Football vs. Kentucky Game Postgame Notes

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Nov. 5, 2005

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Auburn Game Notes
Auburn vs. Kentucky
Commonwealth Stadium - Lexington, KY
November 5, 2005

  • Auburn team captains are WR Anthony Mix, DE Marquies Gunn and H Matthew Motley.
  • Auburn won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Kentucky chose to receive and Auburn chose to defend the east end zone.
  • Game attendance was announced as 60,519
  • Kickoff was at 1:00 p.m. EST.

    TEAM NOTES

  • Auburn is now owns a 24-5-1 advantage in the series vs. Kentucky and has won 15 straight since Kentucky's last victory in 1966. Auburn is now 11-4 in games played in Lexington with seven straight victories.
  • Auburn is now 34-12 against SEC schools since 2000, which is tied for the best record in the SEC during that span.
  • Auburn is now 51-4 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points.
  • Auburn is now 36-0 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 30 or more points. The Tigers have won their last 41 games when scoring 30 or more points.
  • Auburn has scored at least 41 points in each of its last four victories over Kentucky.
  • Auburn has now scored on its opening drive four times in nine games (three touchdowns, one field goal) after Kenny Irons' nine-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first possession today.
  • Kentucky's 25-yard touchdown run by Rafael Little in the first quarter marked the fourth time this season that Auburn did not score first. The Tigers are 2-2 when the opponent scores first.
  • Auburn's 80-yard touchdown drive on the opening possession was the Tigers' eighth scoring drive of 80 or more yards this season.
  • Auburn's second scoring drive took 6:49 off the clock, which was the Tigers' second-longest scoring drive by time this season. The season long was a 7:01 drive at Arkansas.
  • Auburn led 28-10 at the half. The Tigers are now 6-0 when leading at the half this season.
  • Auburn outscored Kentucky 21-3 in the second quarter. The Tigers have now outscored their opponents 113-20 in the second quarter this season.
  • Over the past two seasons, Auburn has now had a double-digit lead at the half in 10 of 14 SEC games.
  • In Auburn's last seven games against Kentucky, the Tigers have had 27 rushing touchdowns and six passing touchdowns.

     

     

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • One more rushing yard for Tre Smith (99 yards) would have resulted in Auburn having three Tigers rush for 100 or more yards in a single-game for the first time since 1983 when Tommie Agee (219), Lionel James (115) and Bo Jackson (105) accomplished the feat. Tristan Davis rushed for 162 yards and Kenny Irons 103 vs. Kentucky.
  • RB Kenny Irons had his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game and his sixth of the season. It was the third time this season he had over 100 yards rushing in the first half.
  • Kenny Irons' had three rushing touchdowns in the first half, giving him 10 rushing touchdowns this season. Carnell Williams was the last Auburn back to have three of more rushing touchdowns in a game, scoring six times on the ground vs. Mississippi State in 2003.
  • Irons is now the 19th player in school history to rush for 10 or more rushing touchdowns in a single season.
  • Irons carried the ball 23 times today, all in the first half, giving him 115 rushing attempts in his last four games. His 23 carries are the most ever by an Auburn back against Kentucky, surpassing the previous high of 18 carries by Bo Jackson in 1982.
  • Tristan Davis also surpassed 100 yards rushing, finishing with 162, marking the first time Auburn has had two backs rush for more than 100 yards since Ronnie Brown (147) and Carnell Williams (122) both went over the century mark in 2004 at Mississippi State.
  • QB Brandon Cox finished with 201 yards passing, giving him seven games with 200 or more passing yards this season. Cox's seven 200-yard passing games is tied for the third-most 200-yard games in a single season in Auburn history.
  • With two catches for 28 yards, WR Anthony Mix moved into Auburn's top 20 for career pass receptions. He now has 69 career catches, which ranks tied for 19th in school history.
  • WR Ben Obomanu had three catches for 32 yards. He moved up to 12th in Auburn history in career receptions with 89 and 13th in school history in career receiving yards with 1229.
  • John Vaughn had seven points, pushing his career total over the 200-point mark. Vaughn now has 203 points for his career.
  • OT Troy Reddick extended his consecutive starts streak to 35 games, while FS Will Herring (33), TE Cooper Wallace (28), NG T.J. Jackson (22) and OG Ben Grubbs (22) also extended lengthy starting streaks.
  • WR Prechae Rodriguez caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Cox in the second quarter. It was the first touchdown catch of Rodriguez's career and the longest pass play of the season for Auburn.
  • Devin Aromashodu had two kickoff returns for 61 yards to push his career total to 727 kickoff return yards, moving him up to seventh in Auburn history.
  • Tristan Davis' 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his second rushing touchdown of the season on just his third attempt. He had a 52-yard touchdown run earlier this season vs. Ball State, giving him 124 yards rushing on his first three career attempts.
  • Davis' 75-yard run was the longest play from scrimmage for Auburn this season, surpassing Kenny Irons' 74-yard touchdown run at LSU. It was tied for the 23rd-longest run in Auburn history.
  • Kody Bliss had punts of 59 and 57 yards in today's game. For the season, Bliss has seven punts of over 50 yards.
  • Jonathan Wilhite had his first career interception in the third quarter. Wilhite is the eighth different Tiger to intercept a pass this season.
  • Tre Smith's 46-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter marks his third rushing TD this season and the 12th rushing TD of his career.
  • Tristan Davis just missed setting the Auburn record for single-game highest yards per rush average (20.25, 8 carries for 162 yards). Brent Fullwood averaged 20.7 yards per rush vs. Vanderbilt in 1986 with 145 yards on seven carries.