2014 Auburn Tigers football team

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2014 Auburn Tigers football
AuburnTigers.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
2014 record 3–0 (1–0 SEC)
Head coach Gus Malzahn (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Hurry-Up, No-Huddle
Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson (2nd year)
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Jordan–Hare Stadium
(Capacity: 87,451)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   1 0         2 0  
#14 South Carolina   1 1         2 1  
#18 Missouri   0 0         3 0  
Tennessee   0 0         2 1  
Kentucky   0 1         2 1  
#13 Georgia   0 1         1 1  
Vanderbilt   0 1         1 2  
Western Division
#5 Auburn   1 0         3 0  
#6 Texas A&M   1 0         3 0  
#10 Ole Miss   1 0         3 0  
#3 Alabama   0 0         3 0  
#8 LSU   0 0         3 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         3 0  
Arkansas   0 1         2 1  
Championship: December 6, 2014
As of 02:50, 19 September 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Auburn Tigers football team represents Auburn University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is coached by Gus Malzahn, who is in his second season as head coach at Auburn. He served as offensive coordinator from 2009 to 2011. The Tigers play their home games at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama and compete in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).[1]

Before the season[edit]

Previous season[edit]

In 2013 Auburn surprised the nation with an incredible turnaround season in Gus Malzahn's inaugural year as head coach, finishing 12-2 after finishing 3-9 in 2012. The season included exciting last minute victories against Mississippi State and Texas A&M, and particularly stunning games against old rival Georgia in the game dubbed the Prayer at Jordan–Hare as well as against bitter in-state rival Alabama in the game dubbed Kick Bama Kick, the latter of which earned them a spot in the 2013 SEC Championship Game.

The Tigers would go on to become SEC Champions after defeating Missouri in the SEC Championship Game and would earn a bid to the final BCS National Championship Game against Florida State, whom they would finally be defeated by 34-31 after a late lead-changing touchdown pass by the Seminoles with 13 seconds left in the game. The Tigers would finish the season ranked #2 in both the AP and Coaches polls.

Shortly after the season, Heisman Trophy finalist junior running back Tre Mason—who broke Bo Jackson's school record for rushing yards in a single season—as well as redshirt sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson would declare their intentions to forgo their remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

Recruiting class[edit]

The Tigers notched their fifth consecutive recruiting class ranked within the top 10 nationally. Five signees enrolled prior to spring practice, while the rest enrolled in the summer.

Spring game[edit]

The Tigers spring game 'A-Day' was held on Saturday April 19. The Blue team defeated the White team 58-3 with quarterback Nick Marshall and linebacker Kenny Flowers earning offensive and defensive MVP honors respectively. 70,645 fans attended the game, the second most in school history after the previous years A-Day which had 83,401 in attendance.

Fall practice and preseason[edit]

Auburn lost starting DE Carl Lawson and reserve defensive end Keymiya Harrell to ACL injuries as well as starting OG Alex Kozan to a back injury. DT Tyler Nero's career is likely over after he collapsed during spring practice. OL Shane Callahan transferred to the University of Colorado, while Auburn added two transfers in former Ole Miss starting OG Austin Golson and former Georgia starting SS Trey Matthews—both will have to sit out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules before regaining eligibility for the 2015 season.

Auburn had a league high 13 players make it on the all SEC list. The 1st team players included QB Nick Marshall, WR Sammie Coates, C Reese Dismukes, DT Gabe Wright. The 2nd team players included TE CJ Uzomah, OG Alex Kozan (out for season) and ST Robenson Therezie. 3rd team selections were RB Cory Grant, OG Chad Slade, DT Montravius Adams, DE Carl Lawson (out for season), LB Cassanova McKinzy and CB Jonathan Mincy.

