Boxscore
Auburn 43, Virginia 24
Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Georgia Dome
Attendance - 72919

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Virginia 7 10 7 0 24
Auburn 7 21 12 3 43

Recap


Losing its starting quarterback to an ankle injury in the first quarter didn't slow down Auburn, which used big games from several offensive stand-ins and its special teams for a 43-24 victory over Virginia on Saturday in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.

Starter Clint Moseley was 1-for-4 passing before leaving with an injured right ankle, but veteran Barrett Trotter and freshman Kiehl Frazier took over and proved a difficult duo to defend.

Trotter was steady, passing for 175 yards and a touchdown, and Frazier rushed for 55 yards and two scores as Auburn won its fifth straight bowl game.

The Tigers (8-5) were also short-handed in the backfield without leading rusher Michael Dyer, who was suspended for violating team rules. But Onterio McCalebb responded with his first 100-yard rushing game since 2009 and scored two touchdowns - one rushing and one receiving.

Playing in their first bowl game since 2007, the Cavaliers (8-5) got off to a good start, with sophomore Michael Rocco hitting Kris Burd for a pair of touchdown passes in the first 17 minutes.

But Auburn's special teams unit kept the Tigers in it and eventually turned the tide.

Garrett Harper's blocked punt set up Auburn's first score and tied it at 7, and the Tigers took their first lead at 21-14 five plays after kicker Cody Parkey recovered his own onside kick.

The Tigers' also stopped the Cavaliers on a fake field goal attempt and blocked another punt that went through the back of the end zone for a safety.

The 43 points were the most ever in a bowl game for Auburn, which has won 74 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points, a streak that dates to 1996.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:05
Virginia   TD  Auburn 0 - Virginia 7
1st Quarter - 4:02
Auburn   TD  Auburn 7 - Virginia 7
2nd Quarter - 12:59
Virginia   TD  Auburn 7 - Virginia 14
2nd Quarter - 10:33
Auburn   TD  Auburn 14 - Virginia 14
2nd Quarter - 8:44
Auburn   TD  Auburn 21 - Virginia 14
2nd Quarter - 0:59
Auburn   TD  Auburn 28 - Virginia 14
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Virginia   FG  Auburn 28 - Virginia 17
3rd Quarter - 11:09
Auburn   TD  Auburn 35 - Virginia 17
3rd Quarter - 6:20
Virginia   TD  Auburn 35 - Virginia 24
3rd Quarter - 1:57
Auburn   S  Auburn 37 - Virginia 24
3rd Quarter - 0:47
Auburn   FG  Auburn 40 - Virginia 24
4th Quarter - 8:09
Auburn   FG  Auburn 43 - Virginia 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Virginia Auburn
W/L 8 - 5 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 5 - 3 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Virginia Auburn
Score 24 43
First Downs 25 22
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-13
62%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 435 454
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-123 44-273
Average/Rush 4.1 6.2
Passing
Comp-Att 26-41 12-23
Passing Yards 312 181
Average/Pass Play 7.4 7.5
Penalties-Yards 3-25 6-65
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 28:40 31:20

PLAYER STATS

Virginia (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Rocco 26/41 312 2 1
Auburn (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Trotter 11/18 175 1 0
C. Moseley 1/4 6 0 0
Q. Bray 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Parks 11 48 4.4 1
C. Richardson 6 33 5.5 0
P. Jones 8 32 4.0 0
D. Jennings 1 5 5.0 0
M. Milien 1 5 5.0 0
J. Hodges 1 3 3.0 0
M. Rocco 2 -3 -1.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
O. McCalebb 10 109 10.9 1
T. Mason 9 64 7.1 1
K. Frazier 16 55 3.4 2
B. Trotter 5 32 6.4 0
Q. Bray 1 16 16.0 0
C. Moseley 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Burd 6 103 17.2 2
P. Jones 7 90 12.9 0
D. Jennings 4 35 8.8 0
D. Terrell 1 29 29.0 0
R. Keys 2 24 12.0 0
M. Milien 2 23 11.5 0
C. Phillips 2 7 3.5 0
M. Snyder 1 5 5.0 0
K. Parks 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Blake 6 108 18.0 0
O. McCalebb 2 53 26.5 1
Q. Bray 3 12 4.0 0
J. Wisner 1 8 8.0 0
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