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Game Notes: Auburn 31, Samford 7
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Auburn has 16 interceptions this season, the most since the Tigers had 17 picks in 2009. Eight different Auburn players have had an interception this season.
Auburn's 16 interceptions this season currently ranks second in the SEC. Auburn had 13 interceptions all of last season - tied for seventh in the SEC.
With tonight's 31-7 win, Auburn improved to 27-0-1 in the all-time series vs. Samford and 82-27-6 in home finales.
The 2014 team has scored 386 points, tied for the 10th highest scoring season in Auburn history
Auburn has won 26 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents
Game Captains: Gabe Wright, Reese Dismukes
Pregame eagle flight was Nova from the flagpole
Quan Bray's 23-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter was his first career rushing touchdown and his sixth score this season. It is Bray's ninth career touchdown (along with 6 receiving and 2 punt return TD)
Bray is the first player in Auburn history with a rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown in the same season
With 129 yards tonight, Cameron Artis-Payne is now fifth in single-season rushing at Auburn with 1,405 yards. He passed Kenny Irons (1,293 in 2005), Carnell Williams (1,307 in 2003), James Brooks (1,314 in 1980), Ben Tate (1,362 in 2009) and Brent Fullwood (1,391 in 1986) tonight. In fourth place is Cam Newton (1,473 in 2010).
This was Artis-Payne's eighth 100 yard game this season and 10th of his career
Artis-Payne's second-quarter touchdown run was his 11th of the season and 17th of his career
Artis-Payne is now 17th in Auburn career rushing with 2,015 yards
Corey Grant's third-quarter touchdown reception was his first career TD reception. He has 10 career scores (8 rush, 1 reception, 1 kick return TD)
Nick Marshall's third-quarter TD pass to Grant was his 15th touchdown pass of the season and 29th career touchdown pass. He is responsible for 52 touchdowns during his career (fourth all-time at Auburn)
Kris Frost's third-quarter interception was the first of his career.
Frost recorded 13 tackles, his second double-figure tackle performance of the season; the other was a career-best 14 tackles vs. South Carolina. It's the sixth double-digit tackle performance by an Auburn player this season
Montravius Adams' second-quarter sack was his third of the season; Elijah Daniel's second-quarter sack was his first of the season
Roc Thomas' fourth quarter touchdown was the second touchdown of his career. The first rushing touchdown of his career came vs. San Jose State.
Jonathon Mincy's fourth-quarter interception was his first of the season and second of his career. His first career interception came on October 12, 2013 vs. Western Carolina.
Jonathan Wallace's 18-yard, fourth-quarter reception was the first of his career.
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