Alabama A&M vs. Auburn: Live Scores, Analysis and Results
Alabama A&M — 7
Auburn — 51
Thank you for joining us on the live blog today. Here are 10 things we learned about Auburn in its win over the Bulldogs.
Make sure you join us next week for the 2012 Iron Bowl!
Auburn took out a season's worth of frustration against FCS opponent Alabama A&M on Saturday afternoon inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs, 51-7.
Auburn's 13 seniors were honored before the game for their contributions over the last four years. They have walked out of Jordan-Hare Stadium wearing an Auburn jersey for the final time.
Unlike it did a couple of weeks ago against New Mexico State, Auburn did not waste any time putting A&M away. Auburn scored a TD on every drive of the first half behind the dominant running combo of Tre Mason and Onterio McCalebb.
The Tigers offense eclipsed 500 yards of offense for the first time since the BCS national championship against Oregon, two years ago.
The defense played just as well. The unit shut down the A&M offense on every drive except for the Bulldogs' initial drive of the second half.
The secondary got its first interception of the season as safety Trent Fisher returned an interception late in the game into the end zone to put a bow on a dominating defensive performance.
Alabama A&M's season is complete with the loss. Auburn will play its final game next week in Tuscaloosa against arch-rival, Alabama.
Here is the scoring summary for today's game. Courtesy of ESPN.com.
Auburn — 512 (171 passing, 341 rushing)
A&M — 208 (186 passing, 22 rushing)
Time of possession:
Auburn — 33:25
A&M — 26:35
Tre Mason rushed for 181 yards on 12 carries. Mason scored two TD's on the day, including one for 86 yards.
Senior Onterio McCalebb went out in style at Jordan-Hare Stadium. McCalebb rushed for 104 yards and two TD's.
And now it's Iron Bowl week in the state of Alabama.
The Auburn offense was hitting on all cylinders today against FCS opponent, Alabama A&M.
The game was never in doubt as Auburn dominated from start to finish.
Final. Auburn — 51, Alabama — 7.
Auburn stops Alabama A&M on fourth down to get the ball back with just over a minute remaining. That will probably do it.
Auburn will most likely kneel down and let the clock tick down on the 13 seniors' time in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is extremely upset about what is probably a personell issue. Jake Holland ran on the field late on the previous play.
So we only have a month left?
The Mayans ARE right ... Trent Fisher gives Auburn secondary it's first interception of the season, returns it for a touchdown. AU up 51-7.— Ryan Wood (@AUBlog) November 17, 2012
Touchdown, Auburn. Auburn — 51, Alabama A&M — 7. Fourth Quarter — 2:38.
Trent Fisher returns his interception to the end zone for a touchdown.
Alabama A&M refuses to lay down and concede defeat. With two minutes remaining, the Bulldogs call a timeout.
With A&M airing it out, this would be a great time for the Auburn secondary to get its first interception of the year.
So Auburn's eyes will turn towards the West as it prepares for the annual Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama next week.
You can't gather much from today's game but at the very least, Auburn has a little momentum going into the matchup.
These penalties are awful. It reflects laziness and / or linemen getting beat by a defensive linemen from an FCS school. Neither one is good.
Corey Grant is running hard in one of his rare opportunities this season. After a big performance in Auburn's spring game last year, he has not seen the field as much as many Auburn fans thought he would.
The second-teamers for the Auburn offense are doing the same as the first-teamers. Another holding penalty negates a decent run by Mike Blakely.
If I recall correctly, that is the first safety that the Auburn defense has forced since the BCS Championship game against Oregon.
Safety for Alabama A&M. Auburn — 44, Alabama A&M — 7. Fourth quarter — 8:30
So, the first-string Auburn offense had a decent day. The unit scored a TD on every drive of the first half and was only stopped one time.
The offensive backups do little. A&M will get the ball at its 35-yard line.
Backup QB Kiehl Frazier in at QB for Auburn.
Been a while.
Auburn up to 483 offensive yards, last time Tigers topped 500 was 2010 title game (519)— Auburn Authority (@AUAuthority) November 17, 2012
Is it time for Auburn backups now?
I heard there was a big game next week or something.
Next on the offensive checklist for Auburn? Get Tre Mason over the 200-yard mark for the day.
If Auburn follows the script it has against other top defenses next week and is held out of the end zone, that may have been Onterio McCalebb's last TD as an Auburn Tiger.
Touchdown, Auburn. Auburn — 42, Alabama A&M — 7. Fourth quarter — 14:10
Onterio McCalebb goes over the 100-yard mark with a 13-yard TD run.
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