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No. 24 Auburn holds on for 17-6 win over Florida

By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Onterio McCalebb opened the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run, Ikeem Means recovered a muffed punt late and No. 24 Auburn beat Florida 17-6 in a defensive game that saw seven players take snaps at quarterback.

Two teams that have combined to win three of the last five national titles with creative offenses, turned to backup QBs in the second half in search of some offensive life.

The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) got a spark from No. 2 quarterback Clint Moseley but also got plenty of help from Florida (4-2, 2-3), which committed three turnovers and muffed two punts.

The Gators would have had the ball near midfield with about 3 minutes left but Robert Clark had the ball squirt through his arms after calling a fair catch. Cody Parkey then put the game away with a 42-yard field goal with 35 seconds left.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

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