Tigers Hoping Reed's Return Can Spark Offense

Trovon Reed

Auburn's offense needs a spark at wide receiver and Trovon Reed could be a player to provide it.

Auburn, Ala.--One of the biggest ares of concern for Auburn's struggling offense in recent weeks has been outside at wide receiver.

With Emory Blake and Trovon Reed both on the sidelines with injuries, coordinator Gus Malzahn's offense hasn't been able to consistently make down the field plays in the passing game.

While Blake continues to be bothered with an ankle injury and is still questionable for this weekend's football game against Ole Miss, Reed got back into the swing of things last week at LSU for the first time since being injured against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 24th.

The redshirt freshman caught two passes for 26 yards in the Auburn loss. Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said Reed's return gives the Tigers an extra dimension outside in the passing game for new starter Clint Moseley.

"It was big," Chizik said of getting Reed back on the field. "We've got to get him more involved in the game plan this week, no question about it.

"He got his hands on a couple of footballs there and did some things with the ball after the catch, which was good to see," Chizik added. "There's no doubt we've got to get him involved more with the game."

Despite missing three full games Reed is third on the team with 15 receptions in 2011.

Auburn (5-3, 3-2) will face Ole Miss (2-5, 0-4) Saturday at 6 p.m. in an SEC game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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