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Auburn's ground game has threats beyond Cam

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Auburn's ground game isn't just about Cam Newton.

The top-ranked Tigers also have record-setting freshman tailback Mike Dyer and speedy Onterio McCalebb to complement their dual-threat Heisman-winning quarterback.

Dyer and McCalebb have combined for more than 1,700 yards rushing. Dyer has broken Bo Jackson's Auburn freshman rushing record while McCalebb is on track to set the school mark for most yards per carry.

His 8.57 yards a rush is No. 1 among the nation's top 100 rushers.

Oregon defensive back Eddie Pleasant says the Tigers' running backs "all bring something different to the table."

McCalebb's the guy who's dangerous on the perimeter, while Pleasant says Dyer brings a mix of speed and power and Mario Fannin is a physical runner.

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