Sept. 27, 2008
Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Tennessee
Sept. 27, 2008
• The pregame eagle flight was made by Nova from the top of sections 109-110.
• Auburn won the toss and deferred to the second half. Tennessee chose to receive and Auburn chose to defend the south end zone.
• Kickoff was at 2:37 p.m. CT.
• Game attendance was announced as 87,451. It is Auburn’s fifth straight sellout.
· Auburn now leads the all-time series with Tennessee 26-21-3, including a 7-2-1 mark at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
· Auburn has now won four consecutive games against Tennessee for the first time since 1961-64.
· Auburn scored a defensive touchdown for the third time this season (all in the first half) when Jake Ricks fell on a fumble in the end zone. Michael Goggans returned a fumble for a touchdown vs. Louisiana-Monroe and Gabe McKenzie returned an interception for a touchdown vs. LSU.
· Auburn led 7-0 at the end of one quarter. Auburn is now 52-3 under Tommy Tuberville when leading after the first quarter and has won 29 in a row dating back to the 2003 Ole Miss game.
· Auburn led 14-6 at the end of the first half. The Tigers are now 68-7 during the Tuberville era when leading at the half.
· Auburn held Tennessee to a pair of field goals in the first half. The Tigers have not allowed a touchdown in the first half this season.
· Auburn led 14-6 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 4-0 this season when leading after three quarters.
· Auburn allowed its first rushing touchdown of the season on the first play of the fourth quarter, after playing the first 19 quarters of the season without allowing a rushing score.
· Auburn held Tennessee to 14 yards total offense on four possessions in the fourth quarter. Tennessee did not have a first down in the fourth quarter.
· Today’s game marks the second consecutive time that Auburn had held Tennessee to 9 first downs. (The previous game vs. Tennessee was the 2004 SEC Championship game).
· Auburn has now played 68 consecutive games without being shut out.
· Auburn is now 69-8 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points.
· Josh Bynes, making his first career start at linebacker, had a career-high 11 tackles. He is the first Auburn player this season to have double-digit tackles in a single game.
· Rodgeriqus Smith had 2 catches for 7 yards. Smith is now tied for 7th all-time in Auburn history with 99 career catches.
· Ben Tate finished with 75 yards rushing on 19 carries, moving him up to 18th place on Auburn’s career rushing list with 1,693 career yards.
· Robert Dunn set a career high in catches with 6 receptions for 54 yards. His previous career high was five catches in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson.
· Dunn’s 18-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his fourth career touchdown reception and second in as many games.
· Jake Ricks scored his first career touchdown in the second quarter, recovering a fumble in the end zone.
· Antonio Coleman had his fourth sack of the season in the second quarter. He now has 12.5 for his career.