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

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Oct 11, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) hands the ball off to running back Cameron Artis-Payne (44) during the game at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Rushing Yards: 195; Rushing Touchdowns: 2

Tre Mason set a new bowl record in last season’s BCS National Championship Game with 195 rushing yards against Florida State. The mark passed Ronnie Brown‘s 184-yard performance against Penn State in the 2003 Capital One Bowl. Mason scored just one time, but Brown tied the school record with two touchdowns on the ground, which he also accomplished the following year in the Music Bowl.

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Other players to run for two touchdowns in a bowl game for the Tigers include Bo Jackson (who did it twice), Ben Tate, Cadillac Williams, Stan White, Joe Childress and Kiehl Frazier.

The most likely player to break one of these two records is Cameron Artis-Payne, who enters the Outback Bowl with an SEC-leading 1,482 rushing yards. Artis-Payne has already surpassed both bowl record marks this season, having gained a career-high 221 yards earlier this year in Auburn’s 41-38 loss to Texas A&M. The senior also scored three times in the Tigers’ early season 59-13 win over San Jose State.

Of course, Nick Marshall has the ability to break loose for big chunks of yardage on the ground as well. Marshall has run for 780 yards this season, surpassing the century mark four times and he also found the end zone three times against South Carolina earlier this year. Against Tennessee in 2013, Marshall ran for 214 yards, so the bowl game record isn’t out of reach. Both Marshall and Artis-Payne have 11 rushing touchdowns this season.

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