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Auburn vs. Mississippi Notes

Oct. 28, 2006

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Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Ole Miss
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Saturday, October 28, 2006

  • Auburn team captains were OL Tim Duckworth, DE Quentin Groves and H Matthew Motley.
  • Auburn won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Ole Miss elected to receive.
  • Kickoff was at 11:35 a.m. CT.
  • Attendance was announced at 55,211.
  • The Auburn-Arkansas State game on Nov. 4 will kick off at 1:30 p.m. CT and will be available on pay-per-view. Fans can contact their local cable provider for ordering information. Direct TV and Dish Network customers in Alabama and Arkansas may order through their satellite provider. Large C-band dish owners in Alabama and Arkansas may call 1-800-TV-STARS to order the game.


  • Auburn now leads the all-time series 23-8, and the Tigers are 8-1 in games played in Oxford and have won the last seven games.
  • Auburn has now won 21 of its last 23 SEC regular-season games, and 22 of its last 24 games against SEC opponents counting the 2004 SEC Championship game.
  • Auburn is now 3-0 in road games this season. The Tigers have now won 10 of their last 11 SEC road games.
  • Auburn has now won 30 games during the past three seasons, tying the school record for most wins in a three-year period (2003-05).
  • Auburn has now won at least eight games for five straight seasons. The Tigers have won eight or more games 38 times during their history, including 20 times since 1982.
  • Since the start of the 2004 season, Auburn has now held 26 of 34 opponents to 20 or fewer points.
  • Under Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is now 60-4 when scoring 20 or more points in a game, including a 58-3 mark in the regular season.
  • Ole Miss scored the game's first points. Auburn is now 2-1 this season when its opponent scores first.
  • Auburn's opening drive of 15 plays and 69 yards that took 7:46 off the clock was the Tigers' second-longest drive of the season in terms of both plays and yards. Auburn had a 17-play drive that lasted 8:38 in the third quarter at South Carolina.
  • Auburn committed two turnovers in the first half (one interception, one fumble). It marked just the second game this season that Auburn has committed more than one turnover. Auburn lost two fumbles at Mississippi State Sept. 9.
  • Today's game marked the first time this season that Auburn was tied at the half.
  • Auburn led 17-10 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 8-0 this season when leading after three quarters.


  • Will Herring started his 45th consecutive game, which is two shy of the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99), and ties him for the second-longest streak in Auburn history with Stan White (1990-93).
  • Rodgeriqus Smith's 13-yard touchdown reception on Auburn's opening drive was his third touchdown reception of the season.
  • Brandon Cox's 13-yard TD pass to Rodgeriqus Smith was the 28th touchdown pass of his career, tying him for sixth place in Auburn history with Ben Leard (1997-2000).
  • Cox threw for a season-high 253 yards, moving past Ben Leard for seventh in Auburn history with 4345 career passing yards. Cox's previous season high was 249 yards at Mississippi State.
  • Courtney Taylor finished with eight catches for for a season-high 108 yards. The 108 yards just missed his career-high of 111 yards receiving vs. Tennessee in the 2004 SEC Championship game. Taylor now has 142 career receptions, moving past Terry Beasley (141 from 1969-71) and Tyrone Goodson (136 from 1993-97) for second in Auburn history in career receptions, and now has 1,902 career receiving yards, passing Lawyer Tillman (1985-88) for sixth in school history in career receiving yards.
  • Taylor has now had at least five receptions in four consecutive games. It marked the third time in his career he had at least 100 yards receiving and the second time this season (103 at Mississippi State). In fact, Taylor is averaging 8.5 catches for 105.5 yards in the state of Mississippi this season, at Miss. State Sept. 9 and vs. Ole Miss Oct. 28.
  • Kenny Irons rushed for 106 yards, moving up two spots to 13th in Auburn history in career rushing yards with 1,980. It was the 11th 100-yard rushing game of his career, including the third this season. He had 117 yards rushing at South Carolina Sept. 28 and 183 yards rushing vs. Washington State in the season opener Sept. 2.
  • Carl Stewart had a 23-yard reception in the first quarter. It was his fourth reception of the season for at least 19 yards.
  • Brandon Cox threw just his third interception of the season in the second quarter. He had thrown 112 consecutive passes without an interception dating back to the first quarter of Auburn's game against Buffalo Sept. 23.
  • Eric Brock's third-quarter interception was his second of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Brad Lester's six-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his seventh rushing touchdown of the season and his 15th career touchdown.
  • Aairon Savage had his first career interception late in the third quarter.
  • John Vaughn had three field goals giving him 47 for his career, passing Damon Duval (1999-2002) and Win Lyle (1987-89) for the Auburn record for most field goals in a career.


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