Auburn-LSU Notes

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Oct. 20, 2007

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  • Auburn team captains were OG Tyronne Green, DB Jonathan Wilhite and H Matthew Motley.
  • Arkansas won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn elected to receive.
  • Kickoff was at 8:10 p.m. CT.
  • Attendance was listed as 92,630.

TEAM NOTES

  • Auburn now trails the series with LSU 21-20-1. The home team has won the last eight meetings.
  • The last four Auburn-LSU games have been decided by a total of 14 points.
  • Auburn is now 2-1 in road games this season and had its school record eight consecutive road game win streak broken dating back to
  • Auburns last appearance in Tiger Stadium in 2005.
  • Auburn has now won nine of its last 11 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10, and its five-game road winning streak came to an end..
  • Auburn is now 4-1 under Tommy Tuberville in games against teams ranked in the top five of the Associated Press poll.
  • Auburn is now 65-6 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points, including a 63-4 mark in the regular season.
  • Auburn scored on its opening drive for the fourth straight week, going 63 yards and 11 plays and using 4:50 before scoring on a 17-yard touchdown pass to Montez Billings. Auburn also scored touchdowns on its opening drives at Florida and vs. Vanderbilt, and kicked a field goal at Arkansas.
  • Auburn has now scored in 58 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is tied for the second-longest streak in team history. The record is 149 straight games from Oct. 4, 1980 through Nov. 14, 1992.
  • The 46-yard touchdown reception by LSUs Keiland Williams was the first score allowed by Auburn in the first half of its last four games.
  • Auburns 90-yard drive in the second quarter that resulted in Wes Byrums 22-yard field goal was the Tigers second-longest drive of the season. Auburn had a 92-yard drive against Vanderbilt.
  • Auburn outscored LSU 10-0 in the second quarter and now owns an edge of 72-16 in the second quarter this season.
  • Auburn led 17-7 at the half. The Tigers have led at the half in every game this season.
  • Auburn led 17-13 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 4-3 this season when leading after three quarters.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • With a sack with 36 seconds left in the first half, Quentin
  • Groves tied the Auburn record for career sacks with 26. He tied the record set by Gerald Robinson (1982-85).
  • With 199 yards passing, Brandon Cox moved past Dameyune Craig
  • into fourth in Auburn history in career passing yardage. Cox now has 6142 yards.
  • With a pair of touchdown passes tonight to Montez Billings and to Rod Smith, Brandon Cox moved into a tie for fourth with Dameyune
  • Craig with 39 career touchdown passes. He is one behind Stan White for a tie for third.
  • With 68 yards rushing, Brad Lester pushed his career total to 1104 yards, moving past Charlie Hataway, Bobby Hoppe, Tucker
  • Frederickson and George Peoples into 28th on Auburns career rushing yardage list.
  • Ben Tate is the second Auburn running back to reach 1,000 career yards this season after Brad Lester reached the mark last Saturday at Arkansas.
  • Josh Thompson finished with a career-high 10 tackles. It was his first career double-digit tackle effort.
  • Montez Billings 17-yard touchdown reception on Auburns opening drive was his first career touchdown.
  • Billings 31-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career, surpassing a 25-yard catch against Florida.
  • Billings finished with a career-high 78 receiving yards, breaking his previous career high of 56 at Florida by halftime, when he
  • already had 65 yards. He also finished with a career-high six catches, bettering his mark of five catches last Saturday at Arkansas.
  • Jerraud Powers fumble recovery in the second quarter was his first of the season and the second of his career. He returned it 36 yards to the 3-yard line, marking the longest fumble return of the season for Auburn, surpassing a 34-yard return by Antonio Coleman vs. Kansas State.
  • The fumble was forced by Zac Etheridge, which was his second forced fumble of the season.
  • Carl Stewarts 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his first rushing touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career.
  • He has also had two receiving touchdowns during his career.
  • Wes Byrums 22-yard field goal in the second quarter was his 12th of the season.
  • Patrick Lees interception in the third quarter was his third of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Brandon Coxs 5-yard TD pass to Rod Smith was Smiths fourth touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career.
  • Rodgeriqus Smith became the 21st player in Auburn history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards with 56 yards receiving vs. LSU, giving him 1014 receiving yards for his career.