Auburn blasts Virginia in Chick-fil-A Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) - Playing without its top quarterback and running back, Auburn used tandems at each position to set a season scoring high and beat Virginia 43-24 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Saturday night.

Auburn was without running back Mike Dyer, who was suspended for an undisclosed rules violation.

Quarterback Clint Moseley left with an ankle injury early in the first quarter. Onterio McCalebb, who said this week he wanted to "show everybody I can do it all," scored on a 3-yard run and 25-yard catch while starting for Dyer. McCalebb had 109 yards rushing, earning offensive MVP honors. Chris Davis was the defensive Most Valuable Player.

Tre Mason added 64 yards rushing, including a 22-yard scoring run.

The offensive outburst came in Auburn's last game with offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, who has been hired as the Arkansas State coach.

It's the most points Auburn has ever scored in a bowl game. The previous mark (38) came two years ago in the Outback Bowl victory over Northwestern.

The Tigers finish the season with a record of 8-5.

Derek Steyer will recap the Auburn bowl victory Sunday in Sports Extra on WSFA 12 news at 10.