Auburn vs. Alabama A&M Post-game Notes

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Nov. 17, 2012

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  • Attendance: 74,832
  • Game captains for Auburn: Emory Blake, T'Sharvan Bell, Daren Bates, Onterio McCalebb
  • First-time starters for Auburn: OG Christian Westerman
  • Special congratulations and thanks to Larry Wilkins, working his last home game today as the engineer for the Auburn radio network. Larry has been a fixture in the radio booth since 1979.
  • 13 Auburn seniors were honored before their final home game at Jordan-Hare Stadium: Daren Bates, T'Sharvan Bell, Deangelo Benton, Emory Blake, Jonathan Evans, Philip Lutzenkirchen, Onterio McCalebb, Ikeem Means, Anthony Morgan, Ashton Richardson, Travante Stallworth, John Sullen and Jamar Travis
  • Auburn's 512 total yards of offense were its most since it gained 519 yards against Oregon in the 2010 National Championship game.
  • Auburn's 51 points were its most since it scored 56 against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship Game.
  • The 44-point margin of victory was Auburn's largest since it defeated Louisiana-Monroe by 49 (52-3) in 2010
  • Tre Mason has tallied his seventh and eighth touchdowns of the season, seven of those in the last six games. His 86-yard touchdown in the first quarter was the fourth longest rushing play in Auburn history and the seventh longest play from scrimmage ever. It was the longest run since 1986, when Brent Fullwood had an 88-yard gain against Mississippi State.
  • Mason had 181 yards rushing today, his third 100-yard game of the season. That gives him 920 yards for the season and 1,081 for his career.
  • Mason's 165 first-half yards are the third most rushing yards by an Auburn individual in the first half since 1980. Most was 206 by Bo Jackson vs. Southwest Louisiana in 1985 and second was 170 by Jackson vs. Ole Miss in 1985.
  • Onterio McCalebb's two touchdowns were the 23rd and 24th rushing scores of his career (9th best in Auburn history) and give the senior 29 total touchdowns (8th best at Auburn). His 104 yards rushing were McCalebb's sixth career 100-yard rushing game.
  • McCalebb now has 2,589 (104 today) yards rushing to rank ninth among Auburn's career leaders. McCalebb is fifth among Auburn's career all-purpose yardage leaders with 4,485 yards; third in receptions by a running back with 62 and fifth in running back receiving yardage with 609; and fifth in career kick return yardage (1,287).
  • Senior Emory Blake is now fifth on Auburn's all-time receptions list (124) and is seventh in career receiving yardage (1,966).
  • Deangelo Benton's 51-yard reception was a career long for the senior.
  • Jay Prosch's second-quarter touchdown was his second of the season. That 91-yard drive was Auburn's second longest of the season.
  • Auburn's last safety came against Virginia in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl.
  • Trent Fisher's fourth-quarter 60-yard interception returned for a touchdown was his first interception of the season. It was Auburn's first interception returned for a touchdown since Jermaine Whitehead returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown against Florida Atlantic in 2011.