Utah State vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

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Sept. 3, 2011

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General Notes
· Auburn team captains were Nosa Eguae, Brandon Mosley, Philip Lutzenkirchen.
· Spirit flew from the flagpole on the northeast ramp.
· Auburn won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn defended the north end zone.
· Game time weather conditions: 84 degrees, 40% humidity, winds from the east at 10 mph, fair skies
· The attendance was 85,245

TEAM NOTES
· Auburn has a 92-25-2 record in season-opening games and has won 21 of its last 26 openers, including a streak of five straight.
· Auburn has won 16 games in a row, the program's third-longest winning streak in school history and the longest streak since AU won 18 consecutive from 1956-58. The school went 21 consecutive games without a loss from 1993-94, posting a 20-0-1 mark.
· The Tigers have won nine consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is tied for the 11th longest winning streak in stadium history.
· The victory marks Auburn's fifth in the Gene Chizik era in which the Tigers overcame a double-digit deficit. Auburn trailed 21-7 in the second quarter.
· Auburn has won 66 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points. Auburn is now 286-4 all-time when scoring 30 or more points.
· Gene Chizik is now 23-5 all-time as a head coach at Auburn.
· It is the fourth time in the last 13 games, dating back to 2010, which Auburn has rallied from a double-digit deficit to win.
· Auburn has won 10 consecutive games in the month of September dating back to the 2008 season.

PLAYER NOTES
· A total of 11 players made their first career start as an Auburn player. The list includes six on offense (QB Barrett Trotter, RB Anthony Morgan, WR Travante Stallworth, LG Jared Cooper, C Reese Dismukes, RT Chad Slade) and five on defense (CB Chris Davis, S Dementruce McNeal, LB Jake Holland, DT Jeffrey Whitaker, DT Kenneth Carter.
· Twenty-one Auburn players saw action for the first time in their career, including eight redshirt freshmen and 13 true freshmen. The redshirt freshmen include: DE Justin Delaine, OL Tunde Fariyike, DB Trent Fisher, OL Eric Mack, WR Jonathan Mincy, RB Ladarious Phillips, OL Chad Slade, LB Jawara White. The true freshmen to play for the first time in their Auburn career were: DL Angelo Blackson, ATH Quan Bray, C Reese Dismukes, DB Erique Florence, QB Kiehl Fraizer, TE Brandon Fulse, LB Justin Garrett, RB Tre Mason, DL Devaunte Sigler, DB Robenson Therezie, ATH C.J. Uzomah, DB Jermaine Whitehead, DL Gabe Wright.
· The game marked junior quarterback Barrett Trotter's first career start. He is the fourth different opening day QB for Auburn in the last five years. The previous four were Brandon Cox (2007), Chris Todd (2008) and Cam Newton (2010).
· Emory Blake's 56-yard TD reception from Barrett Trotter with 8:59 in the first quarter was Blake's ninth career TD reception and Trotter's first TD pass. · Emory Blake recovered the fourth-quarter on-sides kick, which led to Auburn's winning touchdown, on an 8-play, 56 yard drive, capped off by a Michael Dyer one-yard touchdown run.
· Michael Dyer scored two rushing touchdowns bringing his career-total seven total.
· Auburn's final two scoring drives spanned a total of three minutes and eight seconds (3:08).
· True freshman Tre Mason's 97 yard kickoff return for touchdown in the second quarter is tied for the eighth longest in school history and the first AU kick return for TD since Demond Washington's 95 yard return at Ole Miss. Last year.
· Prior to Mason's KOR return for touchdown, the last Auburn freshman to accomplish the feat was Brad Lester in 2005 against Ball State.
· Mason's 176 kickoff return yards is tied for the third-most in a game in school history. Mason had 148 KOR yards in the first half, which alone would have been the sixth most in school history for a game.
· With 57 rushing yards, sophomore Michael Dyer now has 1,150 rushing yards for his career, which moved him into 33rd place all-time on Auburn's career rushing list, passing Tom Bryan.
· WR Travante Stallworth's 39-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the first touchdown reception of his career.
· TE Philip Lutzenkirchen's 15-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was the eighth of his career.
· Linebacker Jonathan Evans had a career-high 14 total tackles, including 10 in the first half.
· Linebacker Jake Holland had a career-high 11 tackles. He had 12 the entire season in 2010.