Auburn Post-Game Notes
2006 Capital One Bowl
Auburn vs. Wisconsin
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium - Orlando, Fla.
January 2, 2006
Auburn team captains were OT Marcus McNeill, LB Travis Williams and H Matthew Motley.
Wisconsin won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn chose to receive.
Kickoff was at 1:07 p.m. EST.
Game attendance was announced as 57,221.
Auburn now has an all-time record of 17-13-2 in bowl games. Wisconsin broke Auburn's three-game win streak in bowl games. Auburn is 12-6-1 in its last 19 bowl games.
Auburn is now 3-2 all-time in the Capital One Bowl.
Tommy Tuberville is now 3-3 as Auburn's head coach in bowl games, and 4-3 overall in bowl games.
Auburn and Wisconsin are now tied in the all-time series, 1-1-1.
Auburn is now 6-3-2 all-time in games played against the Big Ten, including a 6-3 mark in bowl games.
Auburn is now 3-2 all-time in games played on Jan. 2.
The Tigers are now 2-3 this season when the opponent scores first.
The 24-10 loss to Wisconsin is the Tigers' first bowl loss since the 2001 Peach Bowl in a 16-10 loss on Dec. 31.
The 24 points scored by Wisconsin is the most by an Auburn opponent since the 2001 Citrus Bowl when Michigan scored 31. The Wolverines defeated Auburn 31-28.
Wisconsin led 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers had outscored their opponents 83-37 in the first quarter this season prior to today's game.
Auburn's 17-0 deficit in the second quarter was its largest since 2003 when the Tigers trailed Georgia 26-0. The most points Auburn had trailed by this season had been a 10-0 deficit against Georgia Tech in the season opener.
Auburn trailed 17-0 at the half. The Tigers are now 2-3 when trailing at the half this season.
Auburn was outscored 7-0 in the second quarter. The Tigers had a 127-30 advantage in points scored during the second period this season prior to today's game.
Auburn was shut out during the opening half for the first time since trailing 6-0 at halftime against Alabama in 2004.
Auburn outscored Wisconsin 3-0 during the third quarter, and now owns an 82-27 advantage in points scored during the third period this season.
Brian Calhoun's 213 yards rushing is the sixth-most yards given up by Auburn in school history.
Kenny Irons finished with 88 yards rushing on the day. Irons moved into sixth place on Auburn's single-season rushing list with 1,293, surpassing Stephen Davis (1263 - 1994), Bo Jackson (1213 - 1983) and James Brooks (1208 - 1979).
Ben Obomanu had five receptions on the day, pushing his career total to 97, which ranks eighth in school history behind Courtney Taylor in a tie for sixth with 99 (Freddy Weygand).
Devin Aromashodu finished with 16 yards receiving moving up one spot to 11th in school history with 1333 career yards.
Devin Aromashodu's 34-yard kickoff return on the opening kickoff was his third-longest kickoff return of the season.
With a 10-yard reception in the first quarter, Anthony Mix became the fourth current Auburn player to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards. It is the first known occurrence in SEC history of one team having four career 1,000-yard receivers on its squad at the same time.
Brad Lester had his first carry as a running back since the Arkansas game Oct. 15.
Kody Bliss' 58-yard punt in the second quarter was his 11th punt of at least 50 yards this season.
Stanley McClover's sack in the third quarter was his eighth of the season. McClover has 7.5 sacks in his last four games.
Courtney Taylor's 9-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter was his first touchdown reception of the season and the seventh of his career.