No Mike Dyer. No Clint Moseley. No problem.
Despite missing their leading rusher and starting quarterback, Auburn easily handled Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl by a final score of 43-24. Tigers quarterback Clint Moseley left in the first quarter with an ankle injury and Barrett Trotter, who had started earlier in the season, took over and threw for a touchdown.
In place of Dyer, running backs Onterio McCalebb and Tre Mason accounted for over 170 yards and two touchdowns; Kiehl Frazier added another 55 yards on the ground.
Auburn’s offense by committee was able to give offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn a win as he departs for Arkansas State.
Virginia, in their first year under Mike London, drops to 8-5.