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John Amis, Associated Press
Virginia running back Perry Jones (33) drops a pass in the end zone under pressure from Auburn defensive back Neiko Thorpe (15) and linebacker Eltoro Freeman (21) during the second quarter of the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — 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. 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.