Scores

Final

(24) Auburn 45

(6-1, 3-1 SEC)

(7) Texas A&M 41

(5-2, 2-2 SEC)

Coverage: CBS

3:30 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Kyle Field, COLLEGE STATION, TX

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#24AUB 10 7 7 2145
#7TA&M 14 10 7 1041

Top Performers

Passing: J. Manziel (TA&M) - 454 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Mason (AUB) - 27 CAR, 178 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Evans (TA&M) - 11 REC, 287 YDS, 4 TD

No. 24 Auburn batters Johnny Manziel, holds off No. 7 Texas A&M

ESPN.com news services

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- No. 24 Auburn didn't win a single Southeastern Conference game last season.

So no one could blame running back Tre Mason for shedding a few tears as the final seconds ticked in the Tigers' 45-41 upset of No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.

"Those were tears of happiness," he said. "We did something a lot of people didn't think we could do."

Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in the victory. Last season the Aggies beat Auburn 63-21.

Mason's 5-yard score with less than 2 minutes to play was first placed at the 1, but it was reviewed and ruled a touchdown.

"Our plan was to be in the game at halftime and wear them down in the second half," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "I think for the most part it worked."

A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had a last chance, but Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, was sacked by Dee Ford on fourth down to secure the win.

"We didn't make enough plays at the end of the day," Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. "We had our opportunities -- couldn't make a play."

Manziel threw for 454 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth score, but was intercepted twice. He missed a series in the fourth quarter with an injury to his right shoulder. He returned but was constantly moving his right arm. Sumlin didn't provide any details on the injury after the game, but said Manziel told him he was "ready to go."

Texas A&M said Manziel was to be evaluated after the game. The school did not anticipate any announcement on his injury later Saturday night.

Marshall threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two more scores for Auburn (6-1, 3-1).

Johnny Manziel

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Johnny Manziel was hurt while being tackled on an 8-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Texas A&M's Mike Evans had a school-record 287 yards receiving with four touchdowns to become the first player in school history to have two, 200-yard receiving games in a career. He scored on receptions of 26, 64, 42 and 33 yards.

Manziel wasn't made available to the media after the game, and the school said Evans refused to do interviews.

Auburn entered the game leading the SEC with 287 yards rushing a game and piled up 379 yards rushing against the Aggies. Mason led the way with 178 yards and Corey Grant added 45.

"That's Auburn's identity, tough, hard-nosed football," Mason said. "We're going to run the ball and if you can't stop it, then oh well. We stuck to it. The O-line did great. They had great pressure up front and I had to do my job."

Texas A&M's inexperienced defense, which entered the game ranked in the bottom 25 in the country in yards allowed, continued to be a problem Saturday.

"In my career when you score 41 points you should win -- end of story," defensive coordinator Mark Snyder said.

Manziel connected with Evans for his fourth TD on a 33-yard pass -- that Auburn was called for pass interference on -- giving A&M a 31-24 lead late in the third quarter.

Manziel was injured when he was tackled on an 8-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

He got up after the tackle and then went to the ground before he reached the A&M sideline. A&M officials looked at him for a couple of minutes on the turf before he got up and walked off on his own power.

He was replaced by Matt Joeckel, who threw an incomplete pass on third down and A&M settled for a 20-yard field goal to push the lead to 34-24.

Marshall cut A&M's lead to 3 when he ran 13 yards for a touchdown with about 12 minutes left.

Joeckel remained in for A&M's next possession and the Aggies had to punt.

Cameron Artis-Payne put Auburn ahead 38-34 with a 2-yard run with about 9 minutes remaining. Mason slashed through the line and ran 53 yards to set up the score.

Manziel returned and orchestrated a 75-yard drive capped by his 1-yard touchdown run to give A&M a 41-38 lead with about 5 minutes left.

Marshall found Sammie Coates on a screen pass and he coasted into the end zone untouched for a 43-yard touchdown to tie it at 24-24 in the third quarter.

Evans took a short pass from Manziel and darted through traffic for a 26-yard touchdown that gave A&M a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Tigers answered when Marshall ran 14 yards for a touchdown on Auburn's first drive.

Auburn took a 10-7 lead on a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter after Manziel's first interception.

Texas A&M's next drive was a quick one. Evans grabbed an 11-yard pass before taking a short throw, getting free on a block by Malcome Kennedy and dashing 64 yards down the sideline for a touchdown that put A&M back on top 14-10.

The Tigers coughed the ball up on their next possession when Howard Matthews forced a fumble by Marshall which was recovered by Steven Jenkins.

But the Aggies weren't able to take advantage of that miscue, with Manziel throwing another interception six plays later. He evaded three defenders before launching the pass into double coverage which was intercepted just in front of the goal line by Ryan White.

Marshall escaped the rush and found Quan Bray in the end zone for the 13-yard touchdown that gave Auburn a 17-14 lead early in the second quarter.

A&M tied it with a 37-yard field goal by Josh Lambo.

The Aggies regained the lead just before halftime when Evans scored again. This time he pulled in a short pass, juked a defender and then stiff-armed another before diving into the pylon for a 42-yard touchdown to make it 24-17.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AUB
TA&M
1st Downs2729
Total Yards615602
Passing236469
Rushing379133
Penalties5-435-34
3rd Down Conversions7-145-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers12
Possession32:1627:44

Passing Leaders

AuburnC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Marshall11/2323610.320
Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Manziel28/3845411.942

Rushing Leaders

AuburnCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason271786.6153
Marshall201005.0219
Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Manziel18482.7125
Williams9455.0016

Receiving Leaders

AuburnRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coates510420.8143
Prosch15656.0056
Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans1128726.1464
Labhart77911.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAUBTA&M
TD13:19Mike Evans 26 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Josh Lambo Kick) 07
TD10:14Nick Marshall 16 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick) 77
FG05:40Cody Parkey 27 Yd 107
TD05:14Mike Evans 64 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Josh Lambo Kick) 1014
SECOND QUARTERAUBTA&M
TD10:46Quan Bray 13 Yd Pass From Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey Kick) 1714
FG05:38Josh Lambo 37 Yd 1717
TD00:24Mike Evans 42 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Josh Lambo Kick) 1724
THIRD QUARTERAUBTA&M
TD07:52Sammie Coates 43 Yd Pass From Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey Kick) 2424
TD04:06Mike Evans 33 Yd Pass From Johnny Manziel (Josh Lambo Kick) 2431
FOURTH QUARTERAUBTA&M
FG14:17Josh Lambo 20 Yd 2434
TD11:44Nick Marshall 13 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick) 3134
TD09:06Cameron Artis-Payne 2 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick) 3834
TD05:05Johnny Manziel 1 Yd Run (Josh Lambo Kick) 3841
TD01:19Tre Mason 5 Yd Run (Cody Parkey Kick) 4541