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By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
Nick Marshall hit C.J. Uzomah with a 10-yard touchdown pass with only 10 seconds remaining, lifting the Auburn Tigers past the Mississippi State Bulldogs 24-20 on Saturday night.
The Tigers went 88 yards in 12 plays and 1:46 for the winning score, after it appeared they might not get another chance on offense.
Marshall had his best passing game so far, connecting on 23-of-34 through the air for 339 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, playing in place of the injured Tyler Russell, had 213 yards passing and 133 yards rushing, including a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Passing - Dak Prescott, 15-28, 213 yards
Rushing - Dak Prescott, 22 carries, 133 yards, 2 TD
Receiving - Robert Johnson, 4 receptions, 84 yards
Passing - Nick Marshall, 23-34, 339 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing - Corey Grant, 8 carries, 44 yards
Receiving - Quan Bray, 3 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD
Auburn opened the season with three home games for the 12th time in school history.
Auburn is now 19-2 in the last 21 SEC openers.
These SEC West rivals opened conference play against each other for the sixth consecutive year.