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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. ULM

Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium

August 30, 2008

                                                                                                                 

• The pre-game flight was made by Spirit front the flagpole in the Northeast corner of the stadium.

• Auburn team captains were C Jason Bosley, DT Sen’Derrick Marks and DS Robert Shiver.

• ULM won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn chose to receive. ULM defended the north goal.

• Kickoff was at 6:05 p.m. CT.                                          

• Game attendance was announced as 86,439.

 

TEAM NOTES

·         Auburn is now 89-25-2 all-time in season opening games.

·         Auburn is now 7-0 all-time against ULM.

·         Auburn is now 14-0 all-time in games against current members of the Sun Belt Conference.

·         Auburn is now 15-2 in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the 2000 season.

·         Auburn is now 4-2 all-time in games played in August.

·         Auburn is now 67-7 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points.

·         Auburn is now 44-0 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 30 or more points, and has won 49 straight overall.

·         Auburn scored an offensive touchdown, a defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown in the same game for the first time since 2003, also against ULM.

·         Auburn held ULM scoreless during the game, marking the first Auburn shutout since 2006 against Arkansas State.

·         Auburn’s 321 yards rushing were the most since 2005 Kentucky game (388). It is the first time since then that Auburn has rushed for over 300 yards.

·         Auburn surpassed the 20 million mark in total attendance in the history of Jordan-Hare Stadium tonight. The Tigers, now in their 69th season at Jordan-Hare Stadium, have drawn 20,073,664 fans.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

                                 

·         The following players made their first career starts at Auburn: Mike Blanc, John Douglas, Michael Goggans, Byron Isom, Mike McNeil and James Swinton.

·         Auburn scored a touchdown of its first defensive play of the season, as Antonio Coleman sacked Kinsmon Lancaster and forced a fumble that Michael Goggans returned nine yards for a touchdown.

·         The touchdown scored by Goggans was the first of his career.

·         It was the first fumble returned for a touchdown by Auburn since Pat Sims against New Mexico State in 2007.

·         The fumble forced by Coleman was the second of his career.

·         Robert Dunn’s 66-yard punt return for a touchdown was the first for Auburn since Robert Baker returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown against South Carolina in 1996.

·         Dunn’s punt return snapped the nation’s longest streak without returning a punt for a touchdown. The Tigers had played 144 consecutive games without a punt return for a touchdown (does not included blocked punts returned for a touchdown).

·         Dunn’s punt return was the 10th-longest punt return in Auburn history.

·         Ben Tate’s 49-yard run late in the second quarter was the longest run of his career. His previous long was a 44-yard run against Vanderbilt in 2007.

·         Ben Tate finished with 115 yards rushing. It marked his fourth career 100-yard rushing game.

·         Tate’s 115 yards rushing moved him up 3 spots to 25th on Auburn’s career rushing chart with 1,410 career yards.

·         Brad Lester’s 52 yards rushing moved him up 1 spot to 23rd on Auburn’s career rushing chart with 1,452 career yards.

·         With 5 catches, Rodgeriqus Smith moved into 13th place in Auburn history with 89 career receptions.

·         Rodgeriqus Smith’s 57 yards receiving moved him up 2 spots on Auburn’s career receiving yards with 1,323 career yards.

·         Brad Lester’s 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the 18th rushing touchdown of his career, and his 21st career touchdown overall.

·         Chris Todd connected with Chris Slaughter for a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It marked the first career touchdown for both players.

·         Wes Byrum kicked field goals from 33 yards and 19 yards, giving him 19 career field goals.