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Oct. 4, 2008

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  • Auburn team captains were RB Tristan Davis, DE Antonio Coleman and DS Robert Shiver.
  • Vanderbilt won the coin toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the north end zone.
  • Kickoff was at 5:02 p.m. CT

Team Notes

  • Auburn scored first on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Chris Todd to Rodgeriqus Smith in the first quarter. It marked the fifth time in six games that Auburn scored first, with the only exception being the LSU game.
  • Auburn outscored Vanderbilt 13-0 in the first quarter. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 34-3 in the first quarter this season.
  • Vanderbilt became the first team to score a touchdown in the first half against Auburn this year, scoring on a 15-yard pass with just 39 seconds left in the first half. Auburn had allowed just three field goals in the first half this season prior to that play.
  • Auburn trailed 14-13 after three quarters. The Tigers are now 0-2 this season when trailing after three periods.
Individual Notes
  • Chris Todd had the first multiple-touchdown effort of his Auburn career with two touchdown passes. He had three touchdown passes this season entering the game.
  • Rodgeriqus Smith became the seventh player in Auburn history to accumulate 100 career receptions with a two-yard catch in the first quarter. Smith now has 103 career receptions, which ranks sixth in school history.
  • Smith's seven-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first of the season and the 10th of his career.
  • Jerraud Powers' interception in the first quarter was his second of the season and the sixth of his career. It was the first interception of a Vanderbilt quarterback this season.
  • Mario Fannin's 28-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was his first of the year and the third of his career. It was his eighth career touchdown rushing or receiving.
  • Ben Tate had a season-high 21 rushes in the first half and finished with a career-high 27 carries. Tate's previous season high was 20 rushes in the LSU game and his previous career high was 26 rushes against Tulane in 2006.
  • Tate finished with 108 yards rushing, marking his fifth career 100-yard rushing game and second of the season. He moved up two spots to 16th on Auburn's career rushing list, and now has 1,796 rushing yards during his career.