Game Notes: Auburn 45, Texas A&M 41

 
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Game captains for Auburn: Chris Davis, Reese Dismukes
 
First-time starters for Auburn: LB Kris Frost, WR Melvin Ray
 
Nick Marshall's 16-yard TD run in the first quarter was Marshall's third rushing touchdown of the season, and his longest rushing TD this year. He finished with two rushing touchdowns.
 
Cody Parkey extended his SEC-leading string of consecutive PAT kicks made to 76
 
Parkey's 27-yard field goal in the first quarter was his 18th straight successful field goal from 45 yards and in, dating back through the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl
 
Ryan Smith's first-quarter interception was the second of his career
 
Ryan White's first-quarter interception was the first of his career
 
Jay Prosch's 56-yard first-quarter reception was a career long
 
Marshall's 13-yard scoring pass to Quan Bray in the second quarter was Bray's third career TD catch
 
AU's 96-yard scoring drive that culminated in a TD catch by Quan Bray was Auburn's longest scoring drive of the season, and its longest scoring drive against an SEC opponent since the 2010 Ole Miss game
 
Sammie Coates' 43-yard TD catch in the third quarter was his fourth career TD reception. He finished with 104 yards receiving for his second career 100-yard receiving game.
 
Tre Mason rushed for 178 yards on 27 carries and one touchdown for his sixth career 100-yard game and third of the season.
 
Nick Marshall ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for his second career 100-yard rushing performance
 
Auburn finished the game with 379 yards rushing to post its third game of the season with 300-plus rushing yards
 
The win was Auburn's first win over a ranked opponent on the road since October 1, 2011 at No. 10 South Carolina. It is the Tigers' second win over a ranked opponent this season after the victory over then No. 24 Ole Miss.
 
Mike Evans' 287 receiving yards were the most ever by an Auburn opponent