(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Nick Marshall and the Auburn Tigers (9-1) rolled past the Volunteers (4-6) 55-23 on Saturday. Marshall rushed for 214 yards with two touchdowns in the big win over Tennessee.
The Tigers led by 14 at half and refused to stop giving the ball to Marshall in the second half.
“They couldn’t really stop the run, so we just kept our foot on their throat and just ran it down their throat,” Marshall said.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn believes his team is well balanced on offense and has faith in Marshall throwing the ball as well.
“I still believe we can throw the football,” Malzahn said. “There’s no doubt in my mind we can, but when you don’t have to, you don’t.”
Marshall also connected with C.J. Uzomah with a 25-yard touchdown pass and the defense held Tennessee to a field goal in the second half.
“We’ve got one of the best kickers in college football, one of the best punters in college football,” Malzahn said. “Now we’re starting to get the return game right.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN