: MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense that was bent on stopping the run. The nation's sixth-ranked rushing attack had only 130 yards on the ground, 200 less than its season average.
Not that it mattered the way Kansas State (2-1) squandered its chances.
Jake Waters threw for 245 yards, but he also tossed two interceptions -- one in the Auburn end zone. The Wildcats also fumbled the ball away, and Jack Cantele missed three field-goal attempts. Complete Recap Box Score Top Performers:
Passing: N. Marshall (AUB) - 231 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: C. Artis-Payne (AUB) - 22 CAR, 63 YDS
Receiving: D. Williams (AUB) - 8 REC, 110 YDS, 1 TD
Auburn improves to 3-0 (1-0 SEC) and will face Louisiana Tech next week.