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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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Sammie Coates (Biletnikoff, Maxwell)

Coates did not appear to be playing at full capacity. The timing between Coates and Marshall seemed off, and he was overthrown on a number of passes. He did have two catches for 24 yards. It will be interesting to see if Coates plays against La Tech or if he sits out another game to get back to full speed.

Reese Dismukes (Lombardi, Outland, Rimington)

The offensive line had an off night, missing blocks and assignments. That's not to say that Dismukes was at fault, but the running game will only work when the line is getting the right blocks.

It was also announced last week that Dismukes made the list of nominees for the Senior CLASS Award, an honor that recognizes achievements and leadership in the community, classroom, character and competition.  Dismukes is one of 30 candidates nationally and six from the SEC.

Kris Frost (Butkus)

Frost had what might be one of his best games to this point. He accounted for five solo tackles, one assist and two tackles for loss.

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

Marshall was 17-31 for 231 passing yards (2TD/1INT) and rushed 10 times for 48 yards. The stats, however, don't accurately reflect Marshall's game. A number of catchable passes were dropped and the interception came on a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage.

These issues in the passing game have to be worked out before they become a real problem against SEC opponents. But, true to form, when Marshall needed a play to put away the game, he delivered, connecting with Duke Williams for a 39 yard pass on third down.

Robenson Therezie (Bednarik)

Therezie had another solid game with four solo tackles and one tackle for loss, a reminder of how important he is to this defense. If his eligibility issue had not been resolved, it could have been a real problem for this team.

CJ Uzomah (Mackey)

Another quiet night for Uzomah...I honestly don't even remember seeing him on the field until near the end of the game (though I may have missed him).

Gabe Wright (Bronko Nagurski, Outland)

If you're on Twitter, you know that Wright became the poster child for missed holding calls on Kansas State. It was a tough night for Wright, but he still recorded one tackle.

Notable Competition

The Manning Award "Star of the Week" is Arizona's quarterback Anu Soloman, who had a school-record performance that included 520 yards, 47 completions and 73 passing attempts.

Alabama QB Blake Sims passed for 445 yards and four touchdowns against Florida, earning a nod as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week.