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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Florida

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Saturday, October 14, 2006

 

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

• Auburn team captains were RB Tre Smith, LB Karibe Dede and H Matthew Motley.

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


 

 

• Kickoff was at 6:48 p.m. ET.

• Attendance was announced at 87,451. It was Auburn's fourth sellout of the season.

 

 

TEAM NOTES

·          Auburn now leads the all-time series 41-38-1 and is 25-8-1 against Florida in Auburn.

·          Auburn has now won eight of its last nine games against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, including six straight home victories.

·          Auburn is now 7-7-1 all-time at Jordan-Hare Stadium against teams ranked in the AP top five, with four of the seven wins coming against Florida. Tommy Tuberville is 3-0 in home games against top five teams.

·          Auburn's victory over No. 2 Florida marked the highest-ranked team that the Tigers have defeated since Auburn earned a 23-20 victory over then-No. 1 Florida in 2001.

·          Auburn is now 3-1 in home games when ESPN's College GameDay is in attendance.

·          Auburn has now won 20 of its last 22 SEC regular-season games, and 21 of its last 23 games against SEC opponents counting the 2004 SEC Championship game.

·          Auburn is now 58-4 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points, including a 56-3 mark in the regular season.

·          Auburn scored the game's first points on a 22-yard John Vaughn field goal. The Tigers are now 5-0 this season when scoring first.

·          The safety recorded by Auburn was the first for the Tigers since a team safety against The Citadel in 2004.

·          Auburn had 221 yards of offense in the first half, surpassing the Tigers' total from last week's entire game against Arkansas, when Auburn finished with 213 yards of offense.

·          Auburn trailed 17-11 at the half. The Tigers are now 2-1 this season when trailing at the half, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat LSU, 7-3, and now coming back to defeat Florida 27-17.

·          Auburn led 18-17 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 6-0 this season when leading after three quarters.

·          The 27-17 victory over Florida marked the first time since the Nov. 18, 2000, 9-0, victory over Alabama that the Tigers have defeated its opponent without scoring an offensive touchdown. 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

                                 

·          Will Herring started his 43rd consecutive game, which is four shy of the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).

·          John Vaughn scored 13 points, pushing his career points total to 276 and is now tied with Carnell Williams for Auburn's all-time scoring record.

·          Vaughn's four field goals pushed his career total to 43, moving him ahead Al Del Greco for second in Auburn history.  He needs just two more to tie with Damon Duval (45). 

·          It marked the fourth time in Vaughn's career that he has kicked at least three field goals in a game. He booted three vs. Virginia Tech in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, three vs. Western Kentucky in 2005 and four in the 2006 season opener vs. Washington State.

·          Carl Stewart's 24-yard reception in the first quarter was his second-longest reception of the season. He had a 54-yard reception vs. Buffalo.

·          Tristan Davis' 58-yard kickoff return in the second quarter was the longest return of his career. His previous long was a 37-yard return vs. Washington State in this year's season opener. It was the second-longest return by a Tiger this year - Brad Lester returned a kick 68 yards vs. Arkansas.

·          Davis had 124 kickoff return yards in the first half, which was just 31 shy of the Auburn single-game school record of 155 set by Robert Beaird vs. Alabama in 1965 on six returns.

·          Brad Lester's 33-yard rush in the second quarter was his longest run of the season. His previous long was a 20-yard carry at Mississippi State.

·          Quentin Groves had three sacks in the third quarter, pushing his career total to 19.5, moving him into fourth place in Auburn history in career sacks.

·          Tre Smith's 15-yard return of a blocked punt for a touchdown was the first blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Auburn since Justin Fetsko scored in 2003 vs. Louisiana-Monroe.

·          Jerraud Powers blocked the punt, giving Auburn its first blocked punt of the season and first since Anthony Mix blocked one at Kentucky in 2005.

·          Tray Blackmon had a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter while playing in his first collegiate game.

·          Eric Brock's fourth quarter interception, 26-yard return, is his first of the season and third in his career.   

·          Brad Lester's 94 yards (on 17 carries) is a new personal best.