Nick Marshall, the first-year Auburn QB, scampered 45 yards on third-and-two for the first touchdown of the Iron Bowl. Untouched. That’s high-end speed, folks. As CBS replays showed, Alabama’s star linebacker, CJ Mosley, bit on the read option, following Auburn running back Tre Mason. Marshall kept it, and nobody could catch him.
Alabama missed a field goal on its first drive, and it’s 7-0 Auburn midway through the first quarter.