Sunday November 9th, 2014

Texas A&M recovered a botched snap to seal a 41-38 upset over Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. 

With less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Tigers began a drive inside Aggies territory. An eight-yard run by receiver Ricardo Louis and a six-yard pass from quarterback Nick Marshall to receiver Sammie Coates brought Auburn to Texas A&M's 28-yard line. 

On the next play, Marshall wasn't prepared for the snap after an apparent miscommunication with center Reese Dismukes.The ball rolled free and Texas A&M recovered. The Aggies then kneeled twice to run out the clock.

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That was the second fumble involving Marshall in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Texas A&M.

The loss drops Auburn's record to 7-2 (4-2 SEC) and improves Texas A&M's record to 7-3 (3-3 SEC). The Aggies entered Saturday having lost three consecutive conference games, while the Tigers were riding a 14-game home winning streak. Auburn was ranked third in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Tigers play at Georgia next Saturday and Texas A&M hosts Missouri.

 

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