5 Things We Learned in Auburn's 20-14 win at Kansas State

#5 Auburn held off a tough test from #20 Kansas State Thursday night en route to a 20-14 victory. With the win, Auburn moves to 3-0 and K-State falls to 2-1.

Halftime Quick Hitters: Auburn leads K-State 10-7 in Manhattan

Here are five takeaway's from Auburn's win:

5. Tyler Lockett finally looks healthy

The Wildcats’ All-America wide receiver means a lot to the KSU offense, but he’s been hampered by a hamstring injury through the first two games of the year. He’s vital to the Cats’ Big 12 hopes. The drop in the end zone was uncharacteristic, but he looked good otherwise returning punts and running routes.

4. Auburn's run D is stifling

Auburn's front held K-State to 17 yards rushing in the first half and only another 23 in the 2nd half. Yeah, two touchdowns, but you can win a lot of games in the SEC stopping the run game like that.

3. This is not a typical Bill Snyder special teams unit

Kicker Jack Cantele missed three field goals and Ian Patterson kicked a ball out of bounds on the opening kick. The unit has struggled in all three games now and this game might have been different had Cantele just made two of the kicks.

2. Auburn will be better because of this game

Auburn's got a gauntlet of a schedule coming up, and if they make it through un-scathed, the Tigers can point to a gritty performance in Manhattan. The offense didn't have its 'A' game and K-State's D came to play, but Auburn still found a way to win. The Tigers did that last year all the way to the National Championship.

1. These types of games are great for college football

I know this game was scheduled before the College Football Playoff was formed, but these non-conference Top-25 matchups are great for the game. We saw two great football coaches go at it tonight; and, we've already seen Oregon beat Michigan State. This is already better than the BCS.

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