  • QB Nick Marshall is a finalist for the Maxwell (Best Player), Davey O'Brien (QB) and Walter Camp Award (QB)
  • WR Sammie Coates is a finalist for the Maxwell(Best Player) and Blietnekoff Award (WR) and AFCA's Good Works Team (off field award)
  • TE CJ Uzomah is a finalist for the Mackey Award (TE)
  • C Reese Dismukes is a finalist for the Rimington Award (C) and Lombardi (top lineman or LB)
  • LB Kris Frost is a finalist for Butkis Award (LB)
  • ST Robenson Therezie is a finalist for the Bednarik Award (top defensive player)

Senior starting CB Jonathan Mincy was arrested for 2nd degree marijuana possession and senior starting QB Nick Marshall was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana (under once ounce) during the off-season. It was both players' first drug-related offenses. Mincy is currently going through a pre-trial diversion after his arrest. Both players did not start for the first game against Arkansas (however they would both see the field later in the game) and served some other undisclosed punishment.

Senior starting ST Robenson Therezie faced an undisclosed eligibility issue during fall camp, however he would be cleared to play just prior to the season opener against Arkansas.

Personnel[edit]

Roster and staff[edit]

2014 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Williams, D'haquilleD'haquille Williams Jr
WR 3 Walker, DominicDominic Walker Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 4 Bray, QuanQuan Bray Sr
WR 5 Louis, RicardoRicardo Louis Jr
QB 6 Johnson, JeremyJeremy Johnson So
WR 8 Stevens, TonyTony Stevens So
RB 9 Thomas, RocRoc Thomas Fr
WR 10 Truitt, StantonStanton Truitt Fr
TE 11 Fulse, BrandonBrandon Fulse Sr
QB 12 Wallace, JonathanJonathan Wallace Jr
QB 13 White, SeanSean White Fr
QB 14 Marshall, NickNick Marshall Sr
QB 16 Tuberville, TuckerTucker Tuberville So
QB 17 Durand, BenBen Durand Jr
WR 18 Coates, SammieSammie Coates Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 20 Grant, CoreyCorey Grant Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 25 Barber, PeytonPeyton Barber Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 30 Lewis, DamienDamien Lewis So
WR 31 White, MarkMark White So
TE 31 Mitchell, JakellJakell Mitchell Fr
TE 32 Norberg, WadeWade Norberg Jr
RB 36 Pettway, KamrynKamryn Pettway Fr
TE 37 Wood, HunterHunter Wood Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 39 Trimble, B.J.B.J. Trimble Jr
FB 40 Batten, GageGage Batten Injured So
RB 41 Lymon, PatrickPatrick Lymon Injured Sr
WR 42 Chapman, BlakeBlake Chapman Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 43 Smith, SpencerSpencer Smith So
RB 44 Artis-Payne, CameronCameron Artis-Payne Sr
RB 46 Tillman, LawyerLawyer Tillman Jr
TE 47 Laye, ChrisChris Laye Fr
TE 48 Sitzler, KyleKyle Sitzler Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 49 Young, PatrickPatrick Young Jr
C 50 Dismukes, ReeseReese Dismukes Sr
OT 51 Miller, PatrickPatrick Miller Jr
C 52 Dampeer, XavierXavier Dampeer Jr
OG 53 Danzey, DevonteDevonte Danzey Jr
OT 56 Young, AveryAvery Young Redshirt.svg So
OG 62 Slade, ChadChad Slade Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 63 Kozan, AlexAlex Kozan Injured Redshirt.svg So
OL 66 Austin, KevinKevin Austin Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 70 Leff, RobertRobert Leff Redshirt.svg So
OL 71 Smith, BradenBraden Smith Fr
OT 72 Coleman, ShonShon Coleman Redshirt.svg So
OL 73 Golson, AustinAustin Golson So
OT 74 Adams, WillWill Adams Redshirt.svg So
OG 75 Mix, DeonDeon Mix Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 76 Diamond, JordanJordan Diamond Redshirt.svg So
OL 79 Thompson, JoshuaJoshua Thompson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 Davis, MarcusMarcus Davis So
TE 81 Uzomah, C.J.C.J. Uzomah Sr
WR 82 Ray, MelvinMelvin Ray Jr
TE 83 Clifton, MichaelMichael Clifton So
WR 84 Burton, MyronMyron Burton Fr
TE 85 Campbell, WirthWirth Campbell Jr
WR 87 King, GrayGray King Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 89 Denson, JaylonJaylon Denson Redshirt.svg Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 1 Adams, MontraviusMontravius Adams So
