September 15, 2013
Marshall turns a corner
AUBURN Adversity was a term used often after Auburn's 24-20 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday night, and quarterback Nick Marshall was a big reason the Tigers were able to overcome it.
It all came down to the final drive -- trailing 20-17 with 1:56 left on the clock and 88 yards to go -- yet Marshall didn't let the moment become too big.
"He looked fairly natural there," Malzahn said, talking about Marshall's execution of the game-winning drive. "He was making all the reads. I don't know if he threw a bad ball on that drive. He lead us down the field, and that was huge."
The junior quarterback led the Tigers on a 12-play drive covering nearly the entire length of the field. Anxiety was lifted when Marshall connected with junior tight end C.J. Uzomah on a play they practice often -- an 11-yard double-move route -- for the winning touchdown.
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