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Auburn Postgame Notes

Auburn vs. Ole Miss

Jordan-Hare Stadium

October 27, 2007

                                                                                                                 

• The pre-game flight was made by Spirit from the flagpole.

• Auburn team captains were WR Rodgeriqus Smith, DE Quentin Groves and H Matthew Motley.

• Ole Miss won the coin toss and elected to receive.  Auburn chose to defend the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 5:04 p.m. CT.                                          

• Attendance was listed as a capacity crowd of 87,451.           

 

TEAM NOTES

·         Auburn leads the series against Ole Miss 24-8. The Tigers have won four in a row and are 11-2 in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

·         With six victories, Auburn is now eligible to go to a bowl game for the eighth year in a row.

·         Auburn has now scored in 59 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is the second-longest streak in team history. The record is 149 straight games from Oct. 4, 1980 through Nov. 14, 1992.

·         Auburn held Ole Miss to just eight yards of total offense and no first downs on nine plays in the first quarter (eight yards rushing, no yards passing). Auburn held the ball for 11:28 in the first quarter to 3:32 for Ole Miss.

·         Auburn led 7-3 at the half. The Tigers have led at halftime in every game this season.

·         Auburn held its opponent to seven points or less in the first half for the fifth straight game. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 69-10 in the first half of the last five games.

·         Auburn led 10-3 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 5-3 when leading after three quarters.

·         Auburn outgained Ole Miss 154-21 in the third quarter. 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES          

·         Rodgeriqus Smith finished with 111 yards receiving to mark a career high. His previous best was 102 which he earned at Florida this season. Smith moved up two spots to 18th in Auburn history with 1,125 career receiving yards.

·         Brad Lester finished with 96 rushing yards marking a new career high.  His previous career high was 94 yards last season against Florida.

·         Brandon Cox passed Pat Sullivan for third on Auburn's career passing yardage list after passing for 189 yards. Cox now has 6,331 career yards passing.

·         Cox tied Stan White for third in Auburn history with 40 career touchdown passes.

·         Antonio Coleman had his fifth and sixth sacks of the year.

·         Mario Fannin's 27-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest pass reception of his career.

·         Brad Lester's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was his 17th career rushing touchdown and the 20th total touchdown of his career.

·         Wes Byrum's 36-yard field goal in the third quarter was his 13th field goal of the season.

·         Early in the fourth quarter, Byrum became the second Auburn player this season to have his first career punt downed on the 1-yard line, joining Patrick Tatum who accomplished the feat against South Florida.

·         Cole Bennett's 18-yard reception in the third quarter was his longest of the season.

·         Patrick Lee's interception midway through the fourth quarter was his fourth of the season and the fifth of his career.