Scores

Final

Mississippi St 20

(1-2, 0-1 SEC)

Auburn 24

(3-0, 1-0 SEC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Jordan-Hare Stadium, AUBURN, AL

1 2 3 4 T
MSST 6 7 7 020
AUB 11 3 3 724

Top Performers

Passing: N. Marshall (AUB) - 339 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Prescott (MSST) - 22 CAR, 133 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: Q. Bray (AUB) - 3 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Auburn uses late TD to beat Miss. St., snap 10-game SEC skid

Associated Press
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Nick Marshall pass complete to Quan Bray for 76 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
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AUBURN, Ala. -- Nick Marshall hit C.J. Uzomah for an 11-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left to lift Auburn to a 24-20 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night, ending the Tigers' 10-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.

Marshall led the Tigers (3-0, 1-0 SEC) down the field with big running and passing plays in easily his best game.

The junior-college transfer completed his first five passes for 55 yards in leading Auburn 88 yards over the final 1:56. He then ran 11 yards on 3rd-and-10 before lofting the decisive throw to the right corner of the end zone.

The play was reviewed and instant replay officials ruled that the 6-foot-4 tight end, Uzomah, was pushed out of bounds, enabling him to come back.

Subbing for an injured Tyler Russell for a second straight game, quarterback Dak Prescott ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 213 for Mississippi State (1-2, 0-1). Russell sustained a concussion in the opener against Oklahoma State.

With the game on the line, Marshall suddenly looked like anything but a guy who's had six weeks to learn an offense.

He hit freshman Marcus Davis on three straight passes to cover 29 yards, then had a 17-yarder to Jaylon Denson. He also salvaged short gains with a couple of runs before heading out of bounds.

Tre Mason's 3-yard run pushed it to the 11 before Auburn called timeout with 15 seconds left.

Marshall was 23-of-34 passing for 339 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted twice. He passed for just 246 yards and two TDs in his first two games as starter combined.

Marshall showed a knack for turning potential miscues into big plays. He dropped the shotgun snap, collected it on the bounce and hit a wide-open Quan Bray downfield for a 76-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Ryan White then hit Brandon Fulse for the two-point conversion.

In the third quarter, Marshall caught his own batted pass and raced for a 37-yard gain. The Bulldogs forced the Tigers to settle for Cody Parkey's 47-yard field goal after Jamerson Love tackled Corey Grant for a loss.

Parkey also had a 40-yarder and 19-yarder.

The Bulldogs were able to keep in check Auburn tailbacks Corey Grant, Tre Mason and Cameron Artis-Payne, who had been the strength of the offense.

Prescott completed 15 of 28 passes and carried 22 times. LaDarius Perkins gained 36 yards after he was one of seven starters held out of a route of FCS team Alcorn State.

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen gambled on fourth-and-2 from his own 29 late, and Prescott delivered with a 3-yard gain. That enabled the Bulldogs to burn off another two minutes before punting, though they couldn't get another first down.

It proved just enough time for the Tigers.

Mississippi State twice forced turnovers in Auburn territory in the second half, but failed to produce points both times.

The Bulldogs stalled after reaching Auburn's 32 midway through the fourth quarter even after Prescott converted a fourth-and-2. A false start penalty helped push the Bulldogs out of field goal range.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MSST
AUB
1st Downs1922
Total Yards415459
Passing213339
Rushing202120
Penalties5-331-5
3rd Down Conversions5-157-15
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers03
Possession34:2325:37

Passing Leaders

Mississippi StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Prescott15/282137.600
AuburnC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Marshall23/3433910.022

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Prescott221336.0247
Perkins8364.5012
AuburnCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grant8445.5012
Mason10343.407

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson48421.0061
Lewis36220.7034
AuburnRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bray38026.7176
Coates35518.3034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMSSTAUB
FG10:53Cody Parkey 40 Yd
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TD04:54Quan Bray 76 Yd Pass From Nick Marshall (Ryan White Pass To Brandon Fulse For Two-Point Conversion)
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011
TD04:09Jameon Lewis 14 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
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611
SECOND QUARTERMSSTAUB
FG13:36Cody Parkey 19 Yd
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614
TD05:02Dak Prescott 5 Yd Run (Devon Bell Kick)
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1314
THIRD QUARTERMSSTAUB
TD12:38Dak Prescott 2 Yd Run (Devon Bell Kick)
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FG09:53Cody Parkey 47 Yd
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FOURTH QUARTERMSSTAUB
TD00:10C.J. Uzomah 11 Yd Pass From Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey Kick)
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2024