Boxscore
Auburn 30, Florida Atlantic 14
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Jordan Hare Stadium
Attendance - 82249

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida Atlantic 3 3 0 8 14
Auburn 10 0 20 0 30

Recap


One week after its 17-game winning streak ended, Auburn struggled in the first half before pulling away to beat Florida Atlantic, 30-14, Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The Tigers (3-1, 1-0 SEC) only led 10-6 at halftime against the Owls, who came in scoring 1.5 points per game and giving up 42.5 points.

But the Tigers started taking control with 13:34 left in the third quarter. Jermaine Whitehead returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown, pushing Auburn’s advantage to 17-6. Five minutes later, Onterio McCalebb caught a screen pass from Barrett Trotter and raced 51 yards for a touchdown, making it 24-6.

Defensively, the Tigers gave up yardage to the Owls (0-3, 0-0 Sun Belt) but kept Florida Atlantic out of the end zone in the first three quarters. The Owls settled for field goals of 39 and 43 yards from Vinny Zaccario.

The Owls scored their first touchdown of the season on Graham Wilbert’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Alfred Morris with 9:26 left.

Cody Parkey kicked field goals of 41, 31 and 37 yards for Auburn, the defending national champion whose winning streak was snapped last week at Clemson.

The Tigers face a tough stretch of four SEC games against ranked teams, starting next Saturday at No. 10 South Carolina. Auburn then will play at No. 12 Arkansas, followed by home games against No. 15 Florida and No. 3 LSU.

Florida Atlantic travels to Louisiana-Lafayette for its Sun Belt Conference opener next Saturday. After playing at North Texas on Oct. 8, the Owls return home to open their new stadium Oct. 15 against Western Kentucky.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:36
Florida Atlantic   FG  Auburn 0 - Florida Atlantic 3
1st Quarter - 7:30
Auburn   TD  Auburn 7 - Florida Atlantic 3
1st Quarter - 1:50
Auburn   FG  Auburn 10 - Florida Atlantic 3
2nd Quarter - 10:10
Florida Atlantic   FG  Auburn 10 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 13:34
Auburn   TD  Auburn 17 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 8:07
Auburn   TD  Auburn 24 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 6:51
Auburn   FG  Auburn 27 - Florida Atlantic 6
3rd Quarter - 0:02
Auburn   FG  Auburn 30 - Florida Atlantic 6
4th Quarter - 9:26
Florida Atlantic   TD  Auburn 30 - Florida Atlantic 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida Atlantic Auburn
W/L 0 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida Atlantic Auburn
Score 14 30
First Downs 20 16
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-14
43%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 307 315
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-108 33-137
Average/Rush 3.2 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 21-32 16-29
Passing Yards 199 178
Average/Pass Play 6.0 5.6
Penalties-Yards 6-51 4-25
Fumbles-Lost 5-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 33:46 26:14

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Wilbert 20/31 191 1 3
D. Kooi 1/1 8 0 0
Auburn (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Trotter 16/28 178 2 1
K. Frazier 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Morris 15 85 5.7 0
X. Stinson 11 42 3.8 0
G. Wilbert 3 -3 -1.0 0
W. Floyd 3 -6 -2.0 0
D. Kooi 2 -10 -5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Dyer 14 68 4.9 0
K. Frazier 3 30 10.0 0
B. Trotter 7 25 3.6 0
O. McCalebb 4 17 4.2 0
T. Mason 1 3 3.0 0
Q. Bray 4 -6 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Morris 4 43 10.8 1
D. Richardson 4 41 10.2 0
M. Cunningham 2 25 12.5 0
D. Williams 2 22 11.0 0
N. Dorvilus 3 17 5.7 0
D. Moise 1 16 16.0 0
X. Stinson 1 14 14.0 0
W. Floyd 3 13 4.3 0
S. Clark 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Blake 5 78 15.6 1
O. McCalebb 2 56 28.0 1
T. Reed 5 27 5.4 0
B. Fulse 2 12 6.0 0
Q. Carr 1 5 5.0 0
Q. Bray 1 0 0.0 0
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