Tre Mason and Emory Blake
Mason eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark with 21 carries for 82 yards but he also fumbled twice. The sophomore became the fourth Auburn player in as many years to accomplish the feat when he ran for five yards on the game’s final play. Blake had three receptions for 56 yards while matching up against one of the nation’s best defensive backs in Alabama’s Dee Milliner. Blake finishes his final season with the Tigers with a team-best 50 receptions for 789 yards and ends his career fifth in program history with 2,022 receiving yards.
Everyone not named Tre Mason and Emory Blake
Let’s start with the Auburn defense which was gutted for 483 yards including 131 rushing yards by running back Eddie Lacy on 18 carries with two touchdowns. Penalties and missed tackles continued to plague the Tigers defense which allowed touchdowns on Alabama’s first seven possessions. Jonathan Wallace was a putrid 5-for-14 for 71 yards with two interceptions and was sacked two times.
By the Numbers
0 — SEC wins this season by Auburn. It is the first time the Tigers have gone winless in conference play since 1980 (0-6).
7 — Consecutive touchdown drives allowed by the Auburn defense including six in the first half. Auburn allowed touchdowns on 16 of last 18 first-half possessions in SEC play.
42 — First-half points for Alabama which gave the Crimson Tide the largest lead they’ve ever had at halftime in an Iron Bowl – 42-0.
82 — Rushing yards by Tre Mason on 21 carries. Mason eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the game’s final play — a five yard run — to end the season with 1,002 yards.
$7,500,000 — Amount of Gene Chizik’s buyout beginning Dec. 1