Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42
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By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) Tre Mason ran for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
Auburn (12-1) is likely headed to the BCS championship game after No. 2 Ohio State lost to Michigan State 34-24 in the Big Ten championship game. The Tigers are likely headed to Pasadena to face top-ranked Florida State, which routed Duke 45-7 in the Atlantic Coast Championship game.
Auburn set an SEC championship game record with 677 yards, including 545 on the ground. Mason had scoring runs of 7, 3 and 1 yards before bursting up middle on 13-yard TD to seal the victory with 4:22 remaining.
After both defenses got lit up like a video game, Auburn finally stopped Missouri (11-2) on fourth-and-1 deep in its own territory to set up Mason's last TD.
Updated December 8, 2013