Auburn smashes Mississippi State 56-23 on Saturday; moves to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the SEC

2019-09-28 Auburn vs Miss State

By Jeff Shearer

A touchdown on the Tigers’ first offensive play set the tone Saturday in No. 7 Auburn’s 56-23 dismantling of Mississippi State last Saturday at sold-out Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“Our fans were electric, really got in the game, helped us,” said Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. “Our special teams and our defense gave the offense some short fields and they capitalized with some touchdowns and really gave us some momentum.”
Bo Nix completed 16-of-21 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, adding 56 rushing yards and a TD. His performance earned him recognition as a Manning Award Star of the Week.
“I’m really proud of our team,” Malzahn added. “We had a big emotional win last week on the road and it would have been really easy to let up. It would have been real easy to maybe look forward to the next game, and our guys didn’t do that and they played their best football game as a team to date tonight. Really good team win.”
Auburn will seek to improve to 3-0 in the SEC when the Tigers play at Florida next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a battle of unbeatens.


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