Game Notes - Auburn vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Oct. 1, 2016
AUBURN VS. ULM
AUBURN VS. ULM
October 1, 2016
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL
- Captains: Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, Alex Kozan, Marcus Davis
- Weather: 80 degrees, Clear & Sunny, Light Breeze
- Coin Toss: ULM won the toss and elected to receive
- Eagle flight: Nova from flagpole
- Attendance: 84,243
- Kate Hardman (Birmingham, Ala.) was named Auburn's 2016 Miss Homecoming
- Today's win was the 30th for Gus Malzahn as Auburn's head coach. He is the eighth coach in Auburn history to win at least 30 games as a head coach.
- Auburn has held four of five opponents in 2016 and five of its last six under 20 points (dating back to the 2015 Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis).
- Auburn's 688 yards of total offense were the fourth-most in school history; two of the top four totals in team history have come in 2016 (706 vs. Arkansas State was second; record is 712 vs. Western Carolina in 2013).
- Auburn's 28 points in the third quarter were the most in a quarter since scoring 28 in the second quarter vs. Tennessee in 2013.
- Auburn's defense held ULM to 251 yards, the lowest by an Auburn opponent this season and the eighth time under Malzahn to hold an opponent under 300 yards.
- The safety in the fourth quarter was Auburn's first since the 2012 Alabama A&M game.
- Auburn had nine plays cover more than 20 yards (5 pass, 3 rush, one punt return).
- The Tigers had 36 first downs, the most since 2002 vs. Western Carolina (37) and three shy of the school record.
- Auburn's 83-yard scoring drive (4 plays) in the first quarter was the longest of the year to that point ... The previous long was 82 yards on 10 plays against Arkansas State ... That was then topped by the 88-yard scoring drive (7 plays) in the third quarter.
- Auburn had a 100-yard rusher (Kerryon Johnson, 146 yards) and a 100-yard receiver (Tony Stevens, 109 yards) in the same game for the first time since Ole Miss in 2014 (Cameron Artis-Payne, 143 rush, and D'haquille Williams, 122 rec)
- Sean White finished 14-of-17 passing for 239 yards and two touchdowns. He completed his last 12 pass attempts of the game. White topped the 2,000-yard passing mark for his career; he now has 2,149 yards.
- Sean White had his first career rushing TD in the first quarter.
- Kerryon Johnson rushed for 146 yards, his second career 100-yard game (Arkansas State was the other) ... He scored his eighth and ninth career rushing touchdowns in the second quarter ... It was his second game of the season with two rushing TDs (Arkansas St.) ... Johnson finished the first half with 127 yards rushing, surpassing his career best of 124 yards against Arkansas St.
- Tony Stevens caught his fifth career TD in the third quarter, a 48-yard strike from Sean White ... It was White's sixth career touchdown pass and tied his career long from two quarters earlier ... The reception was also a career long for Stevens
- Stevens finished with a career-best 109 yards - his first 100-yard receiving game ... It is the first 100-yard receiving game for Auburn since Ricardo Louis in 2015 (137 yards vs. Ole Miss)
- Kyle Davis caught his first career touchdown in the first quarter, a 48-yard strike from Sean White ... It was White's fifth career touchdown pass and a career long pass ... Davis now has three catches of 40-plus yards and accounts for the three of the top four longest catches on the team this year.
- John Franklin III's 80-yard rushing TD was the longest play of the season for Auburn ... It ties for the 9th longest run in Auburn history and is the second-longest by an Auburn QB (Phil Gargis - 82 yards, 1976) ... Franklin's run was the first 80-yard rush for Auburn since Tre' Mason had an 86-yard run vs. Alabama A&M in 2012.
- Nate Craig-Myers caught his first career TD in the third quarter - 39 yards from John Franklin III ... It was Franklin's first career TD pass and the longest completion of his career.
- Stanton Truitt had a career-long 21-yard rush in the first quarter. His previous long was 19.
- Eli Stove had his first career catches in the game ... He finished with 20 yards on two catches ... He also had a career-long 19-yard rush in the game
- Ryan Davis had a career-long 23-yard catch in the second quarter ... Davis finished with a career-best 56 yards on five catches ... His previous bests were 5 catches and 36 yards
- Malik Miller's 4-yard TD run in the third quarter was the first TD of his career ... He finished with a career-best 45 yards on nine carries.
- Damian Lewis made his first career appearance, rushing five times for 21 yards in the fourth quarter.
- Darius James made his first start on the offensive line at Auburn, starting at left tackle
- Carl Lawson had his ninth career sack - and fourth of the year - in the first quarter.
- Tre' Williams had his first career forced fumble in the first quarter ... Johnathan Ford recovered the fumble, the first fumble recovery of his career.
- Williams led Auburn with nine tackles, one shy of a career-high.
- Johnathan Ford had three tackles to tie Kris Frost for seventh at Auburn (press box stats era, since 2004) with 247 career tackles.
- Montravius Adams upped his career sack total to 8.5 with a second quarter sack ... He now has 2.5 sacks on the year
- Javaris Davis had his first career interception in the third quarter ... It was the second interception of the season for the Auburn defense
- Gary Walker Jr. tackled ULM's quarterback in the end zone for a safety late in the fourth quarter. It was his first career tackle.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- Marcus Davis' 25-yard punt return in the first quarter was the longest of the season for Auburn.
- Montravius Adams blocked a ULM field goal in the second quarter ... It was Auburn's first blocked field goal since Blake Countess against Memphis in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl.
- With eight extra points, Daniel Carlson now has 112 career extra points, passing John Vaughn (2004-06, 110) for third on Auburn's All-Time Consecutive PAT list. He also passed Al Del Greco for fifth on the career PATs made list.
- Carlson now has 272 points kicking (53-64 FG, 113-113 PAT) during his three-year career, third all-time among kickers.
- Carson now has 278 overall points scored, third in Auburn history, passing Bo Jackson (274 points from 1982-85) and Carnell Williams (276 points from 2001-04).
- Auburn did not punt for the second time this season.