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By Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn Tigers rolled up 311 rushing yards on the day and blew out visiting New Mexico State by a final score of 42-7. The victory snapped a five-game losing skid for the Tigers.
The Tigers were paced on the ground by Tre Mason, who ran for 152 yards and a score on 22 carries. As a team, Auburn (2-7, 0-6 SEC) averaged 6.9 yards per carry on the afternoon and scored four times on the ground; Onterrio McCalebb scored twice in addition to his 113 yards, and Jay Prosch tacked on a rushing TD of his own.
The Auburn defense limited the Aggies (1-8, 0-4 WAC) to just 83 rush yards on 32 carries, a meager average of 2.6 yards per attempt. Auburn also forced two turnovers on the afternoon, and its 45 points is the highest tally in any of its nine games in 2012.
Freshman Jonathan Wallace saw most of the action at quarterback for Auburn on the day, throwing for 164 yards and a score. Emory Blake, who is ninth on Auburn’s career receiving yardage list, led the way with 78 yards on four catches while Trovon Reed snagged Wallace’s lone touchdown pass of the game.
Passing – Jonathan Wallace, 9-for-16, 164 yards, TD, INT
Rushing – Tre Mason, 22 car, 152 yards, TD
Receiving – Emory Blake, 4 rec, 78 yards
New Mexico State
Passing – Andrew Manley, 17-for-30, 22 yards
Rushing – Germi Morrison, 19 car, 79 yards
Receiving – Austin Franklin, 7 rec, 154 yards
· Auburn has now won 75 consecutive games when scoring 30 points or more, and the Tigers are 2-0 this year when hitting the 30-point mark.
· New Mexico State was the second consecutive opponent that Auburn faced with the nickname Aggies, as Auburn faced Texas A&M last week.
· Auburn is now 3-0 all-time against New Mexico State.