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Game Notes: Auburn 41, LSU 7

 
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Auburn Tigers
Auburn is 5-0 for the first time since the 2010 season and the 25th time in school history.
Auburn has started a season 5-0 after winning the SEC Championship for the first time in program history
Auburn now has 300 SEC wins in its history
Auburn now has a 13-game home win streak. The 13-game home winning streak is the longest active streak in the nation, one better than both Alabama and Baylor. The 13-game home winning streak is also the longest for Auburn since it won 14 straight from 2010-11.
Auburn is now 309-5 when scoring at least 30 points.
Auburn is now 154-1 when scoring at least 40 points.
Auburn has now won six consecutive match-ups between ranked teams at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn's senior class has beaten 11 of the 13 other SEC teams. The only other SEC schools Auburn hasn't beaten since 2011 are Kentucky, which the Auburn seniors have never faced, and Vanderbilt, which beat Auburn 17-13 in 2012.
Auburn has now scored 210 points through the first five games, which is second all-time in school history. The record is 218 scored by the 1995 team.
Auburn's defense has allowed 21 or fewer points in five consecutive games for the first time since an eight-game string from 2007-08.
The 34-point margin of victory matches the largest margin of victory in the series history, matching the 1999 margin, also a 41-7 Auburn win.
Auburn's 566 yards of total offense is the most against LSU in series history. The previous high was 544 in 1993.
After being held scoreless in the first half at LSU in 2013, the Tigers have scored an offensive touchdown in 36 of the last 38 quarters against SEC opponents.
Since allowing two TD passes in the first half of the season opener against Arkansas, Auburn has allowed just one passing TD in the last 18 quarters, including 15 consecutive.
The higher ranked team (AP poll) has won 10 consecutive games in the series dating back to 2004 (#14 Auburn 10, #5 LSU 9).
Since losing at LSU in 2013, Auburn is 14-1, including an 9-0 record against SEC opponents.
Gus Malzahn has a 7-2 record at Auburn against ranked opponents.
Gus Malzahn is 12-0 at Jordan-Hare Stadium as a head coach and 33-3 all-time as a coach in Jordan-Hare.
Gus Malzahn is 17-1 at home as a collegiate head coach (5-1 in 2012 at Arkansas State, 8-0 in 2013 and 4-0 in 2014 at Auburn). Overall, he has compiled a record of 33-3 at Jordan-Hare Stadium (1-0 as Arkansas' OC, 20-3 as Auburn's OC and 12-0 as Auburn's HC).
Auburn is 13-0 under Gus Malzahn when scoring first in a game, including all five games this season.
Auburn is 14-0 in the last two seasons when it runs for at least 250 yards and 3-2 when it does not
Auburn is 303-156-18 all-time in the month of October and has won 13 of its last 19 October contests.
Auburn is 21-for-21 in the red zone this year (17 touchdowns, four field goals) after going 3-for-3 against LSU.
Although the Tigers are just +4 in turnover margin this season, they have outscored their first four opponents 37-0 in points off turnovers (7.4-0.0 per game).
Auburn has had two 100-yard rushers in a game 11 times in the 59 games that Gus Malzahn has coached as Auburn's OC or HC and seven times in the 19 games under Malzahn as a HC. The Tigers are 11-0 in those games.
The Tiger defense has allowed a total of 24 points, 139 rushing yards, 454 passing yards and 593 total yards (avg. 118.6) in the second half over four games, compared to 48 points, 362 rushing yards, 578 passing yards and 940 total yards (avg. 188.0) during the first half.
Auburn's 17 first-quarter points tied for the most by Auburn in a first quarter in the series (1999). Auburn won that game 41-7.
A season-high nine different Auburn receivers caught passes in the game.
Auburn's 31 first-half points are the most it has scored in any half in the 49-game series history with LSU.
Auburn gained 247 yards of total offense in the first quarter, marking the ninth time in 17 games under Gus Malzahn, and the third time this season, that the Tigers have gained at least 200 yards of total offense in a quarter (228 yards in the first quarter vs. Arkansas, 224 vs. San Jose State). Six of those quarters have come against SEC teams.
The 247 yards of total offense are the most yards in any quarter for Auburn under Malzahn.
Auburn's +138 scoring differential is the highest for the Tigers through five games since also having a +138 scoring differential in 2005.
Auburn has only allowed 72 points, the fewest the Tigers have allowed through five games since allowing 53 in 2008.
The 31 points scored by Auburn in the first half marked only the second time in Les Miles 10-year LSU head coaching career that an opponent scored that many points in a half and the first time it happened in a first half.
Auburn held LSU to 0-for-13 on third down conversions. It is only the third time since 1996 that Auburn has held an opponent to no third-down conversions (Mississippi State, 2008, 0-for-14; Idaho, 1999, 0-for-12).
 
AUBURN PLAYER NOTES

Nick Marshall had the second 200-yard passing, 100-yard rushing game of his career with 207 yards passing and 119 yards rushing. The other time he did it was against Texas A&M in 2013.
Corey Grant scored the eighth rushing touchdown of his career (and ninth overall) in the fourth quarter. It was his second rushing touchdown of the season.
Cameron Artis-Payne's 19-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest of his career. His previous long was 16-yards against Kansas State earlier this season.
Cameron Artis-Payne's 35 yards receiving are a career high; his previous best was 31 yards at Kansas State earlier this season.
Cameron Artis-Payne had the fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the sixth of his career.
Sammie Coates caught his first touchdown of the season, a 56-yard reception in the first quarter. It is the 10th receiving touchdown of his career.
CJ Uzomah's second-quarter touchdown was his second of the season and the sixth of his career. He has now caught a touchdown pass in consecutive games. The last Auburn tight end to catch a touchdown pass in consecutive games was Philip Lutzenkirchen vs. Ole Miss, at Georgia and vs. Samford in 2011. Uzomah ranks third all-time among Auburn tight ends in scoring.
Nick Marshall accounted for four first-half touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing), the first time an Auburn player accounted for four first-half touchdowns in a game since Cam Newton against UT Chattanooga in 2010.
Nick Marshall rushed for 119 yards, giving him a seven 100-yard rushing games, a school record for a quarterback. Cam Newton held the record with six.
Nick Marshall's two rushing touchdowns in the first half give him 16 for his career and four for the season. This is the eighth game of Marshall's career where he has rushed and thrown for at least one touchdown, and it's Marshall's fifth career game with multiple rushing TDs. This was Marshall's seventh career 200-yard passing game, and his seventh career 100-yard rushing game. Marshall has five career games with at least 100 yards rushing and passing.
With 119 yards rushing, Nick Marshall (1,460) is now 29th, 13 yards behind 28th-place Cam Newton (1,473).
Nick Marshall ranks third among active quarterbacks with 1,460 rushing yards since the start of last season
With 144 yards receiving yards, Sammie Coates (1,216 yds) moves up to 19th place all-time in receiving yards, 1 yard behind Greg Taylor (1,217) for 18th.
Sammie Coates had 123 yards on 3 receptions in the first half and finished with 144 yards on 4 catches. It marks the fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career. The 144 yards surpassed his career-high of 139 yards against LSU in 2013.
With 126 yards rushing, Cameron Artis-Payne (1,204) is 36th all-time in Auburn history, 37 yards behind Fred Beasley (1,241).
Corey Grant has 921 yards rushing for his career and needs 79 for 1,000. He would become the 42nd player in Auburn history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in his career. Cameron Artis-Payne became the 41st against LA Tech.
Daniel Carlson's 46-yard field goal in the first quarter was a career long. His previous career-long was 45 against Arkansas earlier this season.
Jonathan Ford recorded his first sack of the season in the third quarter. It was also the first sack of his career.
 
GAME NOTES
Saturday's game is the sixth consecutive sellout of Jordan-Hare and 34th since the stadium expanded in 2004
Game captains: Reese Dismukes, Gabe Wright
First-time starters for Auburn: Tre' Williams, Anthony Swain, Devonte Danzey, Gimel President
Eagle flight was Nova from above section 12 in the southwest corner.
 
 

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