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Auburn Postgame Notes

Auburn vs. Tennessee Tech

Jordan-Hare Stadium

November 3, 2007

                                                                                                                 

• The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the flagpole.

• Auburn team captains were RB Carl Stewart, LB Chris Evans and H Matthew Motley.

• Auburn won the coin toss and elected to receive.  Tennessee Tech chose to defend the south end zone.

• Kickoff was at 1:31 p.m. CT.                                          

• Attendance was listed as a capacity crowd of 85,754.

• At halftime, Hollon McCay was named Auburn's Homecoming queen. Members of her court include Rachel Kizziah, Mary Kathryn Martin, Jessica Minder and Emily Ann Quattlebaum. 

 

TEAM NOTES

·         Auburn has now won 16 consecutive Homecoming games and is 68-8-5 all-time in Homecoming games.

·         The Tigers are now 22-6 in their last 28 games played in November.

·         Auburn has now scored in 60 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is the second-longest streak in team history. The record is 149 straight games from Oct. 4, 1980 through Nov. 14, 1992.

·         Auburn is now 66-6 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points in a game, including a 64-5 mark in the regular season.

·         Under Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is now 43-0 when scoring 30 or more points in a game, The Tigers have won 48 consecutive games when scoring at least 30 points.

·         Auburn scored on its opening drive for the fifth time in its last six games. The eight-play drive was the shortest opening drive by the Tigers in their last six games.

·         Auburn continued as the only Football Bowl Subdivision team to lead every game at the half this season. The Tigers held a 21-3 halftime lead.

·         Auburn led 28-3 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 6-3 when leading after three quarters.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES          

·         Ben Tate's 2-yard touchdown run on the opening drive was his fifth rushing touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career.

·         Carl Stewart's 55-yard pass reception in the first quarter was the longest reception of his career. He had a 54-yard reception last season against Buffalo.

·         Stewart scored on a 2-yard run on the next play. It was his second rushing touchdown of the season and the ninth of his career, and his 11th total touchdown of his career (two receiving).

·         Brandon Cox completed his first seven passes for 140 yards.

·         Robert Dunn scored his first career touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Brandon Cox in the second quarter. He added his second in the third quarter on a 20-yard pass from Blake Field.

·         The TD pass from Cox to Dunn was the 41st touchdown pass of Cox's career, moving him into sole possession of third place on Auburn's career touchdown passes list.

·         Blake Field's 20-yard touchdown pass to Dunn was the fourth of his career and first since he threw three TD passes in 2005 against Western Kentucky.

·         Jerraud Powers' interception in the second quarter was his second of the season and of his career.

·         Walter McFadden's 93-yard interception return for a touchdown was the third longest interception return in Auburn history. The school record is 98 yards by John Liptak (11/15/47 vs. Georgia) and No. 2 is 96 yards by Calvin Jackson (10/16/93 vs. Florida).

·         McFadden's return was the first interception returned for a touchdown by Auburn since Carlos Rogers had a 53-yard return for a score in 2004 vs. Louisiana Tech.

·         Josh Bynes forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter. It was recovered by Aairon Savage.

·         Jonathan Wilhite had his first career fumble recovery on a muffed punt in the fourth quarter.

·         Robert Dunn moved past Lionel James for ninth in Auburn history in career punt return yards with 403.

·         Rodgeriqus Smith had 29 receiving yards and moved up one spot into 17th in Auburn history in career receiving yards with 1,154.

·         Neil Caudle saw the first playing time of his career when he took over at quarterback with 8:46 left in the game.