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Saturday Situation, Game 9

The matchup: Auburn (1-7) vs. New Mexico State (1-7)

Defensive end Corey Lemonier

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn

When: Today, 11:30 a.m. CST

TV: CSS

Coaches: Gene Chizik is 32-17 in his fourth season at Auburn and 36-36 in his sixth season overall. Dewayne Walker is 10-36 in his fourth season at New Mexico State and overall.

Senior Editor Phillip Marshall's prediction: Auburn 31-10.

Senior Writer Bryan Matthews' prediction: Auburn 35-14.

2012 STATISTICS

Points per game: Auburn 16.4, New Mexico St. 21.0

Points allowed per game: Auburn 29.9, New Mexico St. 33.5

Rushing yards per game: Auburn 122.5, New Mexico St. 98.5

Rushing yards allowed per game: Auburn 213.8, New Mexico St. 195.1

Passing yards per game: Auburn 161.5, New Mexico St. 263.1

Passing yards allowed per game: Auburn 230.4, New Mexico St. 265.8

Total yards per game: Auburn 284.0 New Mexico St. 361.8

Total yards allowed per game: Auburn 444.1, New Mexico St. 460.9

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Kiehl Frazier 56-103-8, 664 yards, 2 TD; QB Jonathan Wallace 7-10-0, 133 yards, 2 TD. RB Tre Mason 105 carries, 553 yards, 5 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 66 carries, 340 yards, 2 TD; WR Emory Blake 35 catches, 531 yards, 3 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 12 catches, 40 yards, 0 TD.

Auburn defensive leaders: Daren Bates 80 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR; Demetruce McNeal 74 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH; Jermaine Whitehead 67 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU, 1 FR.; Jake Holland 55 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 4 QBH; DE Corey Lemonier 24 tackles, 5 TFL, 5 sacks, 8 QBH, 1 FF.

New Mexico St. offensive leaders: QB Andrew Manley 154-283-8, 2090 yards, 14 TD. RB Gimel Morrison 91 carries, 451 yards, 1 TD; RB Tiger Powell 46 carries, 129 yards, 4 TD. WR Austin Franklin 57 catches, 965 yards, 5 TD; WR Kemonte Bateman 38 catches, 493 yards, 3 TD.

New Mexico St. defensive leaders: Davis Cazares 83 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 FF; Trashaun Nixon 66 tackles, 8 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 INT, 4 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Bryan Bonilla 54 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack.

Notable: It's homecoming day at Jordan-Hare Stadium. ... Auburn is 72-8-5 all-time in homecoming games. ... Auburn is 2-0 all-time in homecoming games. ... Onterio McCalebb is the second player in SEC history to game more than 2,000 yards rushing, 1,000 kick return yards and 500 receiving yards. ... Emory Blake is the ninth player in Auburn history to have 100 career receptions.

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