ULM vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

Oct. 2, 2010

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AUBURN NOTES

  • The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the flagpole on the northeast ramp.
  • Auburn team captains were WR Kodi Burns and S Aairon Savage.
  • ULM won the toss and deferred. Auburn chose to receive and ULM defended the south goal.
  • Kickoff was at 11:01 a.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as 80,759.
TEAM NOTES
  • Auburn now leads the all-time series with ULM 8-0. The Tigers are now 16-0 all-time against the current members of the Sun Belt Conference.
  • Auburn is now 5-0 for the second straight season, and the fourth time in the last seven years. Auburn has now started 5-0 24 times in its history.
  • Auburn scored 52 points, marking the fourth time in the past two seasons Auburn has scored more than 50 points.
  • Auburn has now won 59 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 scored first on a 50-yard rush on the second play from scrimmage, 32 seconds into the game. It marked the earliest Auburn scored in a game since Tristan Davis ran back the opening kickoff against UT Martin in 2008 with 14:46 left in the first quarter.
  • It marked the quickest Auburn has scored on a play from scrimmage since Carnell Williams scored on an 80-yard run on the opening play against Alabama in 2003.
  • Auburn has now had nine touchdowns that covered at least 35 yards this season after scoring on a 50-yard run and a 94-yard pass.
  • Auburn scored 31 first-half points, marking the second time this season the Tigers had at least 30 points by halftime. Auburn scored 35 points in the opening half against Arkansas State.
  • Auburn finished with 505 yards of total offense, marking the sixth time in the past two seasons that Auburn had at least 500 yards of offense. Prior to last season, Auburn hadn't had a 500-yard game since the 2005 season.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES
  • OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 43 games, which is six shy of the school record held by Will Herring.
  • CB T'Sharvan Bell made his first career start.
  • Cam Newton completed 14-of-19 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. He is the first player in Auburn history to throw at least two touchdown passes in each of the first five games of a season.
  • RB Mario Fannin became the 35th player in Auburn history to rush for 1,000 yards in a career, gaining 89 yards on 10 attempts, and moving his career total to 1,085 yards.
  • K Wes Byrum finished with 10 points, pushing his career total to 279 points, moving past Bo Jackson and Carnell Williams for second place in Auburn history. He needs 34 points to become Auburn's all-time leading scorer.
  • Nick Fairley had 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 quarterback sacks. He now has team highs of 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks this season.
  • True freshmen Corey Lemonier and Jake Holland both recorded sacks. It was Lemonier's second of the season and the first for Holland.
  • Onterio McCalebb's 50-yard touchdown run on Auburn's second play from scrimmage was his sixth career touchdown rush and second this year. It was the longest touchdown run of his career, surpassing a 48-yarder vs. Mississippi State in 2009.
  • Cameron Newton's 94-yard touchdown pass to Emory Blake on Auburn's second possession was the longest play from scrimmage in school history. The previous record was a 93-yard pass from Chris Todd to Terrell Zachery last season vs. Louisiana Tech.
  • The touchdown reception was the second of Blake's career and second in as many weeks.
  • Blake had his first career 100-yard receiving game, finishing with two catches for 101 yards.
  • Zac Etheridge had his first interception of the season and the second of his career in the second quarter.
  • Michael Dyer had the second rushing touchdown of his career in the second quarter, scoring from three yards out.
  • Quindarius Carr's 16-yard TD catch in the second quarter was the third TD catch of his career and his second this season.
  • Michael Goggans forced his first career fumble, and Jake Holland recorded his first career fumble recovery in the third quarter.
  • Kenneth Carter had his first career fumble recovery later in the third quarter.
  • Philip Lutzenkirchen's 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the fourth of his career and second this season.
  • Lutzenkirchen posted a career high in receptions and receiving yards, finishing with four catches for 41 yards. His 26-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest reception of his career, surpassing a 21-yard catch against Furman in 2009.
  • Mario Fannin's 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter was his first rushing touchdown of the season and the seventh of his career. It was his 16th career TD overall.
  • Barrett Trotter scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter, scoring on an 18-yard touchdown rush.