Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Ball State
Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium
September 26, 2009
• The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the Southwest ramp.
• Ball State won the toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the south end zone.
• Kickoff was at 6:30 p.m. CT.
• The start of the game was delayed by 24 minutes due to storms with lightning that delayed the start of warm-ups.
• Game attendance was announced as 83,118.
• Auburn coaches joined several other coaching staffs this weekend in wearing patches supporting Coach to Cure MD and the fight against Duchenne Musculary Dystrophy – the most prolific genetic killer diagnosed in childhood.
· Auburn has now won its last 19 games in which Gene Chizik was part of the coaching staff.
· Auburn is now 19-3 in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the 2000 season.
· Auburn is now 3-0 all-time against Ball State, winning the games by a combined score of 147-33.
· Auburn is now 7-0 all-time against current members of the Mid-American Conference.
· Auburn has now won 53 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points. The Tigers have not lost when scoring at least 30 points since a 56-49, four-overtime loss to Georgia in 1996.
· Auburn has now scored 181 points this season, which is the most points through four games in school history. The previous mark was 176 in 1986.
· Auburn has now scored at least 40 points in three straight games for the first time in school history.
· Auburn’s 54 points were the most in a game by the Tigers since Auburn scored 55 points against New Mexico State in 2007.
· Auburn finished with 560 yards of offense. It marked the first time Auburn had at least 400 yards of offense in four consecutive games since the first four games of the 2000 season.
· Auburn continued its streak of having scored in every quarter this season and has scored at least one touchdown in 15 of the 16 quarters.
· Auburn came back to win after trailing for the fourth straight game.
· Auburn scored 23 points in 5:33 and 30 points in 10:31 after being held scoreless for the first 12 minutes.
· Auburn’s 26-point second quarter was the Tigers’ highest-scoring quarter since Sept. 9, 1995 against UT-Chattanooga, when the Tigers scored 28 points in the second quarter.
· Auburn continued its streak of scoring in the final two minutes of the first half in every game this season after Wes Byrum’s field goal with seven seconds left in the half.
· John Sullen made his first career start at Auburn, making the starting lineup at left guard.
· Chris Todd threw five touchdown passes one week after throwing four touchdowns. It marked the first time in school history an Auburn quarterback threw at least four touchdown passes in back-to-back games.
· Todd’s five touchdown passes tied the school single-game record set by Daniel Cobb against Louisiana Tech in 2001.
· Todd’s 287 yards passing were a career high, surpassing his mark of 284 set last Saturday against West Virginia.
· Ben Tate rushed for 63 yards, moving past Stacy Danley (1987-90) for eighth place in Auburn history in career rushing yards. Tate now has 2,371 rushing yards during his career.
· Zac Etheridge recovered a fumble that he also forced in the first quarter. He now has three career forced fumbles and two career recovered fumbles.
· Josh Bynes recovered a fumble forced by Craig Stevens late in the first quarter, after Stevens and Daren Bates shared a sack. It was Stevens’ second career forced fumble and Bynes’ first career fumble recovery.
· Antonio Coleman had a half sack late in the first quarter. He now has 17.0 career sacks, moving into a tie for sixth on Auburn’s career sacks list with Leonardo Carson (1996-99) and Willie Whitehead (1991-94).
· Dee Ford recorded his first career sack late in the fourth quarter, helping limit Ball State to just a field goal.
· Terrell Zachery scored on a 46-yard touchdown pass from Chris Todd early in the second quarter, and a 65-yarder midway through the quarter. He now has three career touchdown receptions, having previously hauled in a 93-yarder in the season opener.
· Zachery went over 100 yards receiving in the second quarter and finished with 122 for his first career 100-yard receiving effort, and second by an Auburn player this season (Darvin Adams vs. Mississippi State).
· Josh Bynes recorded a safety early in the second quarter. It was the first safety recorded by Auburn since a team safety against Arkansas in 2008. It was the first safety recorded by an individual player for Auburn since Charles Dorsey collected one against Louisiana Tech in 1998.
· Onterio McCalebb scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, one play after he had a career-long 62-yard rush. It was his third career touchdown.
· McCalebb’s 62-yard rush was tied for the sixth longest rush by a freshman in school history.
· Todd now has 10 for the season, while Kodi Burns also has a TD toss this year. Auburn had just seven passing touchdowns as a team all of last season.
· Travante Stallworth had his first career reception late in the second quarter.
· Wes Byrum’s 32-yard field goal just before the half was his sixth field goal in as many attempts this season. His six consecutive made field goals are a career best, and he now has 34 career made field goals, which ranks tied for sixth in school history.
· Darvin Adams caught a 26-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter, marking his fifth touchdown of his career, all coming in the last three games.
· Mario Fannin’s 36-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was his second receiving touchdown of the season and sixth of his career. He has scored 12 career touchdowns.
· Neil Caudle’s 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the first touchdown – rushing or passing – of his career.