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By: Scott Crumbly
SEC Digital Network
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn racked up a season-high 512 yards of offense and the Tigers blasted Alabama A&M, 51-7. Gene Chizik’s squad looked powerful in the run game, exploding for 341 yards against the Bulldogs to spur the blowout win.
Auburn (3-8, 0-7 SEC) followed the lead of two of its running backs that went for over 100 yards apiece against A&M. Tre Mason made the most of his 12 carries, picking up over 15 yards per touch on his way to 181 yards and two touchdowns. Onterrio McCalebb, one of 13 Auburn seniors playing their final game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, had a big day in his own right with 104 yards and two scores on 15 carries. McCalebb also contributed two receptions for 38 yards in his home finale.
Tigers quarterback Jonathan Wallace threw for 171 yards and connected with Sammie Coates for a score just before the half. Wallace and the offense got plenty of help from the Auburn defense, which limited the Bulldogs (7-4, 6-3 SWAC) to fewer than 200 yards of production and a significant disadvantage in time of possession. Trent Fisher capped the game for the D with a 60-yard interception return for a score.
The Tigers will finish the season next week as they always do in the Iron Bowl against in-state foe Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Passing – Jonathan Wallace, 10-for-18, 171 yards, TD
Rushing – Tre Mason, 181 yards, 2 TD
Receiving – DeAngelo Denton, 2 rec, 70 yards
Passing – Deaunte Mason, 17-for-28, 186 yards, INT
Rushing – Kaderius Lacey, 12 car, 41 yards
Receiving – Demario Ross, 4 rec, 57 yards
• This was the first ever meeting between these two schools, but Auburn is now 90-46-2 all-time against the 10 schools it has faced from inside the state of Alabama.
• Onterio McCalebb averaged 6.9 yards per carry against Alabama A&M. McCalebb is the active NCAA leader in career yards per carry average with a 6.4-yard average.
• After facing the Georgia Bulldogs last week, this marked the 35th time since 1946 that Auburn has faced consecutive opponents with the same mascot.