Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23 - Game Notes
Oct. 7, 2017
NO. 12 AUBURN VS. OLE MISS
NO. 12 AUBURN VS. OLE MISS
October 7, 2017
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL
- Captains: Austin Golson, Braden Smith, Tre' Williams
- Weather: 80 degrees, scattered clouds at kickoff
- Coin Toss: Auburn won toss, deferred to second half. Auburn defends south goal.
- Eagle flight: Spirit from flagpole
- Attendance: 86,700
- Former Auburn SID Buddy Davidson was honored prior to the game for attending his 700th consecutive Auburn football game, a streak that began Nov. 2, 1957.
- Auburn has won three straight SEC games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1987 (29-6 over Florida; 38-7 over Mississippi State; 48-15 over Vanderbilt).
- The last time Auburn scored 40+ points against three straight SEC opponents came across the 2013 and 2014 seasons: 59 vs. Missouri (2013 SEC Championship), then 45 vs. Arkansas and 41 vs. LSU to open 2014.
- Auburn has scored 40+ points in three straight games for the first time since 2013 – 62 vs. Western Carolina, 45 at #7 Texas A&M, 45 vs. Florida Atlantic.
- Auburn's 144 points in its first three SEC games (51 vs. Missouri, 49 vs, Mississippi State, 44 today) are the most in the first three SEC games in Auburn history. (Previous: 114 in 1983 – beat Tennessee 37-14, Kentucky 49-21, MSU 28-13.)
- >Auburn is now 31-11 all-time against Ole Miss, including a 15-3 advantage at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Ten of the last 14 games in the series have been decided by double-digits, including five by at least 20 points.
- Auburn's first possession of the game was its longest touchdown-scoring drive of the year by time (5:06).
- The Tigers' 194 yards in the first quarter were Auburn's most in any quarter this season.
- Auburn's 391 first-half yards were the second-most in a first half in an SEC game in Auburn history.
- Auburn finished with a season-high 561 total yards and, with 511 yards last week vs. Mississippi State, has 500+ yards in back-to-back games. (Last time: vs. Arkansas  and Ole Miss  in 2016)
- Auburn has held opponents without a first-quarter touchdown in 10 of its last 11 games.
- Auburn's 32-point halftime lead was its fourth-largest in an SEC game in history.
- In SEC play, Auburn is 14-of-14 in the red zone with 12 touchdowns.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES - OFFENSE
- Kerryon Johnson scored 3 touchdowns on the day, giving him 12 on the season and 27 in his career.
- Johnson has scored 11 rushing touchdowns in the last three games (5 at Missouri; 3 vs. Mississippi State, 3 vs. Ole Miss). The last Auburn player to rush for 11 TDs in three games was Peyton Barber in 2015 (5 vs. San Jose State, 2 at Kentucky, 4 vs. Arkansas).
- Johnson moved up to 27th in career rushing; he now has 1,607 yards. Today he passed Monk Gafford (1,414), Kamryn Pettway (1,432), Cam Newton (1,473), Tommy Lorino (1,486), Terry Henley (1,534) and Rudi Johnson (1,567).
- Johnson rushed 28 times for 204 yards, both career-highs. It was his sixth career 100-yard game and third of the season. He also had a career-high 227 all-purpose yards (Previous; 146 rushing vs. ULM, 2016; 182 all-purpose vs. LSU, 2016).
- Johnson's 204 yards were the most by an Auburn running back since Kamryn Pettway had 236 at Ole Miss in 2016.
- Jarrett Stidham finished 14-of-21 passing for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns. In his last four games, Stidham is 72-of-91 (79.1%) for 1,081 yards and 5 TDs.
- Stidham's 75-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Davis in the first quarter was a career-long reception for Davis and the longest completion for Stidham at Auburn.
- Davis' touchdown catch was Auburn's longest play from scrimmage this season. It was also the longest touchdown reception by an Auburn player since Jason Smith caught a 77-yard pass from Jeremy Johnson vs. Alabama in 2015.
- It was Davis' third receiving touchdown of the season, matching the team leader for Auburn from 2016 (Tony Stevens).
- Davis now has 31 receptions on the season, which matches Tony Stevens' team-leading total from 2016.
- Darius Slayton's 19-yard touchdown catch on the first play of the second quarter was his second career TD.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES - DEFENSE
- Jamel Dean had a career-high 7 tackles (previous: 4, twice; last vs. Mississippi State)
- Derrick Brown had 2.0 tackles for loss, including half a sack, tying a career-high. He also tied a career-high with 6 total tackles. Brown now has 3.5 career sacks.
- Jeff Holland recorded half a sack, giving him 7.0 for his career and 4.0 this season.
- Jordyn Peters had a career-high 3 tackles.
- Chandler Wooten had four tackles, doubling his previous career-high of 2 set last week vs. Mississippi State.
- Travion Leonard had a career-high 2 tackles.
- Devin Guice and Jacob Roberts had their first career tackles.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES – SPECIAL TEAMS
- Daniel Carlson became the SEC's all-time scoring leader with 14 points today (3 FG, 5 PAT), giving him 413 career points. He passed former Georgia kickers Marshall Morgan (407), Billy Bennett (409) and Blair Walsh (412) on the all-time SEC scoring list to set the new record.
- Carlson extended his SEC record for consecutive extra points with 5 PATs today. He is now a perfect 167-of-167 on extra-point attempts in his career.
- As a team, Auburn has 194 consecutive PATs converted, the fourth-longest active streak nationally.
- Noah Igbinoghene returned the second-half kickoff 70 yards; the longest non-scoring kickoff return for Auburn since 2010.