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Auburn vs. Mississippi State

Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium

September 15, 2007


• The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the northeast ramp.

• Auburn team captains were FB Carl Stewart, S Eric Brock and H Matthew Motley.

• Mississippi State won the coin toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 11:34 p.m. CT.                                                      

• Game attendance was announced as 82,129.                        




·         Auburn is now 56-23-2 all-time against Mississippi State.

·         Auburn now owns a record of 42-15 in the SEC since the start of the 2000 season.

·         Auburn is now 256-64-7 all-time at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

·         Auburn is now 29-7 in games played in September during the Tommy Tuberville era.

·         Auburn has now scored in 53 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is the fourth-longest streak in team history.

·         When Mississippi State scored its first points on a 32-yard field goal by Adam Carlson with 9:19 remaining in the first quarter, it marked the first points scored by the Bulldogs against Auburn since MSU scored a touchdown with 15 seconds left in the 2004 game. Auburn had held the Bulldogs scoreless for 125 minutes, 56 seconds.

·         Auburn's 216 rushing yards were a season high and most since rushing for 220 against Tulane in 2006 (41 att).

·         The Tigers 216 rushing yards are the most in an SEC game since rushing for 227 at Georgia in 2005 (46 att.).

·         Auburn has scored 60 points this season, all of which have been scored by either freshmen or sophomores.





·         Mario Fanin's 40-yard kickoff return in the first quarter was the longest of his career.

·         Ben Tate's 28-yard TD run in the second quarter was the longest TD run of the season by the Tigers and Tate's first rushing touchdown of 2007.

·         Auburn's second quarter fumble recovery by Zac Etheridge was Auburn's first forced turnover since Antonio Coleman's 34-yard touchdown of a forced fumble in the closing minutes of the Kansas State game.

·         Kodi Burn's 1-yard TD sneak in the second quarter was the first touchdown of his career.

·         Pat Sims' 4 tackles for loss were a career-high.



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