Auburn vs. Ole Miss Postgame Notes

Oct. 30, 2010

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AUBURN NOTES

  • Auburn team captains were OG Byron Isom, S Zac Etheridge and K Wes Byrum.
  • Ole Miss won the toss and elected to receive.
  • Kickoff was at 5:02 p.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as 61,474.
TEAM NOTES
  • Auburn now leads the all-time series 26-9, and owns a 9-2 edge in games played in Oxford.
  • Auburn improved to 9-0 for the first time since 2004 and the seventh time in school history.
  • Auburn came from behind to win for the sixth time in its nine victories this season.
  • Auburn rushed for 343 yards, marking the fifth straight SEC game in which Auburn rushed for at least 300 yards, extending the longest streak in school history.
  • Auburn had 572 yards of total offense, marking the fifth time this season that Auburn has had more than 500 yards of total offense.
  • Auburn scored 51 points, marking the fourth time this year that Auburn scored at least 50 points.
  • Auburn's 51 points scored were the most the Tigers have scored in the 35-game Ole Miss series.
  • Ole Miss scored first, marking the fifth time in nine games that Auburn's opponent scored first.
  • Auburn's 98-yard drive in the second quarter tied for the fourth-longest drive in school history. It was Auburn's fourth scoring drive of at least 90 yards this season and third in the last two games.
  • Auburn led 34-17 at the half, marking the sixth time this season that the Tigers held the lead at halftime.
  • Auburn's 34 first-half points were the most points ever scored by Auburn against Ole Miss in the first half. The record had been 24 first-half points in Oxford in 1996.
  • Auburn's 34 first-half points were the most points scored by Auburn in the first half of an SEC game since the Tigers had 38 points in the first half of the 2003 game against Mississippi State.
  • Auburn has now scored more than 30 points in the first half four times this season.

Cam Newton NOTES

  • Cam Newton rushed for 45 yards, giving him 1,122 yards rushing this season, which ranks 14th in Auburn single-season history.
  • Newton extended his school record for touchdowns scored, passed for and caught, accounting for three TDs to push his season total to 30. He led the nation with 27 total TDs entering the game.
  • Newton had 274 yards of total offense, pushing his season total to 2,715, which is fourth most in a single season in Auburn history.
  • Newton's touchdown passes to Darvin Adams and Terrell Zachery gave him 15 on the season, which is tied for eighth most in a single season in Auburn history.
  • Newton's 20-yard touchdown reception made him the third player in Auburn history to have touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving in the same season, joining Carnell Williams (2004) and Kodi Burns (2009).
  • Newton's 20-yard TD catch was his second reception of the season. He caught a pass for 22 yards at Mississippi State.
  • Newton's touchdown reception gave him 90 points scored for the season, which ranks eighth best in a single season in Auburn history.
MORE PLAYER NOTES
  • OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 47 games, which is two shy of the school record held by Will Herring.
  • Michael Dyer had the third 100-yard rushing game of his career, rushing for a career high 180 yards on 21 carries. His 180 yards rushing is third most in a game by an Auburn freshman in school. He had his fourth rushing TD of the season in the third quarter, scoring from 30 yards out.
  • Dyer now has 723 yards rushing this season, which ranks third among freshmen in Auburn history, trailing only Bo Jackson (829 in 1982) and Travis Tidwell (772 in 1946).
  • Onterio McCalebb just missed having his third career 100-yard rushing game and first this season, rushing for 99 yards on nine carries. His two 100-yard games came in the first two games of his career.
  • Demond Washington broke the Auburn single-season record for kickoff return yardage, returning five kicks for 176 yards, including a 95 yarder for a touchdown. He now has 806 kickoff return yards, breaking the previous record of 756 set by Tristan Davis in 2006. His 176 returns yards is third most in a single game in Auburn history.
  • Demond Washington's 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the second TD return of his career. He had a 99-yard TD return at Georgia in 2009.
  • Wes Byrum scored 15 points, pushing his Auburn record career total to 330, which ranks eighth in SEC history.
  • Byrum made field goals from 25, 35 and 48 yards, marking the ninth time in his career he made at least three field goals in a game.
  • Darvin Adams had a season-high six catches for 75 yards, pushing his career totals to 95 catches for 1,542 yards. Those totals both rank 10th in Auburn history.
  • Kodi Burns connected with Cam Newton for a 20-yard touchdown pass to end Auburn's first drive. It marked Burns' seventh career touchdown pass and first this year.
  • Onterio McCalebb's 68-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the second-longest rush of his career. He had a 70-yard game-winning touchdown run against LSU last Saturday.
  • Demond Washington had his second interception of the season and of his career to stop an Ole Miss drive in the red zone in the second quarter.