CB 3 Jones, JonathanJonathan Jones Jr
CB 6 Mincy, JonathanJonathan Mincy Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 8 McKinzy, CassanovaCassanova McKinzy Jr
S 9 Whitehead, JermaineJermaine Whitehead Sr
DE 10 Owens, LaDariusLaDarius Owens Redshirt.svg Sr
S 11 Boston, MarkellMarkell Boston Fr
DB 12 VanGorder, MackMack VanGorder Jr
S 14 Roberts, StephenStephen Roberts Fr
S 15 Holsey, JoshJosh Holsey Jr
LB 16 Mitchell, JaViereJaViere Mitchell Redshirt.svg So
LB 17 Frost, KrisKris Frost Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 19 Ruffin, NickNick Ruffin Fr
ST 21 Alexander, MackenroMackenro Alexander So
LB 22 Harding, KhariKhari Harding So
S 23 Ford, JonathanJonathan Ford So
S 24 Moncrief, DerrickDerrick Moncrief Jr
CB 25 Reed, TrovonTrovon Reed Redshirt.svg Sr
ST 26 Garrett, JustinJustin Garrett Redshirt.svg Jr
ST 27 Therezie, RobensonRobenson Therezie Sr
CB 28 Davis, T.J.T.J. Davis Redshirt.svg So
S 29 King, BrandonBrandon King Sr
LB 30 Williams, TreTre Williams Fr
DB 32 Griggs, NosakhereNosakhere Griggs Jr
DB 33 Anthony, NikoNiko Anthony Sr
LB 33 Flowers, KennyKenny Flowers Jr
CB 35 Turner, JosephJoseph Turner Jr
DB 36 Sherwood, MichaelMichael Sherwood Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 37 Melton, KamrynKamryn Melton So
DB 38 Dyas, AdamAdam Dyas Sr
S 39 Matthews, TrayTray Matthews So
LB 40 Pond, DanielDaniel Pond Jr
CB 41 Bessent, KalvarazKalvaraz Bessent Fr
DE 42 President, GimelGimel President Redshirt.svg So
LB 43 Swain, AnthonyAnthony Swain Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 45 Harrell, KeymiyaKeymiya Harrell Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 47 Toney, CameronCameron Toney Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 50 Bradley, BenBen Bradley Sr
DT 54 Whitaker, JefferyJeffery Whitaker Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 55 Lawson, CarlCarl Lawson Injured So
LB 57 Smith, GrantGrant Smith Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 57 Davis, DeShaunDeShaun Davis Fr
LB 58 Shockley, JoshJosh Shockley Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 59 Kennion, RaashedRaashed Kennion Fr
DL 60 Brown, AlecAlec Brown Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 67 Robinson, ChaseChase Robinson So
DL 68 Bolstad, KyleKyle Bolstad So
DE 79 Williams, AndrewAndrew Williams Fr
DE 86 Lambert, DaVonteDaVonte Lambert Jr
DT 90 Wright, GabeGabe Wright Sr
DE 92 Thornton, JustinJustin Thornton Fr
DE 93 Niles, JaBrianJaBrian Niles Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 94 Lawrence, DevaroeDevaroe Lawrence So
DT 95 Russell, DontaviusDontavius Russell Fr
DL 96 Garrison, AaronAaron Garrison Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 97 Daniel, ElijahElijah Daniel So
DT 98 Blackson, AngeloAngelo Blackson Sr
DL 99 Walsh, BrianBrian Walsh Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 27 Logan, RiceRice Logan Redshirt.svg Fr
P 28 Hutchinson, JimmyJimmy Hutchinson Redshirt.svg Fr
P 29 Stovall, TylerTyler Stovall Redshirt.svg Fr
K/P 38 Carlson, DanielDaniel Carlson Redshirt.svg Fr
K 39 Kviklys, AlexAlex Kviklys Jr
DS 48 Hill, ForrestForrest Hill Sr
DS 58 Wade, ZachZach Wade Redshirt.svg Fr
K 64 McKinney, DuncanDuncan McKinney Jr
DT 69 Powell, IkeIke Powell So
P 84 Bjork, JackJack Bjork Redshirt.svg Fr
P 85 Shiel, MatthewMatthew Shiel Redshirt.svg Fr
K/P 91 Fuqua, JarrodJarrod Fuqua Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Rodney Garner (Associate head coach / Defensive Line) – 2nd year
  • Rhett Lashlee (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) – 2nd year
  • Dameyune Craig (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers) – 2nd year
  • Ellis Johnson (Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers) – 2nd year
  • Charlie Harbison (Co-Defensive Coordinator / Safeties) – 2nd year
  • Scott Fountain (Special Teams / Tight Ends) – 2nd year
  • Tim Horton (Running Backs) – 2nd year
  • J.B. Grimes (Offensive Linemen) – 2nd year
  • Melvin Smith (Cornerbacks) – 2nd year
  • Ryan Russell (Strength and Conditioning) – 2nd year

