QB Nick Marshall, Auburn Tigers Offense Doing Damage On Outside Runs

In this Auburn football news update, regardless of all the fanfare of Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley's return on Saturday, one of the main storylines heading into Saturday's huge Auburn/Georgia tilt is whether or not Georgia can contain the Auburn Tigers' beyond-efficient offense.

Auburn's offense ranks third in the nation in ESPN's team efficiency rankings, only trailing the high-powered attacks of Oregon and Baylor. Georgia is ranked fifth.

Per David Ching of ESPN.com, "that’s largely because of quarterback Nick Marshall -- a former Georgia cornerback -- Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant and the other Tigers’ abilities on outside runs. On runs outside the tackles, Auburn leads the SEC in rushing yards per game (149.1) and runs of 10-plus yards (49) and is tied for the lead in touchdowns (13)."

Georgia was absolutely besieged by the Florida Gators' outside rushing attack in a 38-20 upset loss a couple weeks back. Expect Auburn to keep with their trend in 2014 and attack the edges early and often on Saturday.

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