Auburn Tigers News
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.