AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Peyton Barber ran 4 yards for a touchdown on No. 6 Auburn's first possession in overtime and the Tigers dodged a major upset with a 27-20 win over FCS power Jacksonville State.
Melvin Ray's leaping 10-yard catch in the right corner of the end zone with less than 1 minute remaining in regulation saved Auburn (2-0) from a stunning loss that would have been among the biggest upsets in college football.
Troymaine Pope's 5-yard touchdown run with less than 6 minutes remaining gave Jacksonville State a 20-13 lead.
Jacksonville State (1-1) was denied its bid to become the first Football Championship Subdivision team to beat a ranked FBS team since Aug. 31, 2013, when Eastern Washington beat No. 25 Oregon State 49-46.
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