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Live updates: Auburn vs. San Jose St. (chat)

Michael Niziolek


Auburn mascot, Aubie, greets fans during Tiger Walk before an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Auburn mascot, Aubie, greets fans during Tiger Walk before an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Auburn 28, San Jose State 14 (10:02): Auburn ate up seven-plus minutes off the clock on a 15-play, 79-yard drive, but came up with no points. Coach Gus Malzahn sent out the field goal unit facing a fourth-and-one at San Jose State's 8-yard line. Daniel Carlson missed his second field goal of the afternoon, this time from 25-yards out.


Auburn 28, San Jose State 14 (4:37): San Jose State's special teams continue to struggle. It tried a squib kick, but Rudy Ford returned 58-yards to start the offense out in the red zone. Peyton Barber converted on a fourth-and-one then ran it in from a yard out to put Auburn back up by 14 points.

Auburn 21, San Jose State 14 (8:01): San Jose State had the longest drive of the game to start the third quarter relying on Ervin to get within one possession. The running back touched the ball seven out of the 14 plays on the drive. The longest gain for Ervin on the drive was an 11-yard reception on a screen pass to convert a third-and-11 at midfield. Gray scored the touchdown on a keeper from the 1-yard line to make it 21-14 with 8:01 to go in the third.


Auburn 21, San Jose State 7 (0:38): Montravius Adams forced fumble when San Jose State tried to go for it on fourth-and-one at Auburn’s 22-yard line. Spartans running back Tyler Ervin tried to go high with a jump over the offensive and defensive line, but was met by multiple defenders. Adams stripped it out, and Jonathan Jones recovered it with 3:58 to go in the first half. White completed passes for 17-yards to Duke Williams, and 31-yards to Ricardo Louis to lead Auburn down the field before halftime. Barber scored his third touchdown of the half, this time from 5-yards out, to give the Tigers a 21-7 lead.


Auburn 14, San Jose State 7 (2:32): Auburn's offense hit its stride at the end of the first quarter. Running back Roc Thomas turned a screen pass in the backfield into a 41-yard gain to get the ball inside the 20-yard line. Quarterback Sean White handed it off to Peyton Barber four straight times to take back the lead. Barber scored his second touchdown of the game on a pitch from 2-yards out.

Auburn 7, San Jose State 7 (4:55): San Jose State answered with a nine-play, 69-yard drive. Quarterback Joe Gray hit Tim Crawley on a fourth-and-four for 24 yards to extend the drive. Gray found Tyler Winston right inside the pylon for the 18-yard score. 

Auburn 7, San Jose State 0 (9:54): Auburn couldn't do anything with fantastic field position to start open the game, but the defense made sure it didn't go to waste. Blake Countess knocked a ball loose from running back Tyler Ervin on a short pass attempt, and Justin Garrett came up with an interception at San Jose State's 23-yard line. Auburn's offense ran the ball five straight times to get into the end zone. Peyton Barber scored on a 2-yard run to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.


Auburn: The Tigers announced a few changes to its starting lineup 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Cassanova McKinzy gets the start at defensive end. Kris Frost and Justin Garrett are the teams starting linebackers. Chandler Cox replaces Kamryn Pettway at fullback.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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