Oxford, MS (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Marshall accounted for four touchdowns and Kris Frost forced a critical fumble at the goal line with 1:30 remaining that preserved third-ranked Auburns 35-31 victory over No. 7 Ole Miss, as well as the Tigers chances for a second straight appearance in the national title game. A showdown that was in essence a de facto elimination game for the College Football Playoff saw three lead changes in the final 17 minutes, the last Cameron Artis-Paynes 6-yard run that put Auburn ahead with 10:23 left. There was very nearly a fourth. The Rebels Laquon Treadwell took a slip screen in the red zone and weaved his way toward the goal line with under two minutes to play, but was dragged down from behind by Frost and lost the ball just before crossing the plane. Cassanova McKinzy recovered the fumble for Auburn (7-1, 4-1 SEC), which later held off one last-ditch effort from the Rebels to assuredly keep its spot in the coveted top four of the College Football Playoff rankings. The defending BCS runner-up Tigers entered the colossal matchup third in the first edition of the rankings, with Ole Miss (7-2, 4-2) one place behind in fourth. Treadwell needed to be carted off the field with an apparent left ankle injury on the pivotal play, ending an otherwise sensational night for the sophomore in which he racked up 103 yards and a touchdown on a career-high 10 catches. Bo Wallace added 362 yards and two touchdowns on 28-of-40 passing for the Rebels, but also lost a costly fumble deep in Auburn territory in the fourth quarter that helped send Ole Miss to a second straight loss following a 7-0 start. Marshall completed 15-of-22 attempts for 254 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and ran for two scores as well to trigger Auburns comeback from a 10-point third-quarter deficit. Artis-Payne had 138 rushing yards on 27 carries, with Sammie Coates accumulating 122 yards and a touchdown on five catches for the Tigers. Wallace also delivered a 3-yard touchdown run on the second play of the fourth quarter that gave Ole Miss a 31-28 edge, but Marshall and Auburn responded by marching 75 yards in nine plays to move back in front. The biggest play came on 3rd-and-9 from the Tigers 26, with Coates coming down with a jump ball down the middle of the field for a 41-yard gain to the Rebels 34. Artis-Payne followed with a 14-yard run on the next snap to get Auburn in the red zone, then crossed the goal line shortly afterward for the eventual winning score. The Rebels got down to the Auburn six on the subsequent possession, with Treadwell extending the drive with a 17-yard grab on 3rd-and-6. However, Wallace had the ball popped loose by Derrick Moncrief while fighting for yardage on a sneak, and Frost pounced on the fumble with 6:31 left to end the threat. Ole Miss began its next series near midfield with 3:22 to go and quickly moved back into scoring range, but Treadwells 19-yard catch-and-run ended in both injury and a turnover that effectively sealed the outcome. The Rebels owned a 17-14 halftime advantage and extended it by capitalizing on excellent field position early in the fourth quarter. After beginning near midfield courtesy of a 20-yard shank by Auburn punter Daniel Carlson, Evan Engram caught a short pass from Wallace and shook off a defender before outsprinting the defense for a 50-yard touchdown. Auburns high-powered offense, held mostly in check during the first half, then unleashed back-to-back scoring drives to shift momentum. A 7-play, 73-yard sequence was highlighted by Marshalls escape of heavy pressure and 41-yard deep strike to Dhaquille Williams on 3rd-and-11. The dual-threat quarterback later finished the trek with a 2-yard plunge that brought the Tigers within three midway through the third quarter. Marshall was a perfect 5-for-5 on Auburns next possession, a clutch 11-play, 96-yard series that concluded in Marcus Davis 17-yard TD catch for a 28-24 Auburn lead. Engrams 29-yard down-the-seam grab on the following drive preceded Wallaces head-first 3-yard dive into the end zone that briefly gave Ole Miss the upper hand. Auburn was able to march down the field with ease on the games opening drive, with Marshall completing his first three throws that included an 18-yard, third-down strike to Williams that put the ball on the Ole Miss 2. Marshall faked a sweep on the following snap and ran in on a designed draw to stake the Tigers to an early 7-0 edge less than three minutes in. The Tigers then proceeded to have