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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Ole Miss

Jordan-Hare Stadium

October 31, 2009


• The pregame flight was made by Nova from the ramp above section 46 in the northwest corner of the stadium.

• Auburn team captains were QB Chris Todd, DE Antonio Coleman and CB Walter McFadden.

• Auburn won the toss and deferred to the second half. Ole Miss received to start the game, and Auburn defended the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 11:21 a.m. CT.                                        

• Attendance was announced as 84,756.                      



·         Auburn now leads the all-time series 25-9, and holds an 12-2 edge in games played in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

·         Auburn is now 2-0 all-time against teams ranked 24th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The other victory was a 32-29 victory over Army in the 1996 Independence Bowl.

·         Auburn’s victory was its first over a nationally-ranked team since a 23-20 victory over Clemson in the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl. It was also Auburn’s first win over a nationally ranked SEC team since a 27-17 win over second-ranked Florida in 2006.

·         Auburn scored 33 points, which is the most scored against Ole Miss this season. In fact, Auburn scored more points in the third quarter (23) than any team had in an entire game this season. The most points scored against Ole Miss prior to today’s game was 22 by Alabama.

·         Auburn’s 23 points in the third quarter are the most in a third quarter by the Tigers since records became available beginning in 1967.

·         Auburn has now won 54 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points in a game. The last time Auburn lost a game when scoring at least 30 points was in 1996, when the Tigers dropped a 56-49 contest to Georgia in four overtimes. Auburn has scored over 30 points 278 times in its history and is 274-4 in those contests.

·         Auburn came from behind to win for the fifth time in its sixth victories this season. Auburn trailed 7-0 in the first quarter.

·         Auburn is now bowl eligible with six victories. The Tigers have been to 34 prior bowl games, which is 16th most in NCAA history.

·         Auburn finished with 401 yards of total offense. It marked the Tigers’ sixth game this season with at least 400 yards of offense.

·         Ole Miss scored first on a 7-yard pass to end the opening drive. The Tigers are now 3-2 when their opponent scores first.

·         Auburn’s 90-yard scoring drive in the second quarter was the Tigers’ second-longest scoring drive of the year. Auburn had a 98-yard scoring drive in the season opener against Louisiana Tech.

·         Auburn led 10-7 at the half. The Tigers are now 5-1 this season when leading at the half.

·         Auburn held Ole Miss to seven first-half points, marking the third time in the last five games that the Tigers allowed seven or fewer points in the opening half.

·         Auburn’s 35-second scoring drive in the third quarter was the ninth touchdown drive that took less than one minute for the Tigers this season.

·         Auburn scored its third defensive touchdown this season and fourth non-offensive touchdown when Walter McFadden returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown.

·         Auburn recorded its third blocked kick this season when Antonio Coleman blocked a PAT.

·         Auburn led 33-20 after three quarters. The Tigers are now 4-1 this season when leading after three quarters.






·         Ben Tate finished with 144 yards rushing. It was his sixth 100-yard rushing game this season and the 11th of his career. His 11 100-yard rushing games are tied for seventh most in Auburn history (Kenny Irons, 2005-06) and his six 100-yard games this year are the most since Irons had eight in 2005.

·         Tate became the fifth back in Auburn history to reach 3,000 career yards rushing, and now has 3,026 for his career.

·         Tate’s 53-yard touchdown rush in the third quarter was Auburn’s sixth touchdown play of over 50 yards this season.

·         Chris Todd completed 12 passes for 212 yards. It marked his fifth 200-yard passing game of the season.

·         Eltoro Freeman and Daren Bates both had nine tackles. The nine tackles was a career high for Bates.

·         Wes Byrum’s 36-yard field goal to end Auburn’s first drive was his 41st career field goal. He is just nine field goals short of the all-time school record of 50 held by John Vaughn (2003-06).

·         Chris Todd’s 28-yard touchdown pass to Darvin Adams was Todd’s 13th TD pass this year and the 18th of his career, and it was Adams’ team-leading sixth TD catch this season.

·         Kodi Burns’ 14-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Trott in the third quarter was his second of the season and the sixth of his career. It was Trott’s fourth career TD reception and second this year.

·         Walter McFadden’s 29-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter was his third interception this season and the sixth of his career. It was also his second career touchdown. His first was a 93-yard interception return vs. Tennessee Tech in 2007 … He later had a second 29-yard interception in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Auburn player since Jonathan Wilhite against New Mexico State in 2007 to have two interceptions in a game.

·         Antonio Coleman recorded his 19th and 20th career quarterback sacks in the second half, moving past Reggie Torbor (18.5 from 2000-03) for fifth in school history.

·         Demond Washington returned a blocked PAT for a two-point conversion. It was Auburn’s first defensive two-point conversion since 1998, when Brad Ware returned a blocked kick for two points.

·         Neiko Thorpe forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by Daren Bates. It was Thorpe’s second career forced fumble and Bates’ first career fumble recovery.




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