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Saturday situation, Game 8

The matchup: No. 11 Auburn (6-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Florida Atlantic (2-5)

Davis had a huge catch against Texas A&M/Todd Van Emst photo

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.

When: Saturday, 6:38 p.m. CST

TV: Fox Sports Net

The series: Auburn leads 1-0 with a 30-14 win in 2011.

Coaches: Gus Malzahn is 6-1 in his first season at Auburn and 15-4 in his second season overall. Carl Pelini is 5-14 in his second season at Florida Atlantic and 5-14 overall.

Senior Writer Bryan Matthews' prediction: Auburn, 49-10

Staff Writer Austin W. Penny’s prediction: Auburn, 42-13

2013 STATISTICS

Points per game: Auburn 35.9, Florida Atlantic 22.3

Points allowed per game: Auburn 22.0, Florida Atlantic 26.0

Rushing yards per game: Auburn 300.1, Florida Atlantic 165.1

Rushing yards allowed per game: Auburn 146.1, Florida Atlantic 185.0

Passing yards per game: Auburn 194.1, Florida Atlantic 211.7

Passing yards allowed per game: Auburn 282.0, Florida Atlantic 175.4

Total yards per game: Auburn 494.3, Florida Atlantic 376.9

Total yards allowed per game: Auburn 428.1, Florida Atlantic 360.4

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Nick Marshall 82-of-143, 1,138 yards, 6 TD, 4 INT, 75 carries, 388 yards, 4 TD. QB Jeremy Johnson 17-of-23, 201 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT. RB Tre Mason 119 carries, 693 yards, 8 TD, 8 KO returns, 243 yards, 1 TD. RB Cameron Artis-Payne 59 carries, 417 yards, 4 TD. RB Corey Grant 38 carries, 376 yards, 3 TD. WR Sammie Coates 18 catches, 423 yards, 2 TD. WR Ricardo Louis 16 catches, 138 yards, 1 TD. WR Quan Bray 15 catches, 166 yards, 3 TD. WR Marcus Davis 15 catches, 132 yards, 1 TD. PK Cody Parkey 9-of-11, 55 points.

Auburn defensive leaders: Star Robenson Therezie 33 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 3 INT’s, 1 PBU, 1 QBH. S Jermaine Whitehead 31 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PBU. CB Jonathon Mincy 30 tackles, 1 INT, 9 PBU. CB Chris Davis 30 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 5 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF. S Ryan Smith 29 tackles, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FF. LB Cassanova McKinzy 28 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 QBH. LB Kris Frost 26 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 QBH. LB Jake Holland 24 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 FR. DE LaDarius Owens 23 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 5 QBH. DT Gabe Wright 16 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 4 QBH. DE Dee Ford 14 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 5.0 sacks, 4 QBH. DE Carl Lawson 13 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 4 QBH. DT Elijah Daniel 6 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 7 QBH. P Steven Clark 29 punts, 42.5 avg, 8 I20.

Florida Atlantic offensive leaders: QB Jaquez Johnson 100-165, 1,060 yards, 6 TD, 5 INT, 96 carries, 346 yards, 5 TD. QB Greg Hankerson 41-83, 422 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT. RB Jonathan Wallace 102 carries, 508 yards, 3 TD. WR Daniel McKinney 32 catches, 338 yards, 1 TD. WR William Dukes 25 catches, 337 yards, 4 TD. PK Mitch Anderson 6-12, 34 points.

Florida Atlantic defensive leaders: LB Adarius Glanton 49 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 PBU. LB Andrae Kirk 46 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR. SS Damian Parms 41 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FF. DT Brandin Bryant 32 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 2 QBH. LB Randell Johnson 25 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 QBH. CB D’Joun Smith 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 4 INT, 9 PBU, 2 FF. DE Cory Henry 17 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR. P Sean Kelly 42 punts, 40.7 avg, 17 I20.

Notable: Auburn has won 82 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points ..... Auburn’s 379 rushing yards against Texas A&M were its most ever on the road against a ranked team ..... The Tigers’ 615 yards of total offense are the third-most in an SEC game behind Mississippi State in 1970 (664) and 1995 (652) ..... Auburn is (-1) in turnover margin but has outscored opponents 45-10 off turnovers ..... Auburn is one of only five teams to have four different 100-yard rushers ..... Junior Jonathon Mincy is tied for the SEC lead in passes defended with 10 ..... Senior Dee Ford is second in the SEC averaging 1.0 sacks per game ..... Auburn has posted the biggest turnaround in the nation after starting 1-6 last season ..... Auburn is first in the SEC in red zone offense and second in red zone defense ..... Auburn averages 4.29 penalties per game, which is 2nd in the SEC and is 17th nationally ..... In the fourth quarter, Auburn’s defense has held opponents to 6-of-29 on third down, 20 total points and an average of 71.9 yards.

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