Auburn football: Nick Marshall selected as SEC Offensive Player of the Week

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 21, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn seemingly can't go a week without recognition from the Southeastern Conference.

Quarterback Nick Marshall was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week for his play in Auburn's 45-41 road victory against Texas A&M over the weekend. The junior threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and added 100 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Cam Newton is the only other quarterback in school history to pass for two touchdowns and run for two in the same game, doing so against Kentucky in 2010.

Marshall's award was the second straight week an Auburn quarterback was honored. Last week, Jeremy Johnson captured the league's weekly freshman award for his performance against Western Carolina, which saw him throw for 201 yards and four touchdowns while completing 81 percent (17-for-21) of his attempts. He filled in for Marshall, who sat out to continue healing from a knee injury suffered against Ole Miss.

Auburn's streak of weekly conference citations is up to three, as defensive end Carl Lawson was named the freshman of the week following Auburn's 30-22 victory against Ole Miss.

The Tigers return home this weekend for another night game. Auburn will host Florida Atlantic, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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