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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Oct. 13, 2007

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Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Arkansas
Razorback Stadium

  • Auburn team captains were RB Brad Lester, DB Eric Brock and H Matthew Motley.
  • Arkansas won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn elected to receive.
  • Kickoff was at 11:34 a.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as 72,463.
  • TEAM NOTES

    • Auburn now leads the series with Arkansas 10-6-1 and has a 5-3 lead in games played in Fayetteville.
    • Auburn has now won its last 15 games when wearing all white uniforms.
    • Auburn is now 14-1 since 2004 in games against SEC teams played outside of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    • Auburn is now 3-0 this season in games televised by ESPN.
    • Auburn is now 22-12 in games played in October during the Tommy Tuberville era, and has won 22 of its last 28 games.
    • Auburn held Arkansas to 193 yards of offense, which was a season low for an Auburn opponent. The previous low was 213 by Mississippi State Sept. 15.
    • Auburn held Arkansas to 67 yards rushing, which was 271.4 below the Razorbacks* season average of 338.4.
    • Auburn has now scored in 57 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is the third-longest streak in team history and one game short of tying the second-longest streak.
    • Auburn scored on its opening drive for the third straight week, going 67 yards in 14 plays and using 6:12 before settling for a 22-yard Wes Byrum field goal. It was the first time in the last three games that Auburn did not score a touchdown on its opening drive.
    • Auburn did not allow a point in the first half for the third consecutive game. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 45-0 in the first half of their last three games.
    • Auburn has had the lead at the half in every game this season.
    • Auburn led 3-0 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 4-2 when leading after three quarters.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

    • Freshman place-kicker Wes Byrum kicked his second game-winning field goal in three games to beat Arkansas 9-7 on the 20-yarder. He nailed a 43-yard game-winner as time expired in a 20-17 upset at No. 4 Florida Sept. 29.
    • Sen*Derrick Marks, Rodgeriqus Smith and Josh Thompson all started their 20th consecutive games.
    • Brad Lester just missed rushing for a career-high with 89 yards vs. Arkansas. Lester*s career best was a 94-yard effort last season against Florida.
    • Tray Blackmon finished with a career high nine tackles, six solo.
    • Wes Byrum made field goals from 20, 22 and 38 yards, giving him 11 field goals made this season.
    • Jonathan Wilhite*s sack on Arkansas* first possession was the first sack of his career.
    • Brandon Cox passed Pat Sullivan for third in Auburn history in career pass completions. Cox now has 456 pass completions in his career.
    • Ben Tate rushed for 81 of his 91 yards in the second half.
    • Sophomore Jerraud Powers made the first interception of his career on the final play of the game to seal the Tigers* win.

     

     

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