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Nix picks cost No. 15 Auburn in 30-22 loss to South Carolina

Kevin Harris competed 2 goals as well as South Carolina transformed 3 interceptions tossed by Bo Nix right into indicate beat No. 15 Auburn for the very first time in 87 years with

a 30-22 success on Saturday Auburn South Carolina Football(

The Associated Press)Kevin Harris competed 2 goals as well as South Carolina transformed 3 interceptions tossed by Bo Nix right into indicate beat No. 15 Auburn for the very first time in 87 years with a 30-22 triumph on Saturday.

The Tigers (2-2 Southeastern Conference) had actually won 8 right in the collection and also leapt bent on a 9-0 lead in the opening 10 mins. Yet Nix, the student quarterback, tossed 3 choices and also the Gamecocks (2-2) moneyed in each time to win successive ready the very first time in greater than a year.

Shi Smith had 8 catches consisting of a 10-yard TD grab midway via the 3rd quarter as well as placed South Carolina in advance forever, 20-19.

Auburn was driving on its adhering to collection when Nix tossed his 3rd interception– as well as 2nd to cornerback Jaycee Horn that brought the round down the left sidelines to the Tigers’ 8. Harris remained in completion area a play later on for a 27-19 lead and also Auburn might not recuperate.

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The Tigers near to 30-22 on Anders Carlson’s 22 lawn basket with 6:39 left. Auburn obtained the round back again with 2:15 left and also drove to the South Carolina 13. Nix, however, was asked for willful grounding attempting to stay clear of a sack and also the Gamecocks hung on to defeat the Tigers for the very first time considering that 1933.

South Carolina had actually not won back-to-back video games considering that beating Kentucky as well as then-No. 3 Georgia last period. That gain the Bulldogs was the last time the Gamecocks had actually defeated a rated challenger.

Auburn’s crime looked unstoppable the very first fifty percent and also increased up South Carolina in yardage (243-119) the initial 30 mins– other than when Nix placed the sphere at risk.

Nix was 8 of 14 for 94 backyards on the Tigers initially 2 drives for a 9-0 lead.

However Nix tossed right into three-way insurance coverage on the following collection as well as was chosen off by Horn, boy of long time NFL receiver Joe Horn.

5 plays later on, Harris competed a 4-yard TD to tighten up points.

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Once again, Auburn recovered its side– and also Nix discovered Seth Williams on a 44-yard masquerade the Tigers’ lengthiest toss this year– with Tank Bigsby’s 2-yard goal go to rise 16-7.

As well as once again, Nix’s interception– this time around by Jaylin Dickerson– obtained the Gamecocks back in it as Hill finished an 11-play drive with a 1-yard run.

Nix had 272 backyards passing. He was additionally sacked 3 times.

Bigby, the Auburn fresher, had 111 backyards hurrying and also passed by the century mark momentarily straight video game.

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: The Tigers have some offending concerns. Nix had actually tossed just one interception on the period prior to his 3 right here. As well as Nix as well as receiver Seth Williams sought to have some tough words on the sidelines in the 3rd quarter.

South Carolina: If the Gamecocks really felt great regarding beating Vanderbilt recently, they’ll be definitely woozy with this placed win prior to heading to LSU to encounter the protecting– as well as battling– nationwide champs following week.

UP NEXT

Auburn goes to Ole Miss on Saturday.

South Carolina mosts likely to LSU on Saturday evening.

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