Auburn vs. Kentucky Postgame Notes
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Oct. 9, 2010

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AUBURN NOTES

  • Auburn team captains were OG Mike Berry, DL Mike Blanc and K Wes Byrum.
  • Kentucky won the toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the west goal.
  • Kickoff was at 6:36 p.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as 70,776.
  • Auburn is now bowl eligible.
TEAM NOTES
  • Auburn's 19-play, 86-yard game winning-drive to run out the clock is tied for the second longest drive by plays with the Tigers' game Ole Miss in 1985. The 20-play drive vs. West Virginia in 2008 is the most.
  • Auburn now leads the all-time series with Kentucky 25-6-1, and is 12-4 in Lexington. The Tigers have won on their last eight trips to Lexington.
  • Auburn is now 7-0 for the first time since 2004 and the fifth time in the last 18 seasons.
  • Kentucky scored first on a 2-yard touchdown run on the opening drive. It marked the third time this season that Auburn's opponent scored first (Arkansas State, Clemson).
  • Auburn has now won 60 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 a touchdown on its opening drive, marking the third straight game and fourth time this season that the Tigers scored a TD on their opening drive.
  • Auburn scored 31 points in the first half, marking the third time this season the Tigers have scored at least 31 first-half points. It marked the most first-half points in a conference game by Auburn since scoring 31 against South Carolina on Oct. 1, 2005.
  • It also marked the second straight game that Auburn scored at least 30 points in the first half, marking the first time Auburn accomplished that since 1995 (35 vs. Kentucky, 31 vs. Mississippi State).
  • Auburn has now led at the half in four of its six games.
  • The score was tied 31-31 after three quarters, marking the first time this season Auburn was tied after three quarters. The only time Auburn trailed after three periods was vs. South Carolina.
  • Auburn has allowed just 13 fourth-quarter points this season, with the three Kentucky scored being the first for an SEC team.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES
  • Wes Byrum connected on his fifth game-winning field goal of his career with the 24 yarder as time ran out. He also had game-winning field goals at Florida and at Arkansas, both in 2007, vs. Northwestern in OT in the 2010 Outback Bowl and vs. Clemson in OT this season.
  • OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 44 games, which is five shy of the school record held by Will Herring.
  • Cam Newton rushed for 198 yards on 28 carries, marking his third 100-yard rushing game this season. Entering this season, Auburn quarterbacks had only six 100-yard rushing games in school history.
  • Newton scored on a 16-yard TD run on Auburn's opening drive, an 8-yard TD run on Auburn's second drive, a 5-yarder on the third drive and a 3-yard TD run shortly before halftime. He tied the school record for rushing TDs in a game by a quarterback held by Phil Gargis against Florida State in 1976.
  • With four TD runs, Newton has been responsible for 21 TDs (12 passing, nine rushing) this season, which already ranks him eighth on Auburn's single-season record list.
  • Darvin Adams finished with 5 catches for 101 yards, and passed Ben Obomanu (2002-05), Alexander Wright (1986-89) and Devin Aromashodu (2002-05) for 12th place in Auburn history for career receiving yards. Adams now has 1390 career receiving yards.
  • Wes Byrum scored 13 points, and now needs 21 points to pass John Vaughn (2003-06) and become Auburn's all-time leading scorer. Byrum now has 292 points for his career.
  • Byrum's kicked field goals of 38 and 19 yards, giving him 50 career field goals, which ties the school record held by Vaughn.
  • Demond Washington has 70 kickoff return yards, passing current teammate Mario Fannin and Tim Carter (1998-2001) and tying Robert Baker (1995-96) for fith on Auburn's career kickoff return yardage list with 1045 yards.
  • Michael Dyer's 27-yard run on Auburn's second possession was the longest rush of his career. His previous long was a 23-yard run against Clemson.
  • Daren Bates forced his second fumble of the season in the second quarter, and it was recovered by Craig Stevens for his first recovery of the season and third of his career.
  • True freshman Steven Clark saw his first career action in the third quarter with a 32-yard punt.
  • Nick Fairley extended his streak of having at least one tackle for loss in every game this season.