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2 key fumbles cost Auburn the game against Texas A&M

Auburn's luck has run out.

At halftime, No. 3 Auburn trailed unranked Texas A&M 35-17, setting up a potential eliminating loss for the Tigers. Gus Malzahn's squad roared back, cutting the deficit to 41-38 with an opportunity to take the lead at the goal line.

Then, Nick Marshall and Cameron Artis-Payne botched the exchange on an option play, resulting in a fumble that was called a Texas A&M recovery.

The replay appears to show an Auburn player pouncing on the ball, but the ruling on the field stood after being reviewed by the officials.


via CBS

Auburn ended up getting the ball back, and then this happened.


via CBS

Thus comes the likely end of Auburn's Playoff candidacy in 2014.