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Clemson vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

Sept. 18, 2010

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  • The pre-game flight was made by Spirit from the flag pole on the Northeast ramp.
  • Auburn team captains were OT Lee Ziemba and DE Antoine Carter.
  • Clemson won the toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the north goal.
  • Kickoff was at 6:06 p.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as a sell-out at 87,451.
  • Auburn now leads the all-time series with Clemson 34-11-2 and has won 14 consecutive games against the Tigers.
  • Auburn now has a 6-5 all-time record when playing in ESPN GameDay's on-site game, including a 4-2 record at home.
  • Auburn is now 21-4 in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the 2000 season.
  • Auburn has now won 27 of its last 31 games played in September and has won seven in a row.
  • Auburn overcame a 17-0 deficit, marking the first time the Tigers were down by at least 17 points and came back to win since Sept. 28, 2002, when Auburn trailed Syracuse 17-0 before coming back to win 37-34 in three overtimes.
  • Auburn's last overtime game was the 2010 Outback Bowl against Northwestern. Auburn won that game 38-35 in just one overtime period.
  • Auburn had won its last two overtime games, both coming in bowl games (vs. Clemson in the 2007 Chick-fil-a Bowl)
  • Auburn's last regular-season overtime game was a 26-23 loss to South Florida on Sept. 8, 2007.
  • Auburn's last regular-season overtime win was 37-34 victory over Syracuse on Sept. 28, 2002.
  • Auburn is 6-5 all-time in overtime games and has won three straight
  • Auburn is now 2-0 all-time against Clemson in overtime games, also defeating Clemson 23-20 in the 2007 Chick-fil-a Bowl
  • Auburn quarterback Cam Newton has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of the first three games, marking the first time an Auburn team has thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of the first three games since the 1999 season.
  • Clemson struck first on an 8-yard TD pass from Kyle Parker to Jamie Harper. It marked the second straight home game in which Auburn's opponent scored first.
  • Auburn trailed 17-3 at the half, marking the first time this season that Auburn did not lead at halftime.
  • Auburn led 217 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers have now lead after three periods in every game this season.
  • Auburn outgained 258-46 in the third quarter after totaling 116 in the first half and eight in the first quarter.
  • Auburn opponents are 0-for-7 on third-down conversions in the fourth quarter this season.
  • OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 41 games, which is eight shy of the school record held by Will Herring.
  • WR Trovon Reed made his collegiate debut, becoming the 13th true freshman to play for Auburn this season.
  • RB Michael Dyer made his first career start for Auburn, while LB Craig Stevens made his first start of the season.
  • Darvin Adams had his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and first this season, finishing with five receptions for 118 yards. He moved into 16th place on Auburn's career receiving chart, and now has 1,229 career receiving yards.
  • Adams had his 12th career receiving touchdown late in the third quarter and second of the year, catching an 8-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Newton. Adams now ranks tied for seventh in Auburn history with his 12 TD receptions.
  • Cameron Newton completed 7-of14 passes with two touchdowns. It marked the third straight game he has thrown at least two touchdown passes.
  • Wes Byrum finished the night scoring nine points, and now needs 49 more points to become Auburn's all-time leading scorer. He made his 46th career field goal to end the first half, which moved him into sole possession of second place on Auburn's career field goals made list.
  • Wes Byrum's overtime field goal was the fourth game-winning field goal of his career
  • In just his 16th game at Auburn, Demond Washington moved into Auburn's all-time top 10 for career kickoff return yardage when he returned Clemson's first kickoff 28 yards. The return gave him a career total of 715 yards, moving past Brent Fullwood (1983-86) for 10th.
  • Onterio McCalebb's 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his first touchdown of the season, and the fifth of his career.
  • Terrell Zachery's 78-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter was tied for the 10th-longest pass play in Auburn history. It was the second-longest catch of Zachery's career. He holds the Auburn record with a 93-yard catch against Louisiana Tech last season.
  • Zachery's 78-yard touchdown catch was also the fourth touchdown of his career of at least 65 yards.
  • Nick Fairley had a sack midway through the fourth quarter, and has now had at least one sack in every game this season.

Clemson Player Notes

*Kyle Parker threw two touchdown passes in the first half and moved into sixth place on the Clemson all-time touchdown pass list. He now has 26 for his career, two shy of fifth place Mike Eppley, who played between 1980-84. Ironically, Eppley was also a two sport starter at Clemson. He played football and basketball as a starter for two years apiece.

*Auburn is the third visiting city that Parker has thrown a touchdown pass and hit a home run. He hit a three run homer against Auburn in the 2010 NCAA Regional on June 7. He threw two touchdown passes in the first half tonight. He also had at least a home run and a touchdown pass over his career at South Carolina and Georgia Tech.

*Dwayne Allen had a career high five catches for 66 yards in the first half. His previous career high was four catches at Miami last year. His 66 yards are also a career high.

*Jamie Harper had two touchdown receptions in the first half from Kyle Parker. He now has a team high three TD receptions after not catching any previously in his career.

*Harper became the first Clemson running back since 1986 to catch two touchdown passes in a game. The last player to do it was Terrence Flagler at Wake Forest in 1986. Yes, Harper did something tonight, that C.J. Spiller never did in his Clemson career. Spiller caught 11 TD passes, but never two in the same game.

*Xavier Dye had two receptions in the first half. He did not have a catch in the first game.

*Andre Ellington had a career high 140 yards rushing in 22 attempts, career highs in both areas. He also had a career high 48 receiving yards and a career high 188 yards of all-purpose running.

*DaQuan Bowers had a team best nine tackles and fellow defensive end Andre Branch had eight to lead the Tigers. Bowers had three tackles for loss, including half a sack in tonight's game.

*DeAndre McDaniel had his 12th career interception and six tackles, plus a tackle for loss. He is fifth in the NCAA among active players in interceptions with 12.

Clemson Team Notes *Clemson had four third-down conversions in the first half. The Tigers had just four in the first two games combined entering tonight.

*Clemson had 267 yards of total offense in the first half. Clemson's season high is 422 against North Texas in the first game.

*A key to Clemson in the first half was time of possession. Clemson held the ball for 19:23, It had the ball for just 18:08 for the entire game against North Texas in the season opener.

*The attendance of 87,491 was the largest crowd ever to see Clemson play a football game. Previous high was 86,520 for the Clemson at Georgia game of 2002.

*Clemson falls to 6-5 in overtime all-time, 0-2 against Auburn.

*Clemson has an open date next week. The Tigers are 2-0 under Dabo Swinney the game following an open date.

*Clemson had 27 first downs tonight, yet lost the game. It was the most first downs by the Clemson offense in a loss since the 2005 Wake Forest game when Clemson had 28 first downs, yet lost 31-27.

*Clemson did not have a turnover this evening yet lost the game. It was the first time Clemson did not commit a turnover in a loss since the last time Clemson played a top 25 non-conference team. Clemson did not have at turnover in a 14-10 loss to a top 20 TCU team at Clemson last year.



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