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Game Notes: Auburn 35, Ole Miss 31
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Nick Marshall's 57-yard touchdown pass to Sammie Coates was Marshall's 12th touchdown pass of the season and 26th of his career. It was Coates' second touchdown catch of the season and 11th of his career. It was Marshall's longest completion of the season and Coates' longest reception this year; it was the third longest offensive play of the season for the Tigers. It was the longest pass by Auburn vs. Ole Miss since 2003 (Jason Campbell to Ben Obomanu)
Nick Marshall's two TD runs tonight give him nine rushing touchdowns for the season and the 21 for his career. He has seven rushing scores in his last four games.
With four tonight, Marshall now has 48 career touchdowns responsible for, ranking him sixth among Auburn's career leaders. He has 13 TD responsible for in his last four games.
This was Marshall's 10th career game with multiple TD passes, and seventh career game with multiple rushing touchdowns. He has both rushed and thrown for a touchdown in a game 10 times during his career.
Marshall had a season-high 254 passing yards tonight; his previous best was 231 at Kansas State
Cameron Artis-Payne has recorded his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the eighth of his career. He has seven rushing touchdowns this season and 13 for his career.
Sammie Coates now has a 15-game reception streak; this was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game and his second 100-yard game this season
Roc Thomas' 21-yard kickoff return in the first quarter was a career long for the freshman
Marcus Davis' 17-yard touchdown catch was his first of the season and his second career touchdown reception
Gimel President's sack in the second quarter was the first of his career
Kris Frost's fourth-quarter fumble recovery was the second of his career; the first was vs. Arkansas last season. His fourth-quarter forced fumble was the fourth of his career
Johnathan Ford's 12 tackles are a career high
 
GAME NOTES
The Tigers have scored an offensive touchdown in 46 of the last 50 quarters vs. SEC opponents since the 2013 LSU game
This is the seventh game under head coach Gus Malzahn Auburn has had both a 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver
Auburn has had at least one 90-yard drive in the last three games and in five of eight games this season. The Tigers have had four 90-yard drives in the last three games.
Auburn has had 20 or more first downs in 16 of its last 17 games including 13 straight games. In 22 games under Gus Malzahn as head coach, Auburn has gained 20 or more first downs 19 times.
Auburn committed its most penalties since committing 15 vs. Florida in 2002
Gus Malzahn is 12-1 in one-score games as a college head coach, including 9-1 at Auburn. Auburn has a 3-0 record in 2014 in one-score games, winning tonight, at Kansas State 20-14 and vs. South Carolina 42-35.
Game captains: Reese Dismukes, Gabe Wright
First-time starters for Auburn: Derrick Moncrief
 
SERIES NOTES
Auburn leads the all-time series 29-10
Auburn has had at least one rushing touchdown in its last 15 games vs. Ole Miss and in 35 of the 38 games all-time in the series vs. the Rebels
Auburn is the first team to score 20+ points on Ole Miss this season. The Rebels were the last FBS team this year to allow 20+ points in a game.
Nick Marshall's first-quarter TD run was the first touchdown Ole Miss has allowed in the first quarter this season.
 
 
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