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    Late Score Lifts Auburn Past Mississippi State


    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.

    Statistical Leaders

    Mississippi State

    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

    Quick Notes:

    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.