Arkansas State at Auburn

Marshall leads Auburn past Arkansas State, 38-9

AP Sports Writer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 102 yards, Tre Mason gained 99 and Nick Marshall passed for two touchdowns to lead Auburn to a 38-9 victory over Arkansas State Saturday night.

Marshall passed for 147 yards and ran for 53 for the Tigers (2-0), who halted Arkansas State's nine-game winning streak. That streak started began during Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's one-year reign over the Red Wolves (1-1) that resulted in a second straight Sun Belt Conference championship.

Malzahn's new team racked up 301 rushing yards and produced a big pass play, too. Marshall hit Sammie Coates in stride for a 68-yard touchdown after some misfires on deep balls.

Arkansas State's Adam Kennedy completed 29 of 41 passes for 272 yards and ran for 74.

The Red Wolves had four players rush for 100-plus yards in the opening route of Arkansas-Pine Bluff but totaled 150 yards on the ground in this game.

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Scoring Summary
AUBURNMarcus Davis 18 yd pass from Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 34 yd FG
AUBURNCorey Grant 17 yd run (Cody Parkey kick)
AUBURNSammie Coates 68 yd pass from Nick Marshall (Cody Parkey kick)
ARKSTBrian Davis 21 yd FG
ARKSTBrian Davis 42 yd FG
AUBURNTre Mason 11 yd run (Cody Parkey kick)
AUBURNCody Parkey 35 yd FG
AUBURNCameron Artis-Payne 12 yd run (Cody Parkey kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2423
Third Down Efficiency8-187-14
Fourth Down Efficiency0-31-1
Plays-Net Yards80-42269-468
Passing Yds272167
Kick Return Yds7157
Punt Return Yds02
Time of Poss.32:5427:6
Individual Stats
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 12-74, David Oku 16-48, Fredi Knighten 4-24, J.D. McKissic 1-12, Sirgregory Thornton 2--1, Michael Gordon 4--7
AUBURN: Cameron Artis-Payne 19-102, Tre Mason 14-99, Nick Marshall 8-53, Corey Grant 7-40, Jonathan Wallace 2-7
ARKST: Adam Kennedy 29-41-272-0
AUBURN: Nick Marshall 10-17-147-0, Jonathan Wallace 1-1-20-0, Team 0-1-0-0
ARKST: Julian Jones 7-29, David Oku 6-70, Darion Griswold 5-46, Kenneth Rains 3-36, J.D. McKissic 2-45, R.J. Fleming 2-14, Michael Gordon 1-9, Tres Houston 1-9, Sirgregory Thornton 1-7, Allen Muse 1-7
AUBURN: Jay Prosch 3-31, Trovon Reed 2-24, Marcus Davis 2-23, Sammie Coates 1-68, Jaylon Denson 1-17, Tre Mason 1-6, Ricardo Louis 1--2
Arkansas State1st Sun Belt 7-18-5
Auburn2nd SEC West5-38-5

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