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Auburn 49, Mississippi State 10 - Game Notes
Sept. 30, 2017

NO. 13 AUBURN VS. NO. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE
September 30, 2017
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL

GAME NOTES

  • Captains: Austin Golson, Braden Smith, Tre' Williams
  • Weather: 80 degrees, scattered clouds at kickoff
  • Coin Toss: Mississippi State won toss, deferred to second half. MSU defends north goal.
  • Eagle flight: Spirit from flagpole
  • Attendance: 86,901

TEAM NOTES

  • Auburn has consecutive wins by 30 points or more (37 at Missouri; 39 tonight) for the first time since 2003, when the Tigers defeated Western Kentucky 48-3 (45) and Vanderbilt 45-7 (38).
  • It's Auburn's first back-to-back 30-point wins in SEC play since 1987: Auburn beat Mississippi State 38-7 (31) and Vanderbilt 48-15 (33).
  • Auburn is the only remaining team in FBS to allow 14 points or fewer in every game so far this year.
  • Auburn has held its opponents without a first-quarter touchdown in 9 of its last 10 games.
  • Auburn has had 10 plays for 45+ yards in its last two games (4 at Missouri and 6 vs. Mississippi State).
  • The Tigers' 99-yard scoring drive was the fifth in Auburn records (since 1970) and the first since a 99-yard drive at Mississippi State in 2014. At 7 plays, it was the fewest plays needed to cover 99 yards in Auburn records.
  • Auburn is now 63-26-2 all-time against Mississippi State and have won 7 of 10 against the Bulldogs.
  • Tonight marked Auburn's largest margin of victory over Mississippi State since 1970 (56-0). It ties for the second-largest margin of victory in the series; Auburn won 52-13 in 1969.
  • In its first two SEC games, Auburn is 9-for-9 with 9 touchdowns in trips to the red zone.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES - OFFENSE

  • Jarrett Stidham finished 13-of-16 passing for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Stidham has finished with a completion percentage above 75% in each of his last three games: 86.5% vs. Mercer, 76.5% at Missouri, 81.3% tonight.
  • Through his last three games, Stidham is 58-of-70 (82.8%) for 846 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Stidham's passing efficiency tonight rating was 261.10. For his two SEC games this year, he has a rating of 231.48.
  • Kerryon Johnson rushed for three touchdowns, giving him 23 for his career; he now has 8 rushing TDs in his last 2 games (5 at Missouri, 3 tonight).
  • Since 1996, Johnson is the first Auburn player to rush for 8 total touchdowns in consecutive games. Four players had 7: Carnell Williams (2003), Cam Newton (2010), Tre Mason (2013) and Peyton Barber (2015).
  • Johnson is the first Auburn player to rush for three or more touchdowns in consecutive games since Tre Mason in 2013 (4 vs. Arkansas, 3 vs. Tennessee).
  • Johnson is the first Auburn player to account for three or more touchdowns in consecutive games since Nick Marshall in 2014.
  • Johnson rushed for 116 yards, his second 100-yard game of the season and fifth of his career.
  • Johnson's second carry of the game went for 59 yards, one yard shy of his career-long.
  • Johnson moved into 33rd in Auburn history in career rushing yards with 1,403, passing Ed Dyas (1,298 from 1958-60), William Andrews (1,347 from 1976-78), Mario Fannin (1,366 from 2007-10) and Mitzi Jackson (1,373 from 1973-75)
  • Ryan Davis caught his third career touchdown pass in the first quarter, a 7-yard reception.
  • Will Hastings' 47-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter was a career-long reception (previous: 46, last week at Missouri).
  • Eli Stove had a career-long reception of 57 yards in the third quarter (previous long: 55 at Alabama, 2016). Two plays later, Stove had a 30-yard run, accounting for 87 of Auburn's 99 yards on a scoring drive that started at the Auburn 1-yard-line.
  • Stove finished with 105 all-purpose yards (75 receiving; 30 rushing), one yard shy of a career-high (106 vs. Arkansas, 2016).
  • Kyle Davis' 52-yard reception in the fourth quarter was his second catch of 50+ in two games.
  • Malik Willis had his first career rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter with a career-long 67-yard run. It also marked Auburn's longest play from scrimmage of the season (previous: 61-yard run by Kam Martin vs. Georgia Southern).

INDIVIDUAL NOTES - DEFENSE

  • Javaris Davis' interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was his third career interception.
  • Davis' return It was Auburn's first pick-six since Rudy Ford vs. Idaho in 2015.
  • Tray Matthews' interception in the third quarter was his first of the season, fourth while playing for Auburn and fifth of his collegiate career.
  • Jeff Holland had a sack in the third quarter; he now has 3.5 this season and 6.5 for his career.
  • Big Kat Bryant had his first career sack on the final play of the game, also forcing a fumble on the play.
  • Deshaun Davis matched his career-high with a team-leading 10 tackles.
  • Montavious Atkinson had a career-high 7 tackles (previous: 6 at Missouri).
  • Nick Coe had a career-high 6 tackles (previous: 4 vs. Georgia Southern).
  • Chandler Wooten had his first two career tackles.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES – SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Daniel Carlson broke the SEC record for consecutive extra points made with his 162nd consecutive PAT following Auburn's final touchdown of the night. He is a perfect 162-of-162 on extra-point attempts in his career. He passed John Becksvoort (Tennessee, 1991-94), who previously held the record with 161 consecutive PATs made.
  • Carlson extended his school scoring record to 399 points. He remains fourth in SEC history behind three former Georgia kickers: Marshall Morgan (407), Billy Bennett (409) and Blair Walsh (412).
  • As a team, Auburn has 189 consecutive PATs converted, the fourth-longest active streak nationally.
  • Aidan Marshall made his first career appearance at punter. His first two punts went for 41 and 47 yards, and his third was downed inside the 20.

 

 

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