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||Auburn Game Notes
Auburn is now 46-29-5 all-time in SEC openers and 19-2 over the last 21 SEC openers. Auburn is now 55-23-2 all-time in SEC home openers.
Auburn has won 11 of its last 13 games against Mississippi State and six of the last seven played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn was 3-for-3 scoring in the red zone tonight and is 10-for-10 scoring in the red zone on the season. Auburn has scored six touchdowns and four field goals on drives in the red zone this season.
Auburn opponents have not scored in a fourth quarter this season. Mississippi State's third-quarter touchdown is the only second-half touchdown Auburn has allowed this season.
Auburn scored the game-winning touchdown with just 10 seconds left in the game. The last time Auburn scored a game-winning touchdown in the final 30 seconds of regulation in a game was against Utah State in 2011 (Michael Dyer 1-yard touchdown run).
Nick Marshall finished the game 23-for-34 for 339 yards through the air. He is the first Auburn quarterback to pass for 300 yards in a game since Cam Newton threw for 335 yards against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship game.
With 155 yards passing in the first half, Marshall had already established a new season high; his previous best for a game was 147 yards vs. Arkansas State.
Marshall is the first Auburn QB to throw for more than 200 yards since Barrett Trotter vs. Utah State in 2011, and the first to throw for 200+ yards vs. an SEC opponent since Newton did it against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC championship game
Marshall connected with nine different receivers in the game, including himself. Marshall caught a deflected pass of his own and gained 37 yards on the play.
Marcus Davis finished the game with an Auburn-high six catches, which is a career high. Coming into the game he had just two catches, bringing his season total to eight.
Before Marshall, the last Auburn player to record a pass, rush and reception in the same game was Kiehl Frazier vs. ULM last season
C.J. Uzomah's 11-yard touchdown catch with 10 seconds left was his second career touchdown pass. His other touchdown catch against Texas A&M in 2012.
Cody Parkey's three field goals give him 31 made for his career, ranking him ninth all-time at Auburn. His 47-yarder in the third quarter tied his career long. Parkey has made seven consecutive field goals this season. He has made 16 straight field goals from 45 yards and in, dating back through the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl
The 76-yard touchdown pass from Marshall to Quan Bray in the first quarter was a career long for both and is tied for the 19th longest touchdown completion in Auburn history. It was Auburn's longest TD pass play since an 80-yard completion from Cam Newton to Terrell Zachery vs. Chattanooga in 2010. It was the first receiving touchdown of Bray's career.
Bray finished the game with 80 yards on three catches. The 80 yards are a career high. His previous career high was 50 at Mississippi State last year.
The two-point conversion on a pass from Ryan White to Brandon Fulse was Auburn's second two-point conversion of the season; the first was a rush by Ryan White vs. Washington State.
Tre Mason finished with 34 yards rushing and now has 1,369 rushing yards, moving him past Williams Andrews (1976-78) and Mario Fannin (2007-10) into 30th in Auburn history. He needs four yards to pass Mitzi Jackson (1973-75) for 29th.
Ryan White and Jake Holland tied for the team high with eight total tackles. White had just six tackles in the first two games of the season and the eight tackles are a career high.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was the first opposing player to rush for more than 100 yards against Auburn this season, finishing the 133 yards on the ground. The last opposing quarterback to rush for over 100 yards against Auburn was Mississippi State's Chris Relf in 2011 (106 yards).
Auburn won Saturday's game without scoring a rushing touchdown. The last time Auburn won a game without scoring a rushing touchdown was Sept. 24, 2011 vs. Florida Atlantic (30-14). The last time Auburn won a SEC game without scoring a rushing touchdown was Sept. 9, 2010 at Mississippi State (17-14). The last time Auburn did it in a home SEC game was Sept. 27, 2008 vs. Tennessee (14-12).
||Mississippi State Game Notes
With the Bulldogs' 213 yards passing, Mississippi State has topped the 200-yard aerial plateau in 14 of the last 15 contests.
MSU recorded 415 yards of total offense, surpassing the 333-yard mark for the 13th time in the last 16 games.
The Bulldogs have recorded 971 yards of total offense in the last two games, an average of 485.5 yards per contest.
After a one-for-two redzone performance during the opener against Oklahoma State, the Bulldogs have scored during 11 of their last 12 trips to the redzone, cashing in nine touchdowns (eight rushing).
Mississippi State's loss despite leading after three quarters snapped the team's 39-game winning streak when ahead after three periods. It was the first loss of head coach Dan Mullen's tenure when leading after three quarters (29-1).
With the 0:45 scoring drive in the first quarter, Mississippi State has three scoring drives in the last two games lasting under a minute.
After going seven-of-29 on third-down conversions during the first two games of the year, Mississippi State converted five-of-15 third-down tries against Auburn.
In the last two weeks, opponents have converted just nine-of-29 third-down attempts.
The Mississippi State defense forced two three-and-outs during the contest, raising its season total to 12, with 10 in the last two contests.
After allowing 199 total offensive yards in the first quarter, Mississippi State held Auburn to just 18 in the second, including just four passing yards.
Mississippi State finished with three forced turnovers (two interceptions, fumble recovery), making it five times in the last six games the Bulldogs have created two or more turnovers.
Mississippi State recorded one quarterback hurry to bring its season total to 10, an average of 3.3 a game. A year ago, the Bulldogs averaged 2.1 QBH per contest.
MSU tallied 4.0 tackles for lost yardage, lifting its season total to 20.0. The Bulldogs have averaged 6.7 TFL this season.
The Bulldogs finished with a season-high 3.0 sacks after recording their first of the campaign last week versus Alcorn State.
Mississippi State had three players record sacks, all recording their first career quarterback drops.
The two-point conversion passing by Auburn in the first quarter was the first surrendered by Mississippi State since Oct. 12, 2002, against Troy.
Mississippi State featured 18 offensive players during its initial drive of the contest.
Auburn reached the redzone on its initial drive of the game but was held to a field goal. It was the first time Mississippi State kept an opponent from scoring a touchdown when reaching the redzone this year.