Auburn coach Gus Malzahn might not want to weigh in on the Joe Mixon controversy, but the program’s fanbase didn’t have any issue with letting the third-year sophomore running back know how they felt during the Sugar Bowl.
Fans chanted “he hits women” as the running back closed out the first half with a 6-yard carry.
Mixon was shown on the videoboard at the Superdome raising his arms as if he wanted fans to get louder.
Video of Mixon punching a fellow female student in Norman, Oklahoma was released two weeks before the New Year’s Six game. The incident happened in 2014 when Mixon was a true freshman, but surviellence footage of the incident was held up in a court battle.
Mixon accounted for more than 50 percent of Oklahoma’s offense in the first half carrying the ball 10 times for 45 yards with a touchdown and three catches for 73 yards.
The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder helped set up Oklahoma’s first touchdown by converting a third-and-22 with a 32-yard catch down the sidelines for a first down.