injured Bo Nix last season.

As the kickoff for Auburn-Penn State draws near, we take a look at the tale of the tape between the two signal callers.

Sean Clifford vs TJ Finley

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Here is how they break down:

Sean Clifford

vs

TJ Finley

6-2

Ht

6-7

220

Wt

246

Senior

Class

Junior

39

Comp

22

64

Att

34

60.9

Comp%

64.7

495

Yards

279

7.7

YPA

8.2

5

TDs

1

1

INTs

3

Based on the numbers Clifford is the more accomplished passer of the two. Finley has been splitting reps with backup Robby Ashford. Neither Auburn QB has cemented themselves as the solution to the Tigers’ offensive woes. It doesn’t help with the penalties and no clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game either.

Last season Nix was under center for Bryan Harsin, we will soon find out if Finley or Ashford fare any better against the Nittany Lions.

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