Auburn vs. Arkansas State - Game Notes
Sept. 10, 2016
AUBURN VS. ARKANSAS STATE
AUBURN VS. ARKANSAS STATE
September 10, 2016
Jordan-Hare Stadium Auburn, AL
AUBURN GAME NOTES
- Captains: Montravius Adams, Marcus Davis, Alex Kozan, Carl Lawson
- Weather: 88 degrees at kickoff, wind light and variable
- Coin Toss: Auburn won toss, deferred to second half
- Eagle flight: Nova from flagpole
- Attendance: 86,825
- Auburn's 706 yards of total offense were the second-most in school history (record: 712 vs. Western Carolina, 2013).
- Auburn's 462 rushing yards were the fourth-most in school history and the most since rushing for 545 yards in the 2013 SEC Championship game vs. Missouri.
- Auburn had two 100-yard rushers in the game (Kamryn Pettway, 152; Kerryon Johnson, 124). Last time with two 100-yard rushers in a game was 2014 vs. South Carolina. It was the first career 100-yard rushing game for both players.
- The last time two Auburn players had their first career 100-yard rushing nights in the same game: Sept. 11, 1982 vs. Wake Forest (Bo Jackson, 123; Lionel James, 118).
- Auburn is 23-7 with a 100-yard rusher under Gus Malzahn.
- Auburn's 38 points in the first half were the most in a half since also scoring 38 in the first half in 2014 vs. San Jose State.
- Auburn's 452 yards of offense in the first half were the most for the Tigers in a first half since racking up 484 in 2010 vs. Chattanooga.
- It was the third time under Malzahn for Auburn to amass 400+ yards in a first half (2013 vs. Florida Atlantic & Western Carolina).
- With 32 first downs tonight, Auburn has had 20 or more first downs in 29 of its last 37 games. Auburn's 32 first downs were the most since 33 vs. The Citadel in 2004.
- Last time with 30+ first downs came in 2014 vs. Texas A&M (31).
- Auburn converted its first six third-down attempts of the game and was 11-for-15 overall in the game.
- At 7-for-8 (87.5%), Auburn's third-down conversion rate in the first half is its highest in a half since going 3-for-3 in the first half vs. Western Carolina in 2013.
- Auburn's defense has now held its opponent to 10 points or less in each of the last six halves, dating back to the 2015 Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis.
- Auburn did not punt in the game.
- Auburn's first-quarter fumble snapped a streak of 421 straight carries by an Auburn running back without a fumble, dating back to the 2015 Jacksonville State game.
- Auburn is 66-16-2 in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, dating back to 1981.
- Auburn improved to 24-0 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference. The Tigers are now 4-0 against Arkansas State.
- Auburn is 13-2 under Malzahn when scoring 40 or more points.
- Sophomore QB Sean White finished 17-of-23 for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns passing, and he rushed for a career-high 60 yards (previous: 29 vs. Mississippi State, 2015). With 306 yards of total offense, it's the most by an Auburn player since Nick Marshall had 505 vs. Alabama in 2014.
- White's touchdown pass to Tony Stevens in the second quarter was the second TD pass of White's career.
- With a touchdown pass to Will Hastings late in the second quarter, White had the first multi-touchdown passing game of his career.
- Sophomore RB Kerryon Johnson finished with 124 rushing yards, the first 100-yard rushing game of his career.
- Johnson's 47-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was a career-long rush (previous: 19 yards at Arkansas, 2015).
- Tonight marks the first multi-touchdown game of Johnson's career.
- Johnson's touchdown run was the longest for Auburn since Roc Thomas had a 56-yard TD run vs. Idaho in 2015.
- Johnson has now scored a rushing touchdown in three straight games, dating back to the 2015 Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis.
- Johnson topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the second quarter, his first career 100-yard rushing game.
- Johnson is the eighth different player to rush for 100 yards in a game under head coach Gus Malzahn at Auburn.
- Sophomore RB Kamryn Pettway finished with 152 rushing yards, his first career 100-yard rushing game.
- Pettway had his first career carry in the first quarter, a 4-yard run. He finished the half with 103 yards, including a 64-yard run.
- Pettway's 64-yard run was Auburn's longest since Jeremy Johnson had a 65-yard rush vs. LSU in 2015.
- Freshman WR Kyle Davis' first two career catches went for more than 40 yards: a 43-yard reception vs. Clemson last week and a 42-yard catch in the first quarter tonight.
- Davis is the first Auburn freshman with a 40-yard reception since 2002 (Devin Aromashadu, Ben Obomanu, Anthony Mix)
- Senior WR Tony Stevens had the first 2-touchdown game of his career. He had two touchdowns in his career entering tonight's game.
- Stevens was Auburn's leading receiver with four catches for 75 yards.
- Junior QB John Franklin III had four carries for 70 yards, including a career-long 41-yard rush.
- Sophomore WR Will Hastings caught his first career touchdown in the second quarter.
- With two receptions tonight, Hastings has five in his career – all have resulted in a first down or a touchdown.
- Redshirt freshman WR Darius Slayton had his first career reception in the first quarter, a 15-yard catch for a first down on Auburn's initial possession. He finished with three catches for 55 yards.
- Freshman RB Malik Miller had his first career carry in the third quarter and finished with 24 yards.
- Freshman RB Kam Martin had his first career reception and his first career rush tonight.
- A total of 10 different Auburn receivers caught passes in the game; the last time 10 different players caught passes for Auburn in a game came in 2012 vs. Arkansas.
- Senior DB Johnathan Ford had 10 tackles, giving him 232 for his career. That passes Karlos Dansby (2001-03) and Travis Williams (2001-05) for ninth in Auburn history. Next on the list is Josh Bynes (240, 2007-10).
- Ford's 10 tackles marks his ninth career game with double-digit stops.
- Ford was Auburn's leading tackler for the 10th time in his career.
- Junior LB Tre' Williams had his first career sack in the second quarter and finished with a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss (previous: 1.0 TFL, four times).
- Junior DE Carl Lawson had his first sack of the season and the sixth of his career.
- Sophomore DL Andrew Williams had the second sack of his career and Auburn's first of the season. He had a career-high 3 tackles (previous: 2 vs. Idaho, 2015).
- Freshman DE Marlon Davidson had his first career sack late in the second quarter.
- Sophomore LB Darrell Williams matched a career-high with 6 tackles; he also had 6 last week vs. Clemson.
- Austin Dupper, John Broussard, Daniel Thomas, Markell Thomas, and Marshall Taylor each had their first career tackles.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- Senior PK Daniel Carlson scored his first career touchdown on a fake field goal in the second quarter.
- The fake field goal touchdown in the second quarter was the first by an Auburn team since the 2000 Vanderbilt game (Damon Duval pass to Lorenzo Diamond).
- Carlson scored 21 points in tonight's game (1 TD, 3 FG, 6 PAT) to set a new Auburn record for points scored in a game by a kicker (previous: 18, twice; 1982, Al Del Greco vs. Kentucky; 2014; Carlson at Alabama)
- Carlson has now connected on all 104 PAT attempts of his career.
- At a perfect 104-for-104 on extra point attempts, Carlson is now one of six kickers in SEC history to have converted 100% of his PAT tries with more than 100 attempts.
- Auburn kickers have converted 130 consecutive PAT attempts, dating back to the 2013 Tennessee game.
- Carlson was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts tonight. He has made 22 of his last 23 field goal attempts, dating back to the Tigers' 2015 game at Kentucky.
- Carlson has now scored 242 career points kicking (248 total). He is now fifth in Auburn history in career points scored kicking (passed Win Lyle, 230, 1987-89, and Al Del Greco, 236, 1980-83). He is now seventh in total points scored (passed Al Del Greco, 236, 1980-83).
ARKANSAS STATE POSTGAME NOTES
- A-State's team captains were seniors Jemar Clark and Money Hunter and juniors Blaise Taylor, Money Hunter and Dee Liner.
- The crowd of 86,825 is the fifth largest to ever watch an Arkansas State game.
- A-State recorded its first two rushing touchdowns this season, both by senior QB Chad Voytik (1 yard, 5 yards).
- Senior QB Chad Voytik's 68-yard completion to junior WR Christian Booker was the second longest play this season by A-State.
- Senior QB Chad Voytik set new career highs for completions (15) and passing yards (215).
- Junior WR Christian Booker set new career highs for both receptions (6) and receiving yards (92).
- Junior WR Cam Echols-Luper tied his career high for receptions (3) and set new career high in receiving yards (46).
- Arkansas State recorded a season-high 326 yards total offense. Dating back to the 2010 season, A-State has posted at least 300 yards of total offense in 70 of its last 79 games.
- The A-State defense has now forced at least one turnover in 25 of 28 games under defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen.
- Senior LB Quanterio Heath recorded his first career fumble recovery.
- Junior DE Ja'Von Rolland-Jones recorded his first sack of the season and now has 18 for his career, leaving him one shy of the fifth most in school history . . . He has at least a half sack in 13 of his last 20 games.
- Senior LB Xavier Woodson-Luster led A-State with 10 tackles, the team leader for the second-straight game.
- Senior LB Kyle Wilson recorded a career-high nine tackles, giving him at least seven in each of his first two games.
- Junior LB Khari Lain posted a season-high eight tackles and now has 12 on the season.
- Cam Echols-Luper returned his first kickoff for A-State gaining 25 yards.
- Freshman P Damon Foncham established a new best with a long punt of 55 yards. He finished with career high six punts for a career high 245 yards.