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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Arkansas

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Saturday, October 7, 2006


• The pre-game flight today was made by Nova from the flagpole in the northeast corner.

• Auburn team captains were OG Ben Grubbs, DE Marquies Gunn and H Matthew Motley.

Arkansas won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn elected to receive and will defend the south end zone.



• Kickoff was at 11:10 a.m. ET.

• Attendance was announced at 87,451.




·          Arkansas' Darren McFadden scored the first rushing touchdown allowed by Auburn this season in the second quarter. Auburn had been one of just two teams to not allow a rushing touchdown this year.

·          The 17 points allowed by Auburn in the first half is the most allowed by Auburn in the first half against an SEC opponent since LSU scored 21 points in the first half Oct. 25, 2003.

·          Auburn's 17-10 deficit at the half was the Tigers' largest halftime deficit against an SEC opponent since the Tigers trailed 13-0 at the half at Georgia in 2003.

·          Auburn's halftime deficit marked the second time this season Auburn has trailed at the half. LSU held a 3-0 halftime lead Sept. 16.

·          Auburn trailed 24-10 at the end of the third quarter, marking the first time this season the Tigers have trailed at the half.





·          Will Herring started his 42nd consecutive game, which is five shy of the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).

·          Jason Bosley made his first career start at center.

·          John Vaughn became Auburn's all-time leader for points scored kicking, passing Damon Duval (1999-2002) by scoring 4 points to push his career total to 263. Vaughn trails Carnell Williams by just 13 points to become Auburn's all-time leading scorer.

·          Rodgeriqus Smith had a career-high four receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. His previous high for receptions was two on five occasions.

·          Smtih's 24-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was his second receiving touchdown of the season.

·          Brandon Cox threw his 24th career touchdown pass in the second quarter, moving him into a tie for eighth on Auburn's career list with Jeff Burger (1984-87).

·          Courtney Taylor finished with five receptions, moving him into fourth place in Auburn history with 124 career receptions, passing Frank Sanders, who had 121 from 1991-94.

·          Kenny Irons finished with 75 yards rushing, moving him past Tommie Agee (1983-86) into 15th in Auburn history with 1807 career yards.

·          Brad Lester's 68-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was the second-longest return of his career. He had a 93-yard kickoff return for a score last season against Ball State.


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