Gus Malzahn reacts to Auburn’s 31-24 victory

Gus Malzahn. (Getty Images)

Gus Malzahn. (Getty Images)

Auburn jumped to a three-score lead, then held on for a 31-24 victory against Louisville on Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

With the Tigers up 24-0 early in the third, the Cardinals chipped away at the lead and with Auburn leading by the game’s final margin, it came down to Auburn’s final possession.

The Tigers appeared to run out the clock inside the final minute of the game, but they were called for a holding penalty. That extended the game and stopped the clock, but Petrino was clearly confused if the clock would continue to run following the hold.

Petrino called Louisville’s final timeout – unnecessarily – and the Tigers were then allowed to run out the clock.

See Malzahn’s reaction to the win below:

On Peyton Barber, who rushed 25 times for 109 yards:

On former Milton standout and Tigers sophomore Carl Lawson:

On QB Jeremy Johnson, who threw three interceptions:

On first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and his unit’s performance:

On playing at the Georgia Dome:

On winning the game:

On potential injuries:

(Video by Matthew Stevens/Montgomery Advertiser)

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