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Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall threw for less than 100 yards in a win against Washington State. Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall threw for less than 100 yards in a win against Washington State. Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images.

With Gus Malzahn the new head coach at Auburn, I halfway expected for there to be more of a passing attack.

Maybe the blame lies with starting quarterback Nick Marshall, who only had 99 yards passing, but if Auburn wants to improve on last year, the passing game has to get going.

Washington State allowed 341 yards per game passing last year, so I expected to see more from Auburn.

However, the running game did get going as Tre Mason and Corey Grant combined for 219 yards. Maybe that's why Auburn didn't feel the need to pass more.

But, if the Tigers are going to go anywhere this year, Marshall has to get better.