Tre Mason and Onterio McCalebb each had their second 100-yard running performances in three games as Auburn racked up a season-high 341 rushing yards against Alabama A&M. Mason, a sophomore, had 12 carries for a career-high 181 yards with two touchdowns and McCalebb had 15 carries for 104 yards with two touchdowns. The duo also eclipsed 100 yards a piece against New Mexico State. The Tigers padded their stats against the lowly Aggies and subdivision Bulldogs with a putrid 57 yards on 27 carries against Georgia sandwiched in between.
Auburn got out to an early lead so Alabama A&M did have to pass to get back in the game, but it didn’t mean the Tigers had to make Deaunte Mason look good. Mason went 17-for-28 for 186 yards and had seven carries for five yards with a touchdown. He also bobbled what would have been a sure touchdown reception on a trick play when running back Kaderius Lacey attempted a halfback pass similar to the one which Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace scored on against the Tigers.
By the Numbers
512 — Total yards of offense by Auburn — the most since gaining 519 against Oregon in the 2010 BCS National Championship.
181 — Rushing yards for Tre Mason — a career-high — on 12 carries. Mason had two touchdowns.
86 — Yards of Mason’s second touchdown run — the fourth longest rushing play and the seventh longest play from scrimmage in Auburn history.
51 — Points scored by Auburn was the most since scoring 56 against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship.
612:15 — Time in regulation between interceptions by the Auburn defense. Trent Fisher returned an interception for 60 yards and a touchdown with 2:38 left, the first interception by Auburn since Daren Bates’ pick against Clemson in the season opener.