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AUBURN, Ala. – 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.