West Virginia-Auburn shapes up as track meet

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - West Virginia coach Bill Stewart thinks the Mountaineers' game with Auburn shapes up as a track meet.

Both offenses are putting up big numbers going into Saturday night's game.

Auburn ranks fourth nationally in total offense and has the No. 2 running game.

Ben Tate and Onterio McCalebb each collected back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. That's a first for the Tigers, who have produced backs like Bo Jackson and Ronnie Brown.

They have also had 500-plus yards in back-to-back games for the first time since 1970.

West Virginia tailback Noel Devine ran for more than 200 yards against the Tigers last season. Mountaineers quarterback Jarrett Brown is completing 75 percent of his passes for 577 yards while also running for another 142.

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