AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn coach Gus Malzahn wanted to see how his team handled tough times.
In that regard, especially, Malzahn says his debut as the Tigers' coach was a success. They trailed three times before beating Washington State 31-24 on Saturday night. Malzahn says he "saw our guys hustling on and off the field no matter what the score was. "
That was a big deal for a team trying to rebound from a 3-9 season.
The game also marked the Auburn debut for quarterback Nick Marshall. The Tigers mostly relied on a running game that produced 297 yards, but Marshall didn't turn the ball over.
Malzahn says he "liked the way he handled himself."
Next up is a visit from the coach's former team, Arkansas State.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.