Postgame Notes
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Nov. 1, 2008

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TEAM NOTES

  • Auburn now leads the all-time series 24-9, and has an 8-2 mark in games played in Oxford. Auburn's four-game winning streak in the series was broken.
  • Auburn now owns a record of 14-5 in SEC road games since the 2004 season.
  • Auburn held Ole Miss scoreless during the opening period. The Tigers have not allowed a touchdown in the first quarter this season, and have surrendered just six points in the opening period.
  • Auburn did not score in the first quarter for the first time since the LSU game on Sept. 20.
  • Ole Miss scored first on a 34-yard field goal in the second quarter. The Tigers are now 0-3 this season when their opponent scores first.
  • Auburn trailed 10-0 at halftime. It marked the first time this season that the Tigers have trailed at the half.
  • Auburn had 80 yards of offense on its first six plays of the third quarter after totaling just 80 yards during the entire first half.
  • The Tigers had four plays of at least 20 yards in the third quarter and two more in the fourth quarter for six total in the second half vs. Ole Miss. Auburn had five plays of 20+ yards in the last four games combined.
  • Auburn had 168 yards total offense in the fourth quarter with was the most in a single quarter this season. The Tigers had 146 yards of offense in the third quarter, which at the time, was the second most in a quarter this season, behind only a 160-yard third quarter against Louisiana-Monroe.
  • Auburn's 314 yards total offense in the second half were the most total yards in a half this season. The previous high was 256 total yards vs. Louisiana-Monroe in the second half. In fact, Auburn's 314 yards total offense in the second half surpassed the total yards in each of the Tigers' last four games vs. Tennessee (226 yards), at No. 19 Vanderbilt (208 yards), vs. Arkansas (243 yards) and at West Virginia (260 yards). The two games prior to the previous four-game stretch, Auburn had 320 total yards of offense vs. No. 6 LSU and 315 total yards at Mississippi State.
  • Auburn trailed 10-7 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 0-4 this season when trailing after three quarters.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Kodi Burns threw for a career-high 319 yards passing on career-highs of 27 completions and 43 attempts. His previous career best was 119 yards earlier this season against Arkansas. His combined career totals coming into the game were 454 yards passing on 40 completions in 89 attempts.
  • Kodi Burns' 27 pass completions tied for the eighth most in Auburn history with Jason Campbell (vs. Tennessee in the 2004 SEC Championship Game), Dameyune Craig (vs. Central Florida in 1997) and Pat Sullivan (vs. Ole Miss in the 1971 Gator Bowl).
  • Kodi Burns' 43 pass attempts are the 12th most in Auburn history in a single game.
  • Chris Slaughter had career highs in receptions and yards, finishing with eight catches for 131 yards. His previous career highs were four catches for 13 yards in the season opener against Louisiana-Monroe.
  • Slaughter became the first Auburn receiver to post a 100-yard receiving game since Rodgeriqus Smith had 111 yards against Ole Miss last season.
  • Tim Hawthorne caught a career-best three receptions for 60 yards, the second most in his career. Hawthorne had 87 yards receiving on two receptions vs. LSU earlier this season.
  • True freshman D'Antoine Hood made his first career start at cornerback in place of Jerraud Powers.
  • Senior Rodgeriqus Smith surpassed the 1,500-yard receiving mark for his career with a six-yard catch on Auburn's first offensive play. Smith ranks ninth in Auburn history with 1,512 career receiving yards.
  • Ben Tate's 27-yard touchdown run was his third of the season and the 14th of his career. It was Auburn's longest rushing touchdown of the season and the Tigers' third-longest rushing play of the year.