Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
The Bulldogs’ defense was focusing in on stopping the run, and they were successful. Auburn rushed for only 91 yards today. Mike Blakely came onto the scene after seeing minimal playing time against Clemson.
Blakely led the Tigers in rushing with 42 yards on 11 attempts. Tre Mason added 25 yards and Onterio McCalebb had eight yards.
It was odd that Mason had only eight carries this week after rushing for over 100 last week.
McCalebb was used mostly to the outside and the Bulldogs did a good job of containing him and not letting him get to the corner.
Auburn ran the ball 39 times against Mississippi State. The Tigers had minimal success early on.
As defenses focus on stopping the run, the group of runningbacks will find life hard between the tackles.
On a positive note, there were no turnovers from the runningbacks. Last week, Tre Mason had a costly fumble against Clemson.