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: August 26, 2014

Returning starters[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

As of September 2nd, 2014

Defense


FS
Jermaine Whitehead
Stephen Roberts


WLB MLB STAR
Kris Frost Cassanova McKinzy Justin Garrett OR Robenson Therezie
Tre Williams Anthony Swain Nick Ruffin
JaViere Mitchell Cameron Toney
SS
Johnathan "Rudy" Ford
Derrick Moncrief
CB
Jonathan Mincy
Josh Holsey


DE DT DT DE
Gabe Wright Jeff Whitaker Angelo Blackson Elijah Daniel
LaDarius Owens Ben Bradley Montravius Adams DaVonte Lambert
Devaroe Lawrence
CB
Jonathan Jones
Trovon Reed
Offense
WR
D'haquille Williams
Melvin Ray
Jaylon Denson
WR
Ricardo Louis OR Quan Bray
Marcus Davis
Stanton Truitt
LT LG C RG RT
Shon Coleman Chad Slade Reese Dismukes Avery Young Patrick Miller
Braden Smith Devonte Danzey Xavier Dampeer Jordan Diamond Robert Leff
TE
C.J. Uzomah OR Brandon Fulse
WR
Sammie Coates
Tony Stevens
Dominic Walker
QB
Nick Marshall
Jeremy Johnson
Sean White OR Jonathan Wallace
RB
Cameron Artis-Payne OR Corey Grant
Peyton Barber
Roc Thomas
Special Teams
PK Daniel Carlson
PK Alex Kviklys
P Daniel Carlson
P Matthew Shiel
KR Corey Grant
PR Quan Bray
LS Forrest Hill
H Tyler Stovall


Injured/Suspended

  • DE Carl Lawson (ACL)
  • OG Alex Kozan (Back)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:00 p.m. Arkansas #6 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SEC Network W 45–21   87,451
September 6 6:00 p.m. San Jose State* #5 Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 W 59–13   87,451
September 18 6:30 p.m. at #20 Kansas State* #5 Bill Snyder Family StadiumManhattan, KS ESPN W 20–14   53,046
September 27 3:00 p.m. Louisiana Tech†* Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL SEC Network      
October 4 LSU Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl)      
October 11 at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS      
October 25 South Carolina Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL      
November 1 at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS      
November 8 Texas A&M Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL      
November 15 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)      
November 22 Samford* Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL      
November 29 at Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl)      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: "2014 Auburn Tigers Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 

