Auburn football quarterback Robby Ashford injured in Bryan Harsin make-or-break game

AUBURN — Quarterback Robby Ashford appeared to injure his right arm or shoulder while throwing a block in the third quarter of Auburn football's game against Missouri on Saturday.

He returned to the game after missing a series, during which Holden Geriner played quarterback.

Ashford was Auburn's starter vs. Mizzou because T.J. Finley, who started the first three games, is out with a right shoulder injury. In Ashford's first career college start, he was 7-for-8 with 79 yards passing and 43 yards rushing before the injury.

Ashford went into Auburn's medical tent on the sideline after blocking for receiver Koy Moore on a play that started as an apparent double pass. Instead, Moore saw space to the wide side of the field and followed Ashford's block across the field for 21 yards.

With Ashford out, Auburn was forced to turn to the fourth-string quarterback Geriner for his college debut with coach Bryan Harsin's job potentially on the line. Geriner is a true freshman who was a four-star recruit in the 2022 signing class.

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