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Auburn gets QB Nick Marshall back for Texas A&M game

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Upset-minded Auburn will have quarterback Nick Marshall at its disposal Saturday against No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station, coach Gus Malzahn revealed this week.

Marshall missed Auburn’s win against FCS-side Western Carolina last week after suffering a knee injury in the Tigers’ 30-22 win over Ole Miss on Oct. 5.

“He was locked in during practice last week,” Malzahn said earlier this week. “He practiced Sunday and looked good. Got another week of practice. We’re past the midway point. If it was early in the season, I’d be concerned but not too concerned now.”

Auburn is 5-1 and ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time since Nov. 12, 2011. On the season, Marshall has completed 71 of 120 passes for 902 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions, and has rushed 55 times for 288 yards and two scores.

Those dual-threat capabilities — and that Marshall’s 140 rushing yards against Ole Miss are the most by an SEC quarterback this season — led one of Marshall’s teammates to offer a rough comparison to Johnny Manziel. That’s certainly lofty, and Marshall will probably have to do his best Manziel impression for Auburn to have a shot Saturday in College Station.

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2 Responses to “Auburn gets QB Nick Marshall back for Texas A&M game”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Oct 17, 2013 4:17 PM

    Hope the “Battle chickens” do well with aTm. Going to be a tough one since Manziel and company had to pull out a nail bitter with Ole Miss. The fact that AU beat Ole Miss will surely give them some incentive to take it to the Aggies…

    Roll Tide…….

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    Definitely not sleepin on Auburn. Especially after that Ole Miss game.

    Our defense will definitely let teams hang around even if our offense is humming.

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