Auburn upsets the Aggies in College Station

Ryan Black’s second day story on the Tigers’ 45-41 road upset of Texas A&M starts with an off the wall comparison of first-year Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall to Heisman Trophy winner and BCS National Champion Cam Newton. And, while the evidence backing up the comparison isn’t too substantial -Marshall being a balanced rushing and passing quarterback and being the first Tiger QB to have a 200 passing and 100 rushing game since Newton, Marshall has brought Auburn out of the SEC basement and into the national spotlight much like the current Carolina Panther QB did in 2010. Black brings up an important dichotomy later in the story which I see as the most important angle: the Tigers already have twice as many wins than they did last year. And looking ahead to their remaining schedule, Auburn could easily finish 10-2 if they keep playing the way they have so far. He even says the Tigers may be a threat to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. Now, I wouldn’t go as far to suggest that, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened.

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