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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Arkansas State

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Saturday, November 4, 2006

 

• The pre-game flight today was made by Nova from the flagpole in the northeast corner.

• Auburn team captains were C Joe Cope, P Kody Bliss and H Matthew Motley.

• Arkansas State won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn will receive and defend the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 1:37 p.m. CT.                                                                                  

• Attendance was announced at 78,493.

                                                                                                                  

 

TEAM NOTES

·          Auburn recorded its second shutout of the season. This is the first season that Auburn has had two shutouts since 2000, when the Tigers blanked Vanderbilt (33-0) and Alabama (9-0).

·          Auburn is now 22-2 in non-conference home games under Tommy Tuberville.

·          Auburn is now 12-0 all-time in games against current members of the Sun Belt Conference.

·          Auburn is now 9-1. It marks the 23rd season in school history that Auburn has won at least nine games.

·          Auburn has now won 31 games in the past three seasons, setting a new Auburn record for victories in a three-year span.

·          The Tigers have now won 39 games over the past four seasons, matching the school record for most victories in a four-year period.

·          Since the start of the 2004 season, Auburn has now held 27 of 35 opponents to 20 or fewer points, including nine of 10 this season.

·          Under Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is now 61-4 when scoring 20 or more points in a game, including a 59-3 mark in the regular season.

·          Auburn scored a touchdown on its opening drive. It marked the fifth time this season, and fifth in the last seven games, that Auburn has scored a touchdown on its first possession.

·          Auburn led 13-0 at the half. The Tigers are now 6-0 this season when leading at the half.

·          Auburn held a 27-0 lead after three quarters. The Tigers are now 9-0 when leading after three quarters.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

                                 

·          Will Herring started his 46th consecutive game, which is the second-best streak in school history and one shy of the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).

·          Courtney Taylor finished with a career-high 116 receiving yards, marking his fourth career 100-yard receiving game and second in a row. Taylor's previous high was 109 yards in the 2004 SEC Championship game vs. Tennessee.

·          Taylor, who had 108 yards receiving last Saturday at Ole Miss, became the first Auburn player to have back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Ronny Daniels in 1999, who had 143 vs. Central Florida and 249 vs. Georgia.

·          Taylor's three 100-yard receiving games are the most in a single season by an Auburn player since Daniels had four in 1999.

·          Taylor passed Freddy Weygand (1984-88) and Frank Sanders (1991-94) for fourth in Auburn history with 2,018 career receiving yards.

·          Taylor had four catches, pushing his career total to 146, which is just four catches shy of the school career record of 150 set by Karsten Bailey (1995-98).

·          Taylor now has 47 catches this season, which ranks tied for ninth in Auburn history for most catches in a single season with Tim Christian (1968).

·          John Vaughn surpassed the 300-point total for his career, scoring nine points to push his career total to 304, which ranks 12th in SEC history.

·          Vaughn's first extra point of the day was his 100th-consecutive made extra point.

·          Lee Guess' 38-yard pass reception on the opening drive was the longest of his career. His previous long was a 37-yard catch vs. The Citadel in 2004.

·          Brandon Cox had his third-straight 200-yard passing game, and his fourth of the season, throwing for 251 yards. It was the 12th 200-yard passing game of his career, tying him with Reggie Slack for fifth most in Auburn history.

·          Cox's 13-yard touchdown pass to Courtney Taylor on the opening drive was the 29th of his career, putting him in sole possession of sixth place on Auburn's career touchdown passes list. He added his 30th career touchdown pass in the third quarter.

·          The 13-yard TD reception for Taylor was his second touchdown of the season and the ninth of his career.

·          Taylor had a 41-yard reception later in the first quarter, which was his longest reception of the season, until he had a 57-yard catch in the second quarter. His previous long was 25 yards on four occasions.

·          Carl Stewart's one-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter was his second rushing touchdown of the season and the fifth of his career.

·          Stewart added a 19-yard touchdown reception later in the third quarter. It was his first career receiving touchdown.

·          Patrrick Lee's fourth-quarter interception and 18-yard return was the first of his career.