[2]

Game notes[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

Arkansas Razorbacks at #6 Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 14 0 0 21
#6 Auburn 14 7 14 10 45

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 3:01 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86°F • Wind: 6 mph SW • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Brent Musberger (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer (analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline reporter)
  • Sources: [3]
Game information
First Quarter
  • AUB - Melvin Ray 49 yd pass from Jeremy Johnson (Daniel Carlson kick), 9:37 (AUB 7-0)
  • ARK - Hunter Henry 14 yd pass from Brandon Allen (John Henson kick), 6:44 (TIE 7-7)
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 1 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 4:01 (AUB 14-7)
Second Quarter
  • AUB - D'haquille Williams 18 yd pass from Jeremy Johnson (Daniel Carlson kick), 13:20 (AUB 21-7)
  • ARK - AJ Derby 17 yd pass from Brandon Allen (John Henson kick), 11:06 (AUB 21-14)
  • ARK - Jonathan Williams 6 yd run (John Henson kick), 4:28 (TIE 21-21)
Third Quarter
  • AUB - Nick Marshall 19 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 10:42 (AUB 28-21)
  • AUB - Jermaine Whitehead 33 yd interception return (Daniel Carlson kick), 2:39 (AUB 35-21)
Fourth Quarter
  • AUB - Daniel Carlson 45 yd field goal, 9:55 (AUB 38-21)
  • AUB - Corey Grant 3 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 3:15 (AUB 45-21)
Top Passers
Top Rushers
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 26 carries, 177 yds, 1 TD
  • AUB - Corey Grant 10 carries, 87 yds, 1 TD
  • ARK - Alex Collins 10 carries, 68 yds
  • ARK - Korliss Marshall 8 carries, 45 yds
Top Receiving
  • AUB - D'haquille Williams 9 receptions, 154 yds, 1 TD
  • AUB - Melvin Ray 2 receptions, 77 yds, 1 TD
  • ARK - Demetrius Wilson 4 receptions, 55 yds
  • ARK - AJ Derby 4 receptions, 40 yds, 1 TD


Jeremy Johnson started in place of Nick Marshall, and played until halftime. The defense was shaky at the beginning of the game, allowing 21 points in the first half, and the offense in the first half was good, scoring 21 points. When Nick Marshall came in at the beginning of the second half, he led Auburn's offense to 24 points in that half. Auburn's defense improved greatly in the second half allowing 0 points in that period. Auburn was impressive in their season debut. Duke Williams and Cameron Artis-Payne were among the star performers of the game.

A nearby thunderstorm caused a delay of one hour and 28 minutes in the 4th quarter at 9 minutes, 55 seconds remaining. Auburn now leads the all-time series 13–10–1.


San Jose State[edit]

San Jose State Spartans at #5 Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
San Jose State 7 3 3 0 13
#5 Auburn 14 24 7 14 59

