CU 38, AU 24: News, Notes and Quotes

Comments from Michael Dyer are featured in this report on Auburn's loss to the Clemson Tigers.

Clemson, S.C.--Running back Michael Dyer broke the 100-yard rushing mark for the sixth time in his career, but that was little consolation for the sophomore standout on Saturday at Memorial Stadium

"We just have to listen to our coaches and do what they want us to do," said Dyer after he rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns as Auburn fell 38-24 at Clemson.

"We have to play as a team and come back and practice hard tomorrow," he said.

Asked how the team is handling the end of its 17-game winning streak, Dyer said, "We are going to be okay. We are going to find our way back to winning."

Dyer scored the first touchdown of the game from 52 yards out, the longest TD run of his college career. His previous longest was a 38-yarder vs. Arkansas last year. He averaged 9.4 yards per carry on his 16 rushing plays vs. Clemson.

He said that didn't matter nor did the fact the Tigers rushed for 237 yards on Saturday. "I am looking for a win and we didn't get that," he said.

With his 151 yards Dyer moved into 27th place on Auburn's all-time rushing list passing William Andrews, Mario Fannin, Mitzi Jackson and Monk Gafford. He has 11 career rushing touchdowns with six coming this season.

In other news and notes:

*Emory Blake extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown reception to six on a 36-yard pass from Barrett Trotter in the first quarter.

*Linebacker Jonathan Evans, who has been injured, did not play for Auburn.

*Neiko Thorpe led all tacklers in the game with eight solos and eight assists and he recovered a fumble.

*Auburn's record dropped to 34-12-2 all-time vs. Clemson and Auburn is 10-6-1 now in games played at Clemson. Previous to Saturday's game the Tigers had not lost to the ACC team since 1951, Shug Jordan's first season as head coach at Auburn.

*With the loss the Tigers fell three shy of the school-record winning streak of 20 games set in 1993 and 1994.

*The Auburn offense had its longest drive of the season in plays by moving the ball 90 yards on 16 plays in the second quarter. Auburn held the football for five minutes and 57 seconds, but for the game held the football for 12 minutes and 30 seconds less than Clemson.

*Wide receiver Travante Stallworth had a career-high five catches for 71 yards.

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