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Each week, we’ll take a look at how the Auburn players on watch lists performed on the field and who their competition might be.

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Cameron Artis Payne (Maxwell)

Artis-Payne carried the ball 27 times for 148 yards and one touchdown. His score was a 6-yard run to put Auburn up 35-31 with 10:23 remaining. He was added to the Maxwell Award Watch List earlier in the season, but did not make the list of semi-finalists announced this week. 

Sammie Coates (Biletnikoff)

Coates had five catches for 122 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Coach Malzahn commented this week that Coates is finally close to being 100 percent for the first time since early in the season. You can vote for Coates to win the Biletnikoff here.


Reese Dismukes (Lombardi, Outland, Rimington)

This week, Dismukes was named a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award, presented to the nation's best college offensive or defensive lineman or linebacker.

Nick Marshall (Davey O'Brien, Manning, Maxwell, Walter Camp)

Marshall had another outstanding performance, going 15-of-22 for two touchdowns and a season-high 254 yards, and running for another 50 yards and two touchdowns. 

Marshall was named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, which goes to the nation's top quarterback, as well as a semifinalist Monday for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation's best player. Through the season, Marshall is Auburn's second leading rusher with 631 yards and nine touchdowns and has hit 99-of-155 passes for 1,357 yards and 13 touchdowns. 

He was once again nominated for Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.  

Robenson Therezie (Bednarik)

Therezie had two tackles and two assists, but did not make the Bednarik semi-finalist list. Regardless, Therezie has played well this season, and it's obvious how much he would have been missed if he had not been cleared to play. 

CJ Uzomah (Mackey)

Uzomah recorded no stats.

Gabe Wright (Bronko Nagurski, Outland)

Wright served as a team captain once again and recorded two tackles, one for a loss.

Notable Competition

Marshall is one of 20 players who made the Maxwell Award semifinal list. The three other SEC players include Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper.