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#2 LSU 12, Auburn 10 - Post-Game Notes
Tre Mason

Sept. 22, 2012

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#2 LSU 12, Auburn 10 - Post-Game Notes
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Jordan-Hare Stadium; kickoff 6:05 p.m. CT

  • Attendance: 86,721
  • Game captains for Auburn were Philip Lutzenkirchen, Daren Bates, T'Sharvan Bell and Onterio McCalebb.
  • Freshman OT Patrick Miller made his first career start, playing right tackle.
  • LSU won the toss, deferred to the second half. Auburn chose to receive the opening kickoff.
  • The recovery of an LSU fumble on the AU 2 in the first quarter by Jeffrey Whitaker was the second fumble recovery of his career.
  • Corey Lemonier's forced fumble near the end of the first quarter was the seventh forced fumble of his career; he had five last season. Angelo Blackson's fumble recovery was the first of his career.
  • The first-quarter safety was the first against Auburn since 2008 vs. Mississippi State.
  • Onterio McCalebb now has 1,058 career kick return yards. He is the first player in Auburn history to total more than 2,000 rushing, 1,000 kick return and 500 receiving yards; the last SEC player to do so was Derrick Locke of Kentucky (2007-10) with 2,618 rushing; 883 receiving; 1,464 KOR
  • McCalebb's rushing touchdown in the first quarter was the 20th of his career, tying him for 10th all-time with Cam Newton (2010). It was McCalebb's 25th career touchdown overall.
  • McCalebb currently ranks 12th in career rushing (2254), sixth in career kick return yardage (1058), fifth in career receiving by a running back (509), and 7th in career all-purpose yardage (3821).
  • Steven Clark's 54-yard punt in the first quarter was his longest of the 2012 season. His career long was 58 yards vs. Mississippi State last season.
  • QB Jonathan Wallace saw his first career action in the second quarter. That's the 19th first-time player for Auburn this season.
  • Cody Parkey's 40-yard second-quarter field goal was his ninth consecutive dating back through last season, the longest Auburn streak since Wes Byrum had nine in a row from 2009-10.
  • Emory Blake now has 1,455 career receiving yards; he moves past Ronney Daniels (1,446) for 11th all-time.
  • Auburn lost for just the third time under Gene Chizik when leading at halftime; the Tigers are now 23-3 all-time under Chizik when leading at the half. It was also Auburn's first loss under Chizik when allowing fewer than 20 points (10-1).

 

 

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