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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.
· 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.
· 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.