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 83°F • Wind: NW 5 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Referee: Dan Romero
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Tom Luginbill (sideline reporter)
  • Sources: [4]
Game information
First Quarter
  • AUB - Ricardo Louis 4 yd pass from Nick Marshall (Daniel Carlson kick), 8:15 (AUB 7-0)
  • SJSU - Tyler Ervin 75 yd pass from Blake Jurich (Austin Lopez kick), 8:03 (TIE 7-7)
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 2 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 5:31 (AUB 14-7)
Second Quarter
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 5 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 12:04 (AUB 21-7)
  • AUB - Quan Bray 55 yd punt return (Daniel Carlson kick), 10:02 (AUB 28-7)
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 1 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 7:29 (AUB 35-7)
  • SJSU - Austin Lopez 27 yd field goal, 2:38 (AUB 35-10)
  • AUB - Daniel Carlson 27 yd field goal, 0:00 (AUB 38-10)
Third Quarter
  • SJSU - Austin Lopez 24 yd field goal, 2:52 (AUB 38-13)
  • AUB - Nick Marshall 27 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 1:18 (AUB 45-13)
Fourth Quarter
  • AUB - Jeremy Johnson 1 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 11:56 (AUB 52-13)
  • AUB - Roc Thomas 3 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick), 10:47 (AUB 59-13)
Top Passers
  • SJSU - Blake Jurich 16-27, 218 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • AUB - Nick Marshall 10-19, 101 yds, 1 TD
  • SJSU - Joe Gray 3-5, 36 yds, 1 INT
  • AUB - Jeremy Johnson 3-4, 34 yds
Top Rushers
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 16 carries, 112 yds, 3 TD
  • AUB - Nick Marshall 11 carries, 103 yds, 1 TD
  • AUB - Corey Grant 10 carries, 89 yds
  • AUB - Roc Thomas 9 carries, 51 yds, 1 TD
  • SJSU - Limihai Hifo 15 carries, 36 yds
Top Receiving
  • AUB - D'haquille Williams 4 receptions, 60 yds
  • SJSU - Tyler Winston 5 receptions, 50 yds
  • SJSU - Tyler Ervin 4 receptions, 76 yds, 1 TD
  • AUB - Melvin Ray 2 receptions, 30 yds

The second game of the season was against the San Jose State Spartans. The Tigers and Spartans had previously never met on the gridiron before. The Tigers now lead the series 1–0–0.

Auburn struggled on defense early, giving up some big plays, most notably a 75 yard touchdown pass from Blake Jurich to Tyler Ervin. On Auburn's first possession Nick Marshall ran 39 yards but lost the ball in the end zone resulting in a touchback. Auburn only gave up one touchdown and two field goals against the Spartans. Quan Bray had Auburn's first punt return for a touchdown since Chris Davis against Tennessee in 2013. Jermaine Whitehead also became the first Auburn player to record interceptions in back-to-back games since 2007. Roc Thomas got his first carries as an Auburn Tiger late in the game, and his first carry was a touchdown. This was also Cameron Artis-Payne's first multi-touchdown game. Auburn is now 2-0 and 1-0 in SEC play. The 2004 undefeated team was honored during the pregame ceremony.


Kansas State[edit]

#5 Auburn Tigers at #20 Kansas State Wildcats
1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Auburn 3 7 0 10 20
#20 Kansas State 0 7 0 7 14

at Bill Snyder Family StadiumManhattan, Kansas

  • Date: September 18, 2014
  • Game time: 6:32 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76°F • Wind: E 4 • Weather: Light Haze
  • Game attendance: 53,046
  • Referee: Rick Loumiet
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer and David Pollack (analysts), Samantha Ponder (sideline reporter)
  • Sources: [5]
Game information
First Quarter
  • AUB - Daniel Carlson 34 yd field goal, 11:14 (AUB 3-0)
Second Quarter
  • KS - DeMarcus Robinson 3 yd run (Jack Cantele kick), 4:56 (KS 7-3)
  • AUB - Ricardo Louis 40 yd pass from Nick Marshall (Daniel Carlson kick), 1:34 (AUB 10-7)
Fourth Quarter
  • AUB - Duke Williams 9 yd pass from Nick Marshall (Daniel Carlson kick), 14:10 (AUB 17-7)
  • AUB - Daniel Carlson 25 yd field goal, 6:28 (AUB 20-7)
  • KS - Charles Jones 1 yd run (Matthew McCrane kick), 3:49 (AUB 20-14)
Top Passers
Top Rushers
  • AUB - Cameron Artis-Payne 22 carries, 63 yds
  • AUB - Nick Marshall 10 carries, 46 yds
  • AUB - Corey Grant 6 carries, 27 yds
  • KS - DeMarcus Robinson 8 carries, 25 yds, 1 TD
Top Receiving
  • KS - Curry Sexton 11 receptions, 121 yds
  • AUB - Duke Williams 8 receptions, 100 yds
  • AUB - Ricardo Louis 3 receptions, 55 yds
  • KS - Tyler Lockett 6 receptions, 45 yds

