Auburn Football: What Bowl Game Records Are Most Likely to Be Broken?

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Nov 22, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Quan Bray (4) celebrates a touchdown during the first half with Auburn Tigers linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) against the Samford Bulldogs during the first half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

When the Auburn football team takes the field against Wisconsin January 1 in the Outback Bowl, there will be several Tigers bowl game records that could be broken, on both sides of the football.

The Tigers possess one of college football’s most explosive offenses, ranking 17th in the nation in total yards per game with 489, are 12th nationally with 258.5 rushing yards, and stand 23rd in the country with 35.8 points scored per game.

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Also, quarterback Nick Marshall is coming off a record-setting performance throwing the football. Marshall set a school record with 456 passing yards in the team’s 55-44 loss to Alabama, connecting with Sammie Coates five times for 206 yards and two touchdowns.

In the Outback Bowl, the Tigers will face a usually stingy Wisconsin defense, who has allowed only 20 points per game this season despite their 59-0 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. However, Auburn’s offensive firepower puts at least eight bowl game records in jeopardy.

Defensively, the Tigers have allowed more than 388 yards per game, including 539 to the Crimson Tide last game. Auburn has given up more than 31 points to each of the team’s last six FBS opponents, and with Heisman Trophy finalist Melvin Gordon – the one-time single-game rushing record holder – toting the rock for the Badgers, there are a few opponent bowl game records in reach as well.

Wisconsin ranks fourth nationally with 314 rushing yards per contest and has scored a very healthy 34.6 points per game in 2014.

So what Auburn bowl game records are most likely to fall?

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