Nick Marshall‘s brief one-game respite will come to an end just in time this weekend.
Sidelined for Auburn’s scrimmage Saturday against Western Carolina with a knee injury, Marshall will not only play but start for the Tigers against Texas A&M, head coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Tuesday. Marshall practiced on Sunday, looking healthy enough to allow Malzahn to reinsert the junior into the starting lineup four days ahead of what’s unexpectedly become a key SEC West matchup.
“All I can go by is Sunday. He looked pretty good. We didn’t go crazy. We had a 12-period practice,” Malzahn said. “Hopefully another day of rest [Monday], and he’ll be looking good [at practice] today.”
Marshall, a JUCO transfer in his first season as AU’s starter, started the first four games of the season, helping the Tigers jump out to a 3-1 start.
Last weekend, Marshall was replaced by Jeremy Johnson. In the freshman’s first playing time of the season, Johnson completed 17-of-21 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns against the FCS school.