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USC turnovers costly in loss to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Cam Newton rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns and passed for two more scores, leading No. 17 Auburn to another come-from-behind victory, this one 35-27 against No. 12 South Carolina on Saturday night.

The Tigers (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame a double-digit halftime deficit for the second straight week after falling behind 20-7. Both of Newton's scoring passes came in the fourth quarter after fumbles by South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia.

South Carolina (3-1, 1-1) twice drove into Auburn territory in the final minutes behind freshman backup Connor Shaw, but he was intercepted both times. Demond Washington picked off a pass that deflected off the hands of receiver Alshon Jeffery in the end zone with 33 seconds left to seal the win.

Newton was 16-of-21 passing for 158 yards and also logged 25 runs.

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