Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will get the start against Texas A&M on Saturday. According to ESPN.com on Tuesday, Gus Malzahn stated that the junior college transfer would start for the 24th rank Tigers. Auburn is one of eight SEC teams ranked in the top 25.
After injuring his knee against Ole Miss, Marshall sat out of Auburn’s next game against Western Carolina. It was obvious that he wasn’t need in the 59 point victory, but they have a different animal on Saturday.
Nick Marshall has accounted for six total touchdowns in his first season as starting quarterback. In his lone road start, Auburn fell to LSU by 14 points.
He’ll feel a different type of pressure when he faces the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday. Though Auburn will be on the road, this new and improved offense should be able to move the ball against Texas A&M. It’s matching the output of Johnny Manziel score for score that should cause the greatest concern.
According to Gus Malzahn, freshman Jeremy Johnson could see some playing time for Auburn. In his debut start last Saturday, Johnson accounted for four touchdowns.
Texas A&M is ranked number seven in the AP Poll.