In a rare Thursday night game, Auburn traveled to Kansas State. Auburn struck first with a field goal after a fumble by Kansas State was recovered by Auburn. Kansas State scored a touchdown in the second quarter. Auburn, however, struck back with a touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Ricardo Louis. Auburn then scored the next 10 points, all during the fourth quarter. Kansas State then scored a touchdown with less than 5 minutes to go. Then, Auburn's last drive ended up in a 3rd and 9, and Nick Marshall threw the ball to Duke Williams who caught the ball, sealing the win for Auburn.


Louisiana Tech[edit]

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: September 27, 2014
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): TBD


The fourth game of the season will be against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The Tigers won the last meeting, 37–13, in the 2009 season. The Tigers lead the overall series 11–0–1. This game is homecoming for Auburn.


LSU[edit]

LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers (Tiger Bowl)
1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: October 4, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD


The fifth game of the season is against the LSU Tigers. LSU won the last game between the two teams, 35–21, in the 2013 season. LSU leads the series 27–20–1.


Mississippi State[edit]

Auburn Tigers at Mississippi State Bulldogs
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
Mississippi State 0 0 0 0 0

at Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD


The sixth game is a road test against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. In their last meeting, Auburn won 24–20. The Tigers lead the all time series 61–24–2.


South Carolina[edit]

South Carolina Gamecocks at Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: October 25, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD

In the seventh game of the season, South Carolina comes to town to face the Tigers. The last meeting was in the 2011 season, and the Tigers won that 16–13. The Tigers lead the all time series 9–1–1.


Ole Miss[edit]

Auburn Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
Ole Miss 0 0 0 0 0

at Vaught-Hemmingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi

  • Date: November 1, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD


The eighth contest of the season will be against Ole Miss. Auburn last played Ole Miss in the 2013 season, and that game was won by Auburn 30–22. The Tigers lead the series 28–10–0.


Texas A&M[edit]

Texas A&M Aggies at Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD

The Texas A&M Aggies come to Auburn for the ninth game of the season. In their last meeting, Auburn beat Texas A&M 45–41 in the 2013 season, but Texas A&M leads the series 3–1–0.


Georgia[edit]

Auburn Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry)
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0

at Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia

  • Date: November 15, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD

In the tenth contest of the year, the Tigers travel to Athens, Georgia to face the Georgia Bulldogs. Last time, Auburn beat Georgia 43–38 in the 2013 season. The Tigers lead the overall series 55–54–8.


Samford[edit]

Samford Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers
1 2 3 4 Total
Samford 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0

at Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD

For the eleventh game of the year, the Tigers take on Samford in Auburn. Their last meeting was in the 2011 season, and the Tigers won 35–16. The Tigers lead the all time series 26–0–1.


Alabama[edit]

Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide (Iron Bowl)
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0

at Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Date: November 29, 2014
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • TV: TBD

In the twelfth and final game of the regular season, Auburn travels to Tuscaloosa to face their arch-rival Alabama. In their last meeting, Auburn beat Alabama 34–28 in the 2013 season, but Alabama leads the overall series 42–35–1.


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 6 5 5 5  
Coaches' 5 5 5 5  
CFP Not released Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official War Eagle Football". Auburn Athletics. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Auburn Tigers Football Schedule". FBSschedules.com. USA Today College Sports. 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scoring Summary". AuburnTigers.com. CBS Interactive. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scoring Summary (San Jose State)". AuburnTigers.com. CBS Interactive. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ http:/www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2014-2015/au03.html