Game Notes - Auburn vs. Vanderbilt
Nov. 5, 2016
#11 AUBURN VS. VANDERBILT
#11 AUBURN VS. VANDERBILT
November 5, 2016
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, Ala.
- Captains: Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, Alex Kozan, Marcus Davis
- Weather: Clear, 67 degrees at kickoff, wind north 5-10 mph
- Coin Toss: Auburn won toss, deferred to second half. Auburn to defend south end.
- Eagle flight: Spirit from flagpole
- Attendance: 87,451 - fourth sellout of season at Jordan-Hare Stadium
- With Kamryn Pettway surpassing the 1,000-yard career rushing mark today, Auburn has had a 1,000-yard rusher for nine straight seasons. Auburn is one of three schools nationwide – along with Oregon and Boise State – that have had at least one 1,000-yard rusher at least seven straight seasons.
- In Gus Malzahn's seven seasons at Auburn (as head coach and offensive coordinator), the Tigers have had nine 1,000-yard rushers.
- Auburn totaled 5 passes broken up in the game to bring their total to 51 for the season. Auburn ranked third nationally coming into today's game.
- Junior John Franklin III made his first start at quarterback for Auburn. He is the fourth different starting quarterback for Auburn under Gus Malzahn; all four have made their starting debuts at home.
- Sophomore QB Sean White took over at QB to start the second half and went 5-for-5 for 54 yards on Auburn's first possession. White finished 10-of-13 for 106 yards and a touchdown.
- Sophomore RB Kamryn Pettway surpassed the 1,000-yard career rushing mark in the third quarter. He now has 1,106 yards for the season.
- Pettway is the 14th 1,000-yard rusher under Gus Malzahn in 11 years as a head coach or coordinator, and he has had at least one each season.
- Pettway finished today's game with 173 yards rushing, his seventh time in eight games played this season to top the 100-yard mark.
- Pettway became Auburn's first player since Bo Jackson in 1985 with four straight games of 150+ yards.
- Kerryon Johnson's touchdown run in the first quarter was his ninth of the season and 12th of his career.
- Redshirt freshman WR Darius Slayton caught his first career touchdown pass in the third quarter, a 21-yard reception from Sean White.
- Sophomore FB Chandler Cox's 15-yard reception in the third quarter was a career-long (previous: 10 yards, twice).
- Senior DB Josh Holsey had his fourth career interception late in the fourth quarter. It's his second-straight game with an interception.
- Sophomore LB Darrell Williams had a career-high 11 tackles (previous: 6, twice; last vs. Arkansas State).
- Senior LB T.J. Neal had his most tackles in an Auburn uniform with 9 today (career high: 17 vs. Northwestern in 2015 while playing at Illinois).
- Junior DE Carl Lawson had a sack in the fourth quarter, bringing his season total to 8.5 and his career total to 13.5.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- With three field goals today, junior PK Daniel Carlson has made