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Auburn stuns Mississippi St. in SEC opener

Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) tries to outrun Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) during Saturday's game.

Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) tries to outrun Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) during Saturday's game.

Nick Marshall found C.J. Uzomah for the winning 11-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left as the Auburn Tigers stunned the visiting Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams, 24-20.

Marshall hooked up with the 6-4 Uzomah in the back right corner of the end zone to cap an impressive 12-play, 88-yard drive in the final two minutes. Marshall finished 23-of-34 for 339 yards and two touchdowns to help Auburn (3-0, 1-0 SEC) snap a 10-game conference losing streak.

Starting from their own 12 with 1:56 remaining, the Tigers started the decisive march with Marshall's 6-yard run followed by five straight completed passes by the junior college transfer. The first three completions on the drive went to Marcus Davis, while the other big plays were a 17-yard pass to Jaylon Denson and an 11-yard run by Marshall that came two plays before the winning TD pass.

Auburn initially took an 11-0 first-quarter lead on a play where Marshall dropped the snap, picked up the ball, scrambled to his left and found a wide-open Quan Bray for a 76-yard touchdown, followed by the ensuing two-point conversion. However, Mississippi State (1-2, 0-1 SEC) closed within 14-13 at halftime on rushing touchdowns by Jameon Lewis and Dak Prescott.

The Bulldogs took the lead early in the third quarter as Prescott ran for a 2-yard TD. Cody Parkey's 47-yard field goal drew Auburn within 20-17 a few minutes later, but there was no scoring thereafter - until the final seconds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Holding a three-point lead with under three minutes to play, Mississippi State successfully converted a 4th-and-1 from inside its own 30-yard line. However, the Bulldogs still punted four plays later. ... Prescott was 15-of-28 for 213 yards and also led Mississippi State with 133 yards on 22 rushing attempts. ... Parkey's 47-yard field goal matched the longest of his career.