four of their next five possessions end in punts, with the lone exception an interception Marshall threw to ball-hawking corner Senquez Golson with Auburn situated in the red zone. Ole Miss put up a pair of touchdowns with the Tigers offense struggling, the first coming on an impressive 11-play, 92-yard jaunt capped by ITavius Mathers 4-yard run on third-and-goal with four minutes left in the opening quarter. Wallace made good on 7-of-8 passes during the lengthy series, with Vince Sanders hauling in three of them for 62 yards. A career-long 59-yard scramble by Wallace down the left sideline set up Ole Miss next score, a 10-yard catch-and-run by Treadwell on a quick screen that put the Rebels up 14-7 with 6:02 left in the second quarter. Marshall pulled Auburn even just over 4 1/2 minutes later with a well-thrown deep ball that Coates snared for a 57-yard touchdown late in the first half. A pass interference call on the Tigers negated a third-down stop during the ensuing drive, and Wallace found Cody Core for a 14-yard gain on the subsequent play to position Gary Wunderlich for a successful 48-yard field goal that sent Ole Miss into the break up 17-14. Game Notes Auburn improved to 9-1 in games decided by eight or less points since the start of last season, with the lone loss coming to Florida State in Januarys BCS title game ... The Rebels entered the game leading the FBS ranks in scoring defense (10.5 ppg) and allowed over 20 points for the first time this season ... Treadwell was one of three Ole Miss players to eclipse 100 receiving yards, with Engram amassing 123 on eight catches and Sanders gaining 105 on seven receptions ... Golsons interception was his ninth this season, one shy of an Ole Miss record set by Bobby Wilson in 1949 ... Since 1970, Auburn is 15-0 against the Rebels when rushing for over 200 yards. The Tigers had 253 on Saturday ... The game marked the first-ever meeting of top-10 teams in Oxford. Superstar Womens NZ . This week, topics cover the World Series champion Red Sox, John Farrell and what to look forward to this off-season. Adidas Falcon Shoes NZ . -- Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings will be on the sideline as the Packers make their push for a perfect regular season. http://www.nmdshoesnz.com/adidas-y-3-cheap-nz.html. Behind the talents of rookie Johnny Gaudreau, the Flames will look to keep pace Thursday night when they face the Minnesota Wild in the second of a six-game homestand. NMD Shoes Wholesale . - Buffalo Bills running back C. Adidas Falcon New Zealand . - Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.TSN today announced a new recruit, as former Toronto Raptors player Morris Mo Pete Peterson joins its basketball broadcast team as an analyst. A fan-favourite from his days with the Raptors and memorable championship run with Michigan State University, Peterson makes his TSN debut in Wednesdays Philadelphia at Toronto game at 7:30pm et. For the networks package of Raptors games, Peterson will joins TSNs broadcast team of Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins, Matt Devlin, and Rod Black both in the TSN Studio and on-site at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Peterson will also deliver analysis for SportsCentre and appear throughout the networks expanded NCAA coverage, including TSNs wall-to-wall coverage of NCAA? March Madness?. After years of playing in Toronto, I know first-hand the deep passion of Canadian basketball fans, said Peterson. Along with the emergence of the Raptors as one of the NBAs top teams, it really is an exciting time for basketbball in this country with the continuing emergence of great young Canadian talent in the NBA and NCAA.dddddddddddd Im excited to join Jack, Leo, and the rest of the TSN crew and give them my take on the game. Morris brings a fresh and incredible insider perspective on the game at both the NBA and NCAA level, said Ken Volden, Vice-President and Executive Producer, News and Information, TSN. We are especially looking forward to having his thoughts during the Raptors push for the playoffs, and are also thrilled for him be a part of our March Madness coverage. Peterson, a Flint, Michigan native, helped lead Michigan State University to the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship before being selected 21st overall by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft. Peterson spent seven seasons with the Raptors before moving on to New Orleans and eventually finishing off his playing career with Oklahoma City. ' ' '