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Auburn No. 6 in AP poll as Mississippi State new No. 1
Oct. 12, 2014

Quarterback Nick Marshall and Cameron Artis-Payne look to keep Auburn on the run

By Charles Goldberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.  Auburn remains in the nation's Top 10 despite a 38-23 loss to Mississippi State at Scott Field on Saturday. The Bulldogs used the win to jump to No. 1 for the first time in school history.
Auburn dropped to No. 6 in the AP poll and to No. 8 in the coaches poll that were released Sunday. Auburn started the weekend knocking on the top spot's door.
Saturday's game that pitted No. 2 Auburn against No. 3 State saw the Bulldogs take advantage of early mistakes by the Tigers to build an insurmountable lead. The Bulldogs are No. 1 in both polls.

The coaches poll is here.
Auburn played for the national championship last year, and, even with a loss, figure to still be in the hunt to qualify for the new four-team playoffs this year.
"I'm not thinking about the playoffs," said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn after the game. "We just got beat by one of the better teams in the country. We didn't play our best. We're still one of the better teams. I feel strong about that. We'll get better. We've got an off week, it's good. We've got to heal up a little bit and fix a few things."

Auburn players said after the game they'd bounce back.

"One loss doesn't put you out," said defensive back Jonathan Jones.

A complete list of Auburn football stories is here.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at Follow him on Twitter:



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