Oct. 29, 2011
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Auburn team captains were TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, RB Onterio McCalebb, DE Nosa Eguae and LB Daren Bates.
Ole Miss won the toss and elected to receive. Auburn defended the north end zone.
Game time weather conditions: 61 degrees, winds from the north 8 miles per hour with clear skies.
The attendance was 85,347.
Nova flew from the flag pole prior to the game.
With the win, Auburn is now 27-9 all-time against Ole Miss, including a 13-2 mark in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Auburn extended its Jordan-Hare Stadium winning streak to 13 games, its longest home winning streak since winning 13 straight from 1993-94. It is tied for the sixth longest home winning streak in school history.
Auburn had one interception on the night. The Tigers have now won 16 games in a row when intercepting a pass. During the Gene Chizik Era, Auburn is 19-1 when intercepting a pass.
Auburn is 12-2 in its last 14 SEC games and 13-2 in last 15 against SEC opponents.
The Tigers are 25-4 in night games (5 p.m. or later) at Jordan-Hare Stadium dating back to the 2000 season.
Auburn is 21-2 dating back to the 2010 Outback Bowl.
Auburn rushed for 254 yards. Dating back to 1971, the Tigers are 13-0 when rushing for 200+ yards against the Rebels.
Auburn has now won 69 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points and is 289-4 all-time when scoring 30+ points.
True freshman defensive lineman Gabe Wright made his first career start. Wright is the fourth true freshman to start for AU this season. Center Reese Dismukes has started all nine games for the Tigers, while tight end Brandon Fulse has started two games, and wide receiver Quan Bray has made one start.
RB Michael Dyer rushed for 177 (27 carries) yards, his ninth career 100-yard rushing effort and fourth game of 150+ yards.
Dyer ended the game with 177 rushing yards and now has 2,082 for his career. He moved into 13th place all-time at Auburn, passing Lionel James, who had 2,068 yards from 1980-83 ... Dyer is now two yards behind James Bostic (1991-93)
Dyer rushed for 177 yards against Ole Miss, his career-high is 180 (21 carries) vs. Ole Miss last year in Oxford.
Onterrio McCalebb extended his reception streak to 12 games with a 5-yard catch in the second quarter.
Emory Blake became the 24th player in school history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving for his career. Blake had 71 receiving yards in the game and finished with 1,024 career yards (22nd all-time), 24 yards behind Willie Gosha (1993-96). He surpassed 1,000 career receiving in the second quarter on a 20-yard reception.
Clint Moseley's four touchdown passes are the most by an AU player since Cam Newton threw four against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship game.
Corey Lemonier's first quarter fumble recovery was the first of his career.
Eltoro Freeman's first quarter forced fumble was the first of his career.
Nosa Eguae's fourth quarter fumble recovery was the first of his career.
Philip Lutzenkirchen's 13-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the 11th of his career, making him the school's all-time leader in TD catches by a tight end. The previous mark of 10 was held by Robert Johnson (2000-02).
Lutzenkirchen caught two TD passes on the night tying a career high. He also caught two TD passes against Georgia in 2010.
Lutzenkirchen finished the night with 12 career TD receptions.
Auburn's 92-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, capped by the TD pass from Moseley to Lutzenkirchen was the longest scoring drive (by yards) of the season.
QB Clint Moseley's touchdown pass to Lutzenkirchen was the first of his career.
Moseley's 45-yard touchdown to Quindarius Carr in the first quarter was his longest pass completion of his career.
Quindarius Carr's 45-yard TD catch in the first quarter was the fourth of his career. Three of his four TD receptions have been over 40 yards (46 vs. Northwestern on 1/1/10; 48 vs. Arkansas State 9/4/10).
T'Sharvan Bell's 41-yard interception return in the second quarter was his first of the season and fifth pick of his career.
Emory Blake's touchdown reception in the third quarter was his 13th of his career and fifth of the season.
Ole Miss Notes
This game will marked the 36th meeting all time between Ole Miss and Auburn dating back to 1928. Auburn leads the all-time series 27-9. The Rebels are
just 2-12 all-time versus the Tigers in Auburn with their last win coming in 2003.
Damien Jackson (DB), Kentrell Lockett (DL), D.T. Shackelford (LB) and Bradley Sowell (OL)
Defensive: Keith Lewis (Spur) and Cameron Whigham (DE).
Senior running back Brandon Bolden rushed for a season-high 114 yards to pass Dou Innocent for fourth on the all-time Rebel rushing list with 2,419 yards. Bolden totaled 122 all-purpose yards to pass Mike Wallace for third on the Ole Miss career list with 3,405 all-purpose yards. He also scored two rushing TDs which give him 27 career rushing scores and 32 total TD, both of which rank second in Ole Miss history. The game also marked his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the eighth of his career.
Freshman wide receiver Nickolas Brassell caught a team-best four passes for 32 yards and his first career touchdown. He also rushed four times for 19 yards and added a tackle on defense.
Junior quarterback Randall Mackey has thrown a touchdown pass in three-straight games.
Ole Miss rushed for a season-high 172 yards in the first half.
Senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett posted a season-high six tackles (three solo), 1.0 TFL and recovered two fumbles.
Sophomore defensive back Charles Sawyer tied a career best with a team-high 10 tackles and eight solo stops and added 1.0 TFL.
Freshman linebacker Serderius Bryant tied a career best with five solo tackles (six total stops) and 1.0 TFL.
Sophomore defensive back Frank Crawford set a career high with five solo tackles and tied a career best with six total tackles.
Senior defensive back Damien Jackson tied a career-high with eight solo tackles (nine total stops).
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Junior Bryson Rose connected on a 39-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter and has now made 15 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season and is now three field goals shy of the SEC record for consecutive field goals made. Rose was also 2-for-2 on PATs and scored five points.
Junior Tyler Campbell punted five times for a 38.0-yard average and a long of 48 yards, but downed two punts inside the 20-yard line. Campbell entered the game tied for sixth in the nation with 18 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.