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AUBURN, Ala. - Tre Mason and Onterio McCalebb combined for 265 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and Auburn snapped a five-game losing skid with a 42-7 Homecoming victory over New Mexico State at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers (2-7) gained 475 total yards in the game, their highest offensive output of the season, and held New Mexico State (1-8) to 305 yards, including just 127 in the second half. A total of 311 of Auburn's yards came via the rushing game, the first time for Auburn to top the 300-yard rushing mark since gaining 315 against Georgia in 2010. Mason carried 22 times for a career-high 152 yards and a touchdown, averaging 6.9 yards per carry. Meanwhile, McCalebb made the most of his eight touches, picking up 113 yards (14.1/carry) while scoring two touchdowns. Freshman Jonathan Wallace made his first start at quarterback, completing 9-of-16 attempts for 164 yards and a touchdown along with one interception. Wallace also rushed three times for nine yards. Emory Blake led the Auburn receivers with four catches for 78 yards while five other receivers had one catch each.
Auburn (1-7, 0-6 SEC) hosts the New Mexico State Aggies (1-7, 0-4 WAC) in a non-confer- ence matchup Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) in Auburn. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. CT; the game will be televised by CSS. This is Homecoming Weekend at Auburn, and the second of four consecutive home games for the Tigers.
AUBURN - In 2013, Auburn will play home football games against Southeastern Conference opponents Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama, as part of its eight-game league schedule the league office announced Thursday.
The 2013 schedule is considered a "bridge" schedule and not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats. The SEC Athletics Directors will convene in Spring 2013 to begin formulating schedules for the 2014 season and beyond.
The Tigers' 2013 SEC opener will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium September 14 against Mississippi State. Auburn will host Ole Miss on October 5 and Georgia on November 16, before closing the regular season against Alabama on November 30.
Auburn will go on the road to face conference opponents LSU (September 21), Texas A&M (October 19), Arkansas (November 2) and Tennessee (November 9).
The non-conference portion of Auburn's 2013 schedule will be announced in the near future.
Auburn will not face the following league opponents in 2013: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
The 2013 SEC Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The complete SEC schedule release: