With the nation watching on ESPN fifth ranked Auburn got out of a Manhattan with a close 20-14 win over No. 20 Kansas State Thursday night.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn met with the media afterwards.
–“Very proud of our defense. I think we held them to 40 yards rushing. I thought that was a big thing. Forced some turnovers in the red zone. I thought that was huge. Second half our offense, I think we were 8 of 11 on third downs. We were able to have the ball and take some clock away.”
–“And so we learned a lot about our guys. And I told them in the locker room, very proud of them, to find a way to win. A lot of teams couldn’t win in this environment against a team that talented. They played their guts out ( Kansas State ). We knew they would. And it was good for us. So hope that’ll help us moving forward.
The attendance total at Bill Snyder Family Stadium was 53,046, the fifth largest ever at Kansas State. It was the 15th consecutive sellout at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.