NFL Preseason

No. 9 Auburn scores late, beats No. 6 Washington 21-16

The Auburn Tigers had some bad memories from their last two trips to Atlanta.

They headed home from this one feeling a whole lot better.

With a performance that didn't earn a bunch of style points but will look awfully good on the resume, No. 9 Auburn rallied for a 21-16 victory over No. 6 Washington when Jatarvious Whitlow ran 10 yards for a touchdown with 6:15 remaining Saturday.

The Auburn defense came through at the end, preserving the win with a fierce pass rush against Jake Browning.

"We talked about overcoming adversity," Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said. "Last season we didn't win hardly any close games. We knew this game was going to come...