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Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. LSU
October 24, 2009
• Auburn team captains were QB Chris Todd, DE Antonio Coleman and CB Walter McFadden.
• LSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn received to start the game, and LSU defended the north end zone.
• Kickoff was at 6:34 p.m. CT.
• Attendance was announced as 92,654.
· LSU now leads the all-time series, 24-19-1.
· Auburn is now 5-14-1 all-time in Baton Rouge, and has dropped its last five games in Tiger Stadium.
· LSU scored first on a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Auburn is now 2-2 this season when its opponent scores first.
· Auburn trailed 17-0 at the half. The Tigers are now 1-2 this season when trailing at the half.
· Auburn trailed 31-3 after three quarters. The Tigers are 1-2 this season when trailing after three periods.
· Auburn was shut out in the first half for the first time this season.
· Eltoro Freeman finished with a career-high 12 tackles. He surpassed his season output through the team’s first seven games by halftime, when he had eight tackles. Freeman had seven tackles this season entering the game.
· Ben Tate moved closer to becoming the fifth Auburn player with 3,000 career rushing yards. Tate finished with 67 yards rushing, and now has 2,882 yards for his career
· Zac Etheridge forced a fumble that Craig Stevens recovered in the second quarter. It marked the fourth forced fumble of Etheridge’s career, and the second fumble recovery of Stevens’ career.
· Antonio Coleman was credited with half a sack twice in the second quarter, and now has 18.0 quarterback sacks during his career, which puts him in sole possession of sixth place on Auburn’s career sacks list.
· Wes Byrum’s 24-yard field goal in the third quarter was the 40th field goal of his career, and 12th this year in 13 attempts. He ranks fifth in school history with 40 career field goals, and needs just 10 more to tie John Vaughn for the school record.
· Byrum’s four points scored pushed his career total to 207, moving him past Stephen Davis (1993-95) for eighth in Auburn history in career points scored.
· Neil Caudle threw his first career touchdown pass late in the game, connecting with Philip Lutzenkirchen from the 1-yard line.
· The touchdown catch by Lutzenkirchen was the second of his career.
· Emory Blake caught his first career pass late in the game, hauling in a 16-yard reception from Caudle.