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Florida vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

Oct. 15, 2011

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Auburn Notes

• Auburn team captains were RB Onterrio McCalebb, DB T'Sharvan Bell, DE Nosa Eguae, OL John Sullen
• Auburn won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Florida defended the north end zone.
• Game time weather conditions: 77 degrees, winds from northwest 5 miles per hour with clear skies.
• The attendance was a sellout, 87,451.
• Nova flew from the flag pole prior to the game.

• Auburn has now defeated Florida three consecutive times (2011, '07, '06) for the first time since winning three years in a row from 1987-89.
• Auburn has won 12 consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is tied for the seventh longest in school history and longest winning streak at home since winning 12 in a row at home from 2000-01.
• Auburn now leads the all-time series, 43-38-2, against Florida, including a 26-8-1 mark at Auburn.
• The Tigers are 11-1 in its last 12 SEC games and 12-1 in last 13 games against SEC opponents.
• Auburn has won 20 of its last 22 games dating back to the 2010 Outback Bowl.
• Auburn has won 14 games in a row when leading at the half and is 20-2 under Gene Chizik when leading at halftime.
• The 194 yards allowed by Auburn's defense was the fewest it has allowed since surrendering 191 yards to Tennessee on Sept. 27, 2008
• The 67 rushing yards allowed was the fewest Auburn has given up since surrendering 38 to La.-Monroe on Oct. 2, 2010
• The 67 rushing yards allowed was the fewest Auburn has given up in a SEC game since allowing 38 to Mississippi State on Sept. 13, 2008
• Auburn's defense gave up six points, which was the fewest it has allowed in a Southeastern Conference game since it allowed two points at Mississippi State on Sept. 13, 2008, a 3-2 Auburn win
• The six points allowed was the fewest Auburn has allowed in a home SEC games since Oct. 27, 2007, when it allowed three points to Ole Miss in 17-3 win
• The six points allowed is the fewest Auburn has allowed to a Florida team since holding it scoreless in a 16-0 win in Gainesville, Fla., on Oct. 29, 1988
• Auburn held Florida to six first half points, which marks the third time in the last four games that the defense has kept the opponent to six points in the first half. The Tigers held Florida Atlanta and South Carolina both to six points in the first 30 minutes of the game (both wins).
• Auburn did not allow any points in the second half, the first time Auburn has shutout an SEC opponent in a second half since Oct. 27, 2007, a 17-3 win over Ole Miss
• Auburn's defense had one interception in the first three games and six in the last three and a half games.
• The Tigers forced two first quarter turnovers and have forced seven in the last two and a half games.

• WR DeAngelo Benton's 25-yard touchdown reception with 2:11 in the first quarter was his first career TD reception.
• Benton had two receptions for 33 yards and one TD in the first half. It is the most receptions in a game for Benton since catching six balls for 88 yards against Furman in 2009.
• LB Eltoro Freeman made his first start of the season and sixth of his career. It was his first start since 2010 at Alabama.
• DB T'Sharvan Bell's interception on the second play of the game was his first of the season and fifth of his career. Bell's last interception was against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship game when he returned it 10 yards for a touchdown.
Daren Bates' fumble recovery on Florida's muffed punt in the first quarter was the second of his career and first since his freshman year.
• WR Quindarius Carr's 42-yard reception in the third quarter was his third career reception of 40 yards or longer.
• RB Onterrio McCalebb's 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his first of the season and 13 th of his career. It was his first rushing TD since the 2010 Georgia game.
• DE Corey Corey Lemonier had six tackles, three of which were for a loss (-20 yards) (two sacks for a total of minus 16 yards), and four quarterback hurries.

Florida Notes

Team Notes
- Florida suffered its third-consecutive defeat, each to a ranked team (No. 3 Alabama, No. 1 LSU, No. 24 Auburn).
- The Gators registered eight tackles for loss (totaling 26 yards), matching their highest total in an SEC game this season (8 at Kentucky).
- UF's defense limited Auburn to 1-for-13 on third-down conversions.
- With punter Kyle Christy seeing his first action, the Gators have now had 14 true freshmen play this season.
- Florida forced a three-and-out on Auburn's first possession, the third time this year that the Gators had forced an opponent to punt after three plays on its opening drive (UAB, Kentucky).
- Florida narrowly won the time of possession battle - 30:33-29:27.
- The Gators had nine quarterback hurries and one sack.

Individual Notes
- Freshman Hunter Joyer made his first career start at fullback.
- Freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett started for the second-straight contest and was 5-for-10 for 45 yards and an interception.
- Freshman quarterback Jeff Driskel was 9-for-18 for 75 yards.- Freshman Kyle Christy had his first collegiate punt for 43 yards in the first quarter.
- Christy's second punt traveled 67 yards, the longest by a Gator this season and the third-longest on the road in school history.
- Christy punted seven times for 323 yards and an average of 46.1 yards. Four of the kicks landed inside of Auburn's 20-yard line and three were 50 yards or longer.
- Redshirt junior Caleb Sturgis put Florida on the board with a 47-yard field goal with 10:28 left in the second quarter.
- Sturgis brought the Gators within 7-6 with a 25-yard field goal with 2:33 left until halftime.
- Sturgis is now 15-for-16 (.938) on the season and has at least one field goal in all seven of the Gators' games this season.
- He is 4-for-4 between 40-49 yards and 7-for-7 between 20-29 yards this season and his lone miss of the year was a 52-yard attempt against Alabama.
- Sophomore Dominique Easley collected his first career sack in the second quarter.
- Redshirt junior Frankie Hammond, Jr., had a season-high four receptions for 40 yards and sophomore Trey Burton equaled his season best of four catches for 23 yards.
- Redshirt senior Chris Rainey carried 16 times for 33 yards and had a kick return of 36 yards.
- Redshirt sophomore Andre Debose had two kick returns for 52 yards (26.0 avg.), with a long return of 32 yards.
- Redshirt senior Deonte Thompson matched his season-best total of three receptions and had 16 yards.
- Sophomore Matt Elam and junior Jonathan Bostic tied for the team lead with nine tackles apiece.
- Elam and redshirt junior Lerentee McCray each had two tackles for loss.
- Redshirt junior Omar Hunter's five tackles were one shy of his career high set against Arkansas in 2009.

- Today's attendance: 87,451
- Game Captains: Junior Mike Gillislee (RB), senior William Green (DE) redshirt junior Lerentee McCray (DE) and redshirt senior Chris Rainey (RB)
- Weather at Kickoff: 77ºF, winds from the NW 5 mph gusting to 10 mph, 33 percent humidity



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