Sept. 10, 2011
Final Stats |
· Auburn team captains were QB Barrett Trotter, DE Nosa Eguae, TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, and OT Brandon Mosley.
· Auburn won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn defended the south end zone.
· Game time weather conditions: 77 degrees, 47 percent humidity, winds from south at five miles per hour with fair skies.
· The attendance was 87,451.
· Auburn wide receivers Quindarius Carr, Jaylon Denson, and Travante Stallworth, led the team onto the field carrying an American flag in honor of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. Each of their fathers served or currently serve in the military.
· Auburn now is 60-23-2 all-time against Mississippi State, including a 27-6 advantage in Auburn.
· Auburn has won 17 consecutive games dating back to the 2010 Outback Bowl, which is the longest current winning in the FBS. The 17-game winning streak is the longest in school history since winning 20 consecutive from 1993-94.
· The Tigers have won 10 games in a row at Jordan-Hare Stadium, the longest streak since winning 12 in a row from 2000-01.
· Auburn is 13-3 under Gene Chizik when scoring first.
· Auburn has won seven games in a row against teams ranked in the AP poll.
· Auburn has won 67 games in a row when scoring 40 or more points.
· The 55 combined first-half points are most in the first half of an SEC game involving Auburn since 1995 against Florida (Florida 35, Auburn 20).· The 75 combined points is the second-most ever in the Auburn-Mississippi State series, which spans 85 games ... The only game with more points was when Mississippi State won 49-34 in 1952
· Auburn has scored 40 or more points in five of its last 10 games against SEC opponents and 30 or more points in seven of those 10 games.
· DB Ryan White made his first career start for the Tigers.
· RT A.J. Greene made his first start since the 2010 Clemson game (injured in game, out for remainder of season).
· Michael Dyer's 52 yard rush in the third quarter was a career long.
· Dyer rushed for 150 yards on the day, the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career and second longest behind a 180-yard effort at Ole Miss in 2010.
· With rushing touchdowns of 35 and 2 yards, Michael Dyer now has nine career rushing touchdowns and four in 2011.
· Dyer is the first AU player since Cam Newton in 2010 to rush for two or more TDs in consecutive games. Newton had two-plus rushing scores in three consecutive games last season (at Kentucky, vs. Arkansas, vs. LSU).
· Michael Dyer rushed for 150 yard and Emory Blake had 108 receiving yards, marking the first time since 2010 at Kentucky that Auburn has had a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game (Cam Newton 198 rushing, Darvin Adams 101 receiving).
· DB Demetruce McNeal's 44-yard interception return for touchdown in the first quarter was his first career INT and INT for touchdown. He is the first AU player to return an interception for a touchdown since T'Sharvan Bell against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship game.
· Emory Blake's 56-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter marked the fifth consecutive game dating back to 2010 that Blake has had a TD reception. It's the third longest streak in school history and the longest since Byron Franklin had a TD catch in six consecutive in 1980. The school record is held by Terry Beasley who accomplished the feat in eight games in a row.
· Blake's TD catch was his 10th of his career. Blake has three TD receptions of 56 yards or longer with two of the three (56 vs. Utah St, 56 vs. Miss. State) coming this season.
· Blake had 101 receiving yards in the first half and 108 for the game marking his second 100-yard receiving game of his career. His previous best was 101 yards in 2010 against Louisiana-Monroe.
· Tre Mason notched 172 yards in kickoff returns, marking the second consecutive week he's surpassed the 100-yard barrier. Mason had 176 KOR yards in the opener against Utah State.
· DB Ryan Smith, who made the stop at the goal line, had one tackle in the game and now has four total tackles in his career
Mississippi State Notes
KEY STAT OF THE GAME
The Bulldogs allowed 235 yards on the ground to Auburn after the Tigers ran for just 78 last Saturday against Utah State.
Mississippi State extended its school record with its fi fth-consecutive 30-point game.
The Bulldogs' 34 points against Auburn were their most against the Tigers since scoring 38 in the 1998 game in Starkville.
The 1,176 yards of total off ense the past two weeks are the most in a two-game stretch in school history.
In his 27 games as head coach at Mississippi State, Dan Mullen's team has eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in all but one contest.
For just the second time since 1996 (Chris Relf and Vick Ballard, Arkansas, 2010), the Bulldogs had two rushers with over 100-yards rushing.
After converting 33.3 percent of third-down conversions against Memphis (4-of-12), the Maroon and White converted 55.0 percent against the Tigers (11-of-20). Opponents are just 12-of-34 (.353) on third-down against the Bulldogs this season.
Chris Relf completed passes to 10 diff erent receivers, the most since 10 diff erent Bulldogs caught a pass in the 31-22 home victory over Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 25, 2008.
Cornerback Johnthan Banks returned an interception 27 yards for his third pick-six of his career, tying him with teammate Corey Broomfield and Tennessee's Prentiss Waggner for the NCAA lead among active players. Banks, Broomfi eld and Derek Pegues (2005-08) are the only players in school history with three career interception returns for a touchdown.
Junior linebacker Cameron Lawrence registered a career-high 14 tackles, including a career-best 3.5 for loss (career-high tying one sack).
Senior quarterback Chris Relf ran for his fourth-career 100-yard rushing game with 106 yards on 27 carries, the second-most carries in his career (31 vs. Arkansas, 2010). Relf is the only quarterback in the SEC with multiple 100-yard rushing games.
Running back Vick Ballard had a career-high fi ve receptions with a career-best 64 yards receiving, while also leading the ground game with 135 yards and a score on 21 carries.
Running back LaDarius Perkins' 40-yard touchdown run in the fi rst quarter was the second-longest of his career (51 vs. UAB, 10-23-10)
Junior wide receiver Brandon Heavens' 15-yard touchdown reception was his fi rst since snagging two in the 2010 seaosn opener vs. Memphis.
Derek DePasquale rose in the school record books to a tie for ninth in fi eld-goals made, sixth in extra-points made and eighth in extra-points attempted.