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Auburn's losing slump continues after 17-13 loss to Vanderbilt

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Gene Chizik will continue to feel the heat from the fans after Auburn's latest loss to Vanderbilt. (abc3340.com) Gene Chizik will continue to feel the heat from the fans after Auburn's latest loss to Vanderbilt. (abc3340.com)
Sophomore Tre Mason scored Auburn's only touchdown against the Commodores, his third in the last two games. (abc3340.com) Sophomore Tre Mason scored Auburn's only touchdown against the Commodores, his third in the last two games. (abc3340.com)

Auburn's nightmare of a season continued on Saturday in Nashville after falling to Vanderbilt 17-13.

Yet again, Auburn struggled in the second half offensively, scoring only three points.  For the game, the offense managed only 212 total yards against the Commodores -- 109 passing and 103 rushing. 

Quarterback Clint Moseley was held to 98 yards through the air after completing 14-of-20 passes.

For the second week in a row, running back Tre Mason was the lone bright spot on offense as he rushed for 85 yards and scored his team's only touchdown.

Vanderbilt's Zach Stacy became the school's all-time leading rusher after gaining 169 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown.  He now has 2,670 yards for his career. Frank Mordica's 2,632 rushing yards was the previous school record.

One statistical category Gene Chizik and his staff will find positive is turnovers.   For the first time this season, the offense did not turn the ball over.  Also, the defense forced and recovered three fumbles.  Auburn started the day as the worst team in America in turnover margin with their 19 turnovers lost and only six gained.

Auburn is now 1-6 on the season and 0-5 in the SEC.  It was Chizik's seventh straight conference loss dating back to last year.  Next week, they will host Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2) and their sensational freshman quarterback, Johnny "Football" Manziel.


Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAUBVAN
TD 6:35 Wesley Tate rush for 7 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Carey Spear extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 16 plays, 75 yds in 8:25
0 7
SECOND QUARTERAUBVAN
FG 8:10 Cody Parkey 27 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 27 yds in 3:46
3 7
TD 1:21 Tre Mason rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Cody Parkey extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 52 yds in 2:22
10 7
FG 0:00 Carey Spear 30 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 11 plays, 65 yds in 1:21
10 10
THIRD QUARTERAUBVAN
TD 7:34 Zac Stacy rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Ryan Fowler extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 7 plays, 85 yds in 2:56
10 17
FOURTH QUARTERAUBVAN
FG 9:55 Cody Parkey 39 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 30 yds in 4:06
13 17

Passing Leaders

 
AuburnC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moseley 14/20 98 4.9 0 0
 
VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rodgers 15/25 173 6.9 0 0

Rushing Leaders

 
AuburnCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason 16 85 5.3 1 34
McCalebb 8 39 4.9 0 12
 
VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stacy 27 169 6.3 1 30
Rodgers 6 27 4.5 0 9

Receiving Leaders

 
AuburnRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blake 4 47 11.8 0 24
Uzomah 2 23 11.5 0 18
 
VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyd 6 77 12.8 0 37
Matthews 3 46 15.3 0 23

Team Stat Comparison

 AUBVAN
1st Downs 13 17
3rd down efficiency
2-12 5-15
4th down efficiency
0-1 2-5
Total Yards 212 373
Passing 109 173
Comp-Att
15-21 15-26
Yards per pass
5.2 6.7
Rushing 103 200
Rushing Attempts
33 45
Yards per rush
3.1 4.4
Penalties 4-40 5-35
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles lost
0 3
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 30:51 29:09
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