Auburn Tigers News
10-20-14: The Tigers had a bye this week. Every FBS team remaining on Auburn’s schedule is currently, or at some point has been, ranked this season. The Tigers are running for 262 yards per game. Their defense has been solid allowing 18.3 points per game. AP No. 5 Auburn hosts the reeling South Carolina Gamecocks this week.
10-15-14: The Tigers got smacked early by then AP No. 3 Mississippi State and never fully recovered. Turnovers contributed to an early 21-0 hole after nine only minutes. Auburn got as close as 21-13 before halftime and entered the fourth quarter down 28-20. The Tigers couldn’t capitalize on four Bulldog turnovers. Their defense had trouble containing the elusive QB Dak Prescott, who had 367 yards of total offense and three total touchdowns. Nick Marshall threw for 209 yards and two TDs while rushing for 100 yards He also threw two interceptions. Auburn has a bye this week.
10-6-14: The AP No. 2 Tigers look like the best team in the land, as they trample over LSU 41-7 racking up 566 yards. Quarterback Nick Marshall threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 119 yards and two scores. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 126 yards. Auburn ran for 298 yards total on the ground. Wide receiver Sammie Coates had four catches for 144 yards and a TD. They will travel to Starkville, MS this week to square off against AP. No. 3 Mississippi State.
10-1-14: Auburn cruised past past Louisiana Tech 45-17 behind 271 yards of total offense from quarterback Nick Marshall. They also got 189 all-purpose yards from Quan Bray.
The Tigers scored the game's first 24 points but only led 24-10 in the fourth quarter before Bray scored twice in 63 seconds. Marshall threw for three touchdown passes, while running for 105 yards. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne added 116 yards and a rushing TD. Auburn hosts SEC rival LSU this weekend.
9-22-14: The Tigers found a way to win this past Thursday over Kansas State 20-14. It was a tough offensive night overall, but QB Nick Marshall threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Duke Williams caught eight balls for 110 yards and one touchdown. It was the Tigers' first road win over a ranked nonconference opponent since 1984. The win came with the fewest total yards (359) they've gained since Gus Malzahn became head coach last year. Auburn hosts Louisiana Tech this week.
9-15-14: Auburn was idle this week, but will travel this Thursday to Manhattan, KS to take on Bill Snyder’s up-start Kansas State squad. This will be the Tigers first true test of the season as KSU is 130-31-1 at home since 1990. Interesting to note that Auburn has given up only three total points in the second half this year, and allowed just 11.2 points per game in the second half of games last year. How Auburn’s young players respond on national television will interesting to see. K-State could pull off the upset.
9-9-14: Auburn used three first-half rushing touchdowns from Cameron Artis-Payne as part of a 358-yard team effort on the ground to steamroll San Jose State 59-13. Gus Malzahn’s Tigers scored three touchdowns in a 4:35 span in the second quarter to turn a 7-7 game into a blowout victory. QB Nick Marshall, in his first start of the year, threw for 101 yards and a touchdown and ran for 103 and a touchdown. Auburn has a bye next week.
9-4-14: Despite not having starting quarterback Nick Marshall for the opening two quarters for his offseason citation for possession of marijuana, Auburn rolled Arkansas 45-21. Backup QB Jeremy Johnson was impressive throwing for 243 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-16 passing. The Tigers gained 302 yards as a team, with 177 of that coming from Cameron Artis-Payne. Auburn once again will be in the hunt for a national title this season. Gus Malzahn’s team will host San Jose State this weekend.