Game Notes: Auburn 55, Tennessee 23


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Game captains for Auburn: Chris Davis, Reese Dismukes. First-time starters for Auburn: none.

Chris Davis' 85-yard punt return was the first Auburn punt return touchdown since Robert Dunn vs. Louisiana-Monroe in 2008. Davis' TD was the third longest punt return in Auburn history and the longest since 1970

Corey Grant's 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first of his career and Auburn's second KOR TD of the season.

This is the first time in Auburn history that the Tigers have returned both a punt return and a kick return for a touchdown in the same game

Auburn's 312 combined return yards are a single-game school record; the previous was 208 vs. Chattanooga in 1974

Auburn's 44.85-yard average on 7 kick/punt returns today set a new NCAA record; the previous NCAA record was 41.8 yds/ret by Florida State vs. Virginia Tech in 1974

Nick Marshall's 62-yard run in the second quarter was a career long for Marshall, and the longest run by an Auburn QB since a 75-yard run by Cam Newton vs. Arkansas State in 2010. The 62-yard run is the longest ever by an Auburn player vs. Tennessee

Marshall has rushed for 100+ yards for the third time in his career; it's the 10th 100-yard rushing performance for an Auburn player this season and the 19th time in Auburn history a Tiger QB has rushed for more than 100 yards.

Marshall's 164 yards rushing in the first half are the fourth most rushing all-time by an Auburn player in a first half, and tied for the fifth-best half ever

Marshall's 214 yards rushing tied for the third-highest total by an Auburn quarterback in program history with Bobby Hunt (1959)

Marshall's rushing total of 214 yards is a season high for Auburn players

Marshall's 214 rushing yards marks just the 25 time an Auburn player has rushed for 200 or more yards and the first time since Cam Newton rushed for 217 yards against LSU in 2010

Marshall's two second-quarter TD runs give him seven rushing touchdowns this season

The 25-yard touchdown catch by C.J. Uzomah in the first quarter was Uzomah's third career touchdown

Tre Mason's three touchdown runs give him 24 career rushing and 26 total career touchdowns; he has scored a rushing touchdown in seven consecutive games and has scored 16 rushing touchdowns this year. This was the eighth 100-yard game of his career and fifth this season. He is now ninth on Auburn's all-time touchdowns scored list

Mason crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the second consecutive season with a 10-yard carry in the third quarter; he reached the 1,000-yard mark on his 175th carry of the season. Mason is the first Auburn player to rush for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons since Mike Dyer in 2010-11; the others all-time were Carnell Williams in 2003-04, Stephen Davis in 1994-95, James Brooks in 1979-80 and Joe Cribbs in 1978-79

Mason finished the day with 117 yards rushing to give Auburn a pair of 100-yard rushers in a game for the third time in 2013 (WCU, Texas A&M)

Mason upped his career total to 2,201 yards to move him into 13th place all-time ahead of Kenny Irons (2,186; 2005-06)

The Tennessee block of Cody Parkey's first-quarter PAT kick broke a streak of 90 consecutive PAT kicks by Parkey dating back through the 2011 South Carolina game. The last time Auburn had a PAT blocked was vs. LSU in 1996 (kicker was Jaret Holmes).

Tennessee's second-quarter 17-yard TD run was only the second touchdown scored by an Auburn opponent off a turnover this season

Auburn's first-quarter touchdown was the Tigers' first-ever score in November at Knoxville; the only previous Auburn game at Tennessee in November was a 27-0 loss in 1929

28 points is the most ever scored by Auburn in the second quarter against an SEC opponent; the previous high was 24 against Mississippi State in 2003, and the most on the road was 21 against LSU in

This is the first time Auburn has won road games in consecutive weeks since winning at Kentucky 49-27 on 11/5 and winning at Georgia 31-30 on 11/12 in 2005.

This is the 15th time Auburn has started 9-1 or better through 10 games.

Auburn has equaled its largest one-year turnaround in school history with a 6-game swing. Auburn's other 6-game swings all-time: 1918 (2-5) to 1919 (8-1); 1934 (2-8) to 1935 (8-2); 1992 (5-5-1) to 1993 (11-0); 2009 (8-5) to 2010 (14-0)

Auburn has scored 30 points in six consecutive games for the first time since 2004

This is the most combined points ever scored in an Auburn-Tennessee game

Robinson Therezie's third-quarter interception was his fourth of the season

Auburn completed just three passes in the win, the fewest number of passes completed in a win since 1985 (4 vs. Mississippi State)

Auburn's 55 points are the most scored by either team in the series and ranks third all-time in program history for points scored on the road in an SEC game

The Tigers have now won six-straight games in the series with Tennessee