Stats from Auburn’s 43-34 loss to Mississippi State
Auburn opened the game with a perfect drive, taking a 7-0 lead on a Tank Bigsby rushing touchdown. Mississippi State responded with a field goal to make it a 7-3 game.
Auburn quickly added on when Ja’Varrius Johnson rushed 57-yards for a touchdown to make it 14-3. Auburn took a 21-3 lead when Bo Nix found one of the best catches of the year, using one-had to haul in a beautifully thrown ball from Nix for the 15-yard touchdown and giving Auburn a commanding 28-3 lead.
Mississippi State responded with their first touchdown of the game to make it 28-10 with 1:55 left to play in the first half.
Mississippi State came out roaring in the second half, scoring touchdowns on their next three possessions and blocking an Auburn field goal to take a 29-28 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Mississippi State stretched the lead out to 43-28 with two more passing touchdowns from Will Rogers.
Auburn started the comeback attempt with a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Bigsby to make it 43-34 with 3:37 left to play.
Total yards: AU 483, MSU 487
Passing yards: AU 377, MSU 415
Rushing yards: AU 106, MSU 72
First downs: AU 31, MSU 22
Third downs: AU 6-12, MSU 3-11
Sacks: AU 2, MSU 2
Tackles for loss: AU 7, MSU 4
Penalties: AU 9-88, MSU 5-40
Bo Nix: 27 of 41 for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 carries for -3 yards
T.J. Finley: 0 of 1, 1 carry for -10 yards and a fumble
Tank Bigsby: 16 carries for 41 yards and 2 touchdowns
Jarquez Hunter: 4 carries for 12 yards
Shaun Shivers: 2 carries for 7 yards, 3 catches for 19 yards
Kobe Hudson: 8 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown
Ja’Varrius Johnson: 4 catches for 102 yards, 1 carry for 57 yards and a touchdown
Shedrick Jackson: 3 catches for 72 yards
Tyler Fromm: 3 catches for 11 yards
Demetris Robertson: 2 catches for 40 yards
John Samuel Shenker: 1 catch for 9 yards
Malcolm Johnson Jr.: 1 catch for 8 yards
Luke Deal: 1 catch for 4 yards and 1 touchdown