Game Notes: Auburn 34, Alabama 28

 
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Game captains for Auburn: Chris Davis, Reese Dismukes
 
First-time starters for Auburn: none
 
Auburn advances to the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2010 and the fifth time overall (1997, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2013). Auburn will face either Missouri or South Carolina.
 
Auburn is 4-8 all-time when facing the nation's top ranked team. Auburn is 2-2 against No. 1 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn's last win over No. 1 was a 23-20 win over Florida in 2001.
 
Auburn is 4-3-1 in games involving two AP top five team and 2-1-1 at home.
 
Auburn is 42-35-1 all-time against Alabama and 8-4 when the game is played at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn is 13-12 against Alabama since 1989.
 
Auburn 304-4 when scoring 30 points or more and has scored at least 30 points in eight straight games for the first time since 1994 (eight straight games).
 
Auburn is 5-0 in games decided by seven points or less and 6-0 in games decided by eight points or less, with six come-from-behind wins.
 
Auburn's win marked the third time this year Auburn has scored in the last 30 seconds of a game to claim the win when trailing or tied (Mississippi State 10 seconds; Georgia 25 seconds).
 
The win was Auburn's first win as time expired in regulation since the 2010 win at Kentucky (Wes Byrum field goal).
 
This was the first Iron Bowl with the score tied after three quarters since 24-24 in 1995. Auburn won that game 31-27.
 
This is the first time Alabama has given up two rushing touchdowns in a game this season.
 
This is the first time an opponent has rushed for more than 200 yards against Alabama since Georgia Southern in 2011
 
Auburn's 296 yards rushing are the third-most it has ever compiled against Alabama and the most since 1983 when it rushed for 355 yards.
 
The previous high rushing total for a game this season by an Alabama opponent was 165 yards vs. Arkansas. Auburn rushed for 162 yards in the first half and finished with 296 for the game.
 
The Tigers have had a 100-yard rusher in 10 of 12 games this season.
 
This is just the 14th time since 2005, and just the fifth time since 2008, that an opponent rusher has gained 100+ yards on the Alabama defense.
 
Chris Davis's 100-yard field goal attempt return started at the back of the end zone and goes down as 100 miscellaneous yards. According to the NCAA Record book classifies the return of field goal attempts with punt returns. It is the third time in NCAA history that a missed field goal was returned for 100 yards and the first time since 1968 (Clemson vs. Georgia - Richie Luzzi for Clemson). The only other time was 1966 (California vs. Washington State - Don Guest for California).
 
Ryan Smith's partial block of the first-quarter Alabama punt was the first block of his career, and the first punt block for Auburn since the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl.
 
Robenson Therezie's fourth-quarter field goal block was the first of his career.
 
Nick Marshall's 45-yard TD run in the first quarter was his longest TD run of the season; his previous long score was a 38-yard run at Tennessee. It's Marshall's 10th rushing touchdown of the season
 
Gabe Wright's second-quarter sack was his first since the Ole Miss game and his third of the season
 
Tre Mason (164 yards rushing) recorded his 10th career 100-yard game and his seventh of this season. Mason is now in 10th place among Auburn's career rushers with 2,480, passing Michael Dyer (2,335 yards from 2010-11) and Stacy Danley (2,427 from 1987-90).
 
Mason now has scored a rushing touchdown in nine consecutive games and in 16 of the last 19 contests. For the season, Mason has 18 rushing TDs, second best in AU history. He has 26 career rushing touchdowns and 28 career touchdowns scored overall
 
The third-quarter 13-yard TD pass from Nick Marshall to C.J. Uzomah was Uzomah's third TD reception this year
 
Sammie Coates' 39-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter was his 6th of the season and 8th of his career.
 
Chris Davis and Ryan Smith both finished with 10 tackles. Davis had six solo tackles and Smith had seven solo tackles. Jermaine Whitehead finished with nine tackles, six solo, and two pass breakups.
 
Eagle flight was Nova from SW corner ramp above Section 12
 
This is the 30th sellout since Jordan-Hare Stadium was expanded in 2004
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