Auburn Post-Game Notes
Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium
September 15, 2007
The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the northeast ramp.
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.