Mason had a solid performance with 18 carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns, both in the second quarter. It was the first multi-touchdown game of Mason’s career as he scored on a 1-yard run and 6-yard run in the second as the Tigers rallied to tie the game at 14 and later took a 17-14 lead. Mason had 13 carries for 46 yards in the first half but just five carries for 36 yards in the second half.
The whole team in the
Mistakes and turnovers in the fourth quarter continued to mount and no part of the Auburn squad was immune. From special teams being offsides on a punt and costing 41 yards of field position, a false start on offense which wiped out a first down, an interception by Clint Moseley, to a missed tackle on defense which allowed Jeff Scott to break a 55-yard touchdown receptions and effectively end the game at 34-20 with 5:02 to go, the mistakes were numerous and endless. Auburn has now been outscored 62-3 in the final frame.
By the Numbers
62 – Points Auburn has allowed in the fourth quarter this season after Ole Miss outscored the Tigers 17-0 in the fourth.
87:50 – Time since Auburn scored in the fourth quarter, dating back Cody Parkey’s 36-yard field goal with 12:50 left in the season opener
4 – Total offensive yards in the fourth quarter for the Tigers
16 – Consecutive SEC losses by Ole Miss prior to yesterday’s win over Auburn, dating back to Oct. 2, 2010 against Kentucky
17 – Second quarter points by Auburn, the most scored in any quarter by the Tigers this season
6:43 – Length in time of Auburn’s first scoring drive its longest of the season both in time and plays (13)
1998 – Last year Auburn started 1-5 on the way to a 3-8 season. Then-coach Terry Bowden was fired.