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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Mississippi State

Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium

September 12, 2009


• The pre-game flight was made by Spirit front the flagpole on the Northeast ramp.

• Auburn team captains were QB Chris Todd, DE Antonio Coleman and P Clinton Durst.

• Auburn won the toss and elected to receive. Mississippi State chose to defended the north goal.

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

• Game attendance was announced as 85,269.



·         Auburn has now won his last 17 games in which Gene Chizik was part of the coaching staff.

·         Auburn is now 43-28-5 all-time in SEC openers, and is 15-1 in its last 16 openers.

·         Auburn is now 58-23-2 all-time against Mississippi State, and has won 20 of the last 27 meetings.

·         Auburn is now 17-3 in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the 2000 season.

·         Auburn has now won 22 of its last 26 games played in September.

·         Auburn has now won 51 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points. The Tigers have not lost when scoring at least 30 points since a 56-49, four-overtime loss to Georgia in 1996.

·         Auburn’s scored first on a 1-yard touchdown run by Kodi Burns in the first quarter. The Tigers have scored first in both games this season.

·         Auburn led 28-17 at the half. The Tigers have led at the half in both games this season.

·         Auburn had its first three-and-out of the year early in the second quarter. The Tigers had 15 drives without a three-and-out to start the season.

·         Auburn’s 28 points in the first half were the most in the first half since the Tigers scored 28 in the first half against Vanderbilt in 2007.

·         Auburn had 314 total yards in the first half, which was just one yard less than the Tigers had in the entire game against Mississippi State in 2008.

·         Auburn finished with 589 yards of total offense, marking the most yard of offense for the Tigers in an SEC game since 2005 when Auburn had 589 against Kentucky in a 49-27 win

·         Auburn’s 49 points were the most by the Tigers in an SEC game since Auburn scored 49 points at Kentucky in 2005.

·         It marked the first time that Auburn had 500 or more yards of total offense in back-to-back games since 1970, when the Tigers had 566 yards against Florida and 664 against Mississippi State.

·         The Tigers had 390 yards rushing, marking the first time Auburn had more than 300 yards rushing in back-to-back games since 1985, when Auburn had three straight games with more than 300 yards rushing (Ole Miss, 438; Florida State, 413; Georgia Tech, 377).

·         Auburn has scored 86 points in its first two games, marking the most points Auburn has scored in the first two games of a season since 1996, when Auburn scored 91 points in the first two contests.

·         Auburn has scored in all eight quarters this season





·         Onterio McCalebb and Eric Smith made their first career starts at Auburn.

·         Ben Tate rushed for a career-high 157 yards, moving past James Bostic (1991-93) and Kenny Irons (2005-06) for 10th place in Auburn history in career rushing yards. Tate now has 2,233 rushing yards during his career.

·         Tate had his second 100-yard rushing game of the season and the seventh of his career, which is tied for 11th most in school history. His previous career high was 156 against Tulane in 2006.

·         Onterio McCalebb rushed for 114 yards, becoming the first Auburn freshman ever to rush for more than 100 yards in each of the first two games of a season.

·         McCalebb became just the fourth Auburn freshman ever to rush for 100+ yards in back-to-back games at any point of a season. The previous three were Carnell Williams in 2001, Darrell Williams in 1989 and Ron O’Neal in 1981.

·         Tate and McCalebb both went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week. It marked the first time in Auburn history that the Tigers had two 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games.

·         Darvin Adams went over 100 yards receiving in the first half, marking his first career 100-yard receiving game. He finished with five catches for 116 yards, all in the first half. He entered the game with 83 career receiving yards, including 65 last week.

·         Tonight’s game also marked the first time in school history that Auburn had two 100-yard rushers and a 100-yard receiver in the same game.

·         The last time Auburn had one 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver in the same game was 2006 at Ole Miss, when Kenny Irons rushed for 106 yards and Courtney Taylor had 108 yards receiving.

·         Kodi Burns had his first career pass reception on Auburn’s second offensive play, gaining two yards.

·         Darvin Adams had a career-long 30-yard reception in the first quarter, surpassing a 28-yard catch in last week’s game against Louisiana Tech.

·         Kodi Burns rushed for three touchdowns, becoming the first Auburn player to have three rushing touchdowns in a game since Mario Fannin had three against New Mexico State in 2007. Burns now has 12 career rushing touchdowns and three this season.

·         Antonio Coleman returned a first-quarter interception 20 yards for a touchdown. It was his first career interception, and second career touchdown. He returned a fumble 34 yards for a score in the 2007 season opener against Kansas State.

·         Onterio McCalebb’s 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his second career touchdown run. It was also the longest run of his career.

·         Kodi Burns’ 13-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Lutzenkirchen in the third quarter marked the first catch of Lutzenkirchen’s career, and the fifth touchdown pass of Burns’ career.

·         Jay Wisner had his first career reception late in the third quarter.

·         T’Sharvan Bell had his first career interception in the fourth quarter.



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