AU's offense showing signs of big turnaround

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn's offense is off to a promising start after struggling last season.

Tailback Ben Tate and Onterio McCalebb are the Southeastern Conference's top two rushers and rank among the nation's top eight after Saturday night's 49-24 win over Mississippi State.

The Tigers are leading the league and rank behind only Air Force nationally in rushing offense.

Tate and McCalebb have each run for 100-plus yards in consecutive games, a first in Auburn history.

Auburn has also been effective running the Wildcat offense. Kodi Burns ran for three short touchdowns in the game and also had a touchdown pass.

A bigger test is upcoming when West Virginia visits.

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