Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn's 444 yards rushing Saturday and the ninth-ranked Tigers scored on a punt return and kickoff return in a 55-23 victory over Tennessee.
Marshall ran for two touchdowns on just 14 carries and threw for a third score. Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) earned its sixth straight victory and averaged 8.4 yards per carry.
Chris Davis put Auburn ahead for good and broke a 13-all tie in the second quarter with an 85-yard punt return, Auburn's longest since 1970 and the third-longest in school history. Corey Grant returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for another Auburn touchdown. This was the first time ever Auburn had scored on a punt return and a kickoff return in the same game.
Auburn won while attempting just seven passes all day. Marshall's third and final pass completion was a 25-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter. The Tigers had thrown just nine passes last wee...