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Texas A&M recovers 2 late fumbles to cap 41-38 upset of No. 3 Auburn

  • Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) blocks a field goal attempt by Auburn at the end of the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. The Aggies' Deshazor Everett returned the kick 65-yards for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) blocks a field goal attempt by Auburn at the end of the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. The Aggies' Deshazor Everett returned the kick 65-yards for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin watches his team warmup before an NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)  (The Associated Press)

Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two fumbles in the final minutes to cap a 41-38 upset of No. 3 Auburn, likely ending the Tigers' playoff hopes.

The Aggies (7-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), who came in as 23-point underdogs, pulled off the kind of dramatic finish that had become an Auburn trademark.

The Tigers (7-2, 4-2, No. 3 CFP) twice appeared to be driving toward a go-ahead touchdown before coughing it up on plays that never really got going. First, Julien Obioha won a scramble for the ball after Nick Marshall and Cameron Artis-Payne got tangled up in the backfield.

Then, the Tigers drove inside the Texas A&M 30 for one more shot. Marshall appeared to be still calling the play when center Reese Dismukes snapped it. Alonzo Williams recovered with 54 seconds left.