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Watch List Watching

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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Sammie Coates (Biletnikoff, Maxwell)

Coates did not dress for the game against San Jose State. He was held out for a minor injury and is expected to return against Kansas State. Coates walked the field before the game and somehow managed to look like the nicest guy in the world who could snap someone in half, like Bo Jackson to a baseball bat.

Reese Dismukes (Lombardi, Outland, Rimington)

The offensive line continues to open up huge running lanes for Marshall and the running backs. Dismukes has looked solid.

Kris Frost (Butkus)

Frost accounted for five solo tackles and one assist.

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

Marshall was 10-19 for 101 passing yards and rushed 16 times for 112 yards. But, Marshall did not look polished. On the first drive, he fumbled into the end zone and seemed to have trouble connecting with receivers throughout the game. At points, it looked like coaches were making Marshall practice some of the same plays over again.

Still, this was Marshall's third career game with more than 100 rushing and 100 passing yards. His 27-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter was the 14th rushing TD of his career. It is the seventh time that he has thrown and rushed for a touchdown in the same game.

Robenson Therezie (Bednarik)

Therezie was named the starter at Star. He recorded one tackle.

CJ Uzomah (Mackey)

Uzomah was targeted, but did not catch a pass in the game.

Gabe Wright (Bronko Nagurski, Outland)

Wright sacked the SJSU QB once for a loss of seven yards.

The Competition

The Manning Award "Star of the Week" is Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, who has thrown for eight touchdowns, the most in the SEC and tied for the national lead.*

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota passed for 318 yards against Michigan State, earning a nod as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.

*I feel like it was a really terrible week for QBs if he was honored for a 47-34 win over UAB.