Auburn runs wild against Alabama A&M

AUBURN, Ala. — Tre Mason rushed for
two touchdowns and Onterio McCalebb added two rushing scores to lead
Auburn to a 51-7 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.

Mason rushed for 181 yards and McCalebb ran for 104 yards for the Tigers (3-8).

Auburn ran for a combined 341 rushing
yards and finished with 512 total yards, as the Tigers picked up their
third win of the season and posted their highest scoring total of the
season. McCalebb finished with 142 all-purpose yards.

Mason’s two first-quarter touchdown
runs, including an 86-yard score, helped give Auburn a 21-0 lead at the
end of the quarter, and a 35-0 lead by halftime.

Freshman quarterback Jonathan Wallace finished 10-of-18 for 171 yards passing and on touchdown for the Tigers.

Deaunte Mason went 17-of-28 passing for 186 yards and threw an interception for Alabama A&M (7-4) in the losing effort.

The Auburn defense held Alabama A&M
to just 22 net rushing yards on the day, with senior Kaderius Lacey
leading the way with 41 yards on 12 carries. Wide receiver Demario Ross
led the Aggies in receiving with 57 yards on four catches.

Tre Mason’s 86-yard touchdown run was
the longest by an Auburn running back since Brent Fullwood scored from
88 yards out against Mississippi State in 1986. Auburn’s first four
touchdowns Saturday came on the ground, capped by a 3-yard touchdown run
by fullback Jay Prosch in the second quarter.

Wallace connected with wide receiver
Sammie Coates for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 0:23 remaining in the
quarter to give to Tigers their 35-0 lead going into the halftime break.

Alabama A&M got on the board with a
score on the opening drive of the second half, when Deaunte Mason
punched in a 1-yard touchdown.

After another McCalebb score, the
Aggies gave up a team safety when an errant snap went over punter Chance
Wilson’s head, and was batted through the end zone.

Auburn sophomore Trent Fisher returned
an Alabama A&M interception 60 yards for a touchdown with just under
three minutes to play to give the game its 51-7 final score.

The Tigers’ 512 total yards were the
most by an Auburn team since the Tigers’ national championship team
totaled 519 yards against Oregon in 2010.