Wrappin' it up: Auburn wins, 49-24
STATISTICS OF NOTE
- AUBURN PLAYS RUN: 83
- AUBURN YARDS: 589
- AUBURN TIME OF POSSESSION: 31:03
- KODI BURNS TOUCHDOWNS: 3 rushing, 1 wide-open pass
- FIRST DOWNS: Auburn had 29; MSU had 14.
- Auburn in the RED ZONE: 4 trips, 4 touchdowns
- Ben Tate: 20 carries for 157 yards, 1 TD
- Onterio McCalebb: 16 carries, 114 yards, 1 TD
- Mario Fannin: 9 carries, 75 yards, 0 TD
- Kodi Burns: 9 carries, 32 yards, 3 TD
QUOTES OF NOTE
- Gene Chizik on the offense: ``We were sporadic at times. The final numbers obviously will tell you that we were very effective in a number of ways. Still, so much room to improve. I thought near the end again we ran the ball well. It's never as good as it seems. It's never as bad as it seems."
- Chizik on Kodi Burns scoring three TDs and passing for a fourth: ``It's as good as it gets. It's great. You are looking at great things happening to great kids. As we told him when this whole thing happened, we said: `You are going to help us win games.' He has played a big role in the first two."
- Burns on why the Wildcat works so well in the red zone: ``I credit all our offensive success to the offensive line. They did a great job. Every time we got within the five-yard line, we were able to punch the ball in. We executed well and our hard work has been paying off."
- Onterio McCalebb on ... life in general: ``I love Ben Tate like a brother. When we're out there together, we have a lot of fun. When we we're off the field, we're running around but once we're in, we get down to business."
- Ben Tate on this team's personality: ``It's not like last year when we never finished a game. We're a second-half team because we're in great shape."
- Joshua Bynes on the next game: ``We're going to be very prepared for West Virginia. They are going to be competitive. They are going to be after us. We're going to come in two times harder than last year. We're 2-0 right now, but we're 0-1 with West Virginia."