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Auburn's offense makes rapid ascent under first-year coach Gus Malzahn

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Auburn's offense has made a huge leap in Gus Malzahn's first season, thanks in large part to quarterback Nick Marshall, right. (AP Photos/Butch Dill) Auburn's offense has made a huge leap in Gus Malzahn's first season, thanks in large part to quarterback Nick Marshall, right. (AP Photos/Butch Dill)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's offense has made a huge leap in Gus Malzahn's first season.

The eighth-ranked Tigers have produced three of the program's 12 highest yardage totals in the past three games. They've topped 600 yards in each of those games, something the Tigers had never done three times in a season.

Auburn has key additions like quarterback Nick Marshall and tailback Cameron Artis-Payne, but perhaps the biggest newcomer was Malzahn and his hurry-up, no-huddle system.

Tailback Corey Grant says "guys (are) just playing harder, and actually believing in the coaches and having trust in the coaches."

The Tigers' surprising climb into SEC championship contention has been spearheaded by an offense that has jumped 85 spots nationally in scoring, 102 spots in total yards and 73 in rushing yards.

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