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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. LSU

Jordan-Hare Stadium

September 16, 2006

 

• The pre-game flight today was made by Spirit from section 56.

• Auburn team captains were K John Vaughn, DB Jonathan Wilhite and H Matthew Motley.

• LSU won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn elected to receive and will defend the south end zone.


 

 

• Kickoff was at 2:35 p.m. CT.

• Attendance was announced as a sellout at 87,451.

 

 

TEAM NOTES

·          Auburn has now won seven of its last eight games against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10 dating back to the 2004 season.

·          Auburn now trails the series with LSU 21-19-1 but leads 9-5 in games played at Auburn, and has won the last four meetings in Auburn.

·          Auburn has now won 18 of its last 19 SEC games, and 19 of its last 20 games against SEC opponents counting the 2004 SEC Championship game.

·          Auburn has now won seven straight games at Jordan-Hare Stadium and 16 of its last 17 at home.

·          Auburn now owns a 25-3 record since the start of the 2004 season, which is third best in the NCAA.

·          Auburn is now 4-1 all-time in games played on Sept. 16.

·          Auburn is now 4-3 all-time against teams ranked No. 6 in the AP poll. Auburn's last victory over a team ranked No. 6 was a 23-18 win over Kentucky in 1965.

·          Auburn has now held 21 of its last 28 opponents to fewer than 20 points since the start of the 2004 season.

·          Auburn has not allowed a touchdown over its last nine quarters dating back to the third quarter of the opening game against Washington State.

·          Auburn trailed 3-0 at the half. It marked the first time this season that Auburn trailed at the half.

·          Auburn led 7-3 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 3-0 when leading at the end of three quarters.

·          Auburn had a 16-play drive in the second quarter that lasted 8:31, which was the longest drive of the year for the Tigers in terms of time of possession and plays. The 61-yard drive ended with a missed 26-yard field goal by John Vaughn.

·          The last time Auburn had a 16-play drive was last season vs. Ole Miss, when the Tigers had a 16-play, 82-yard drive that also did not result in points (turned over on downs).  The last time Auburn had a drive that lasted 8:31 was a 17-play drive that lasted 8:31 against Western Kentucky in 2003 and resulted in a field goal.

·          Since records began being kept in 1970, Auburn's 8:31 drive was tied for the second-longest in Auburn history in time of possession, trailing only a 19-play, 90-yard drive against Ole Miss in 1985 that took 10:06 off the clock.

·          Auburn's first touchdown drive was a 12-play drive that consumed 6:43, which was the Tigers' second-longest drive of the season.

·          This first time Auburn has come back from a halftime deficit since last season's Arkansas game.

·          The 10 total points made this game the 12th-lowest combined scoring game in stadium history.  It is also the lowest scoring home game since Auburn defeated Houston, 7-0, in 1973.

·          Auburn's 182 yards of total offense is the fewest yards in an Auburn victory since beating LSU 30-26 in 1994. In that game, Auburn netted 165 total yards, while returning three fourth-quarter interceptions for touchdowns.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

                                 

·          Will Herring started his 39th consecutive game, which is eight shy of the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).

·          Courtney Taylor's 22 leaves him four yards short of seventh-place on Auburn's career receiving yardage list with 1,570 yards, trailing Byron Franklin (1977-80) for seventh.

·          Kenny Irons 70 yards rushing helped him pass Rudi Johnson on Auburn's career rushing yards list, moving him to 19th. He needs five more yards to pass Curtis Kuykendall for 18th on Auburn's career rushing yardage list. Irons now has 1,615 career rushing yards. 

·          Kody Bliss had a season-long 61-yard punt in the first quarter, then topped that with a 62-yard punt in the second quarter. Bliss now has seven punts of at least 60 yards in his career, and has had at least one punt of over 60 yards in all four of his seasons at Auburn. His career long is 63 yards in last year's game at LSU.

·          Brandon Cox threw his first interception of the season late in the first quarter. Cox had thrown 49 passes this season without a pick, and it was just his third interception in his last nine games (234 pass attempts).

·          Robert Dunn (14 yards) and Tommy Trott (two yards) both had their first receptions of the season.

·          Brandon Cox's 1-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter was his second career rushing touchdown. He had a 14-yard touchdown run in 2004 against Louisiana-Monroe.

·          Eric Brock made the final tackle of the game as well as tipped the ball on a crucial LSU fourth-down play late in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with five tackles and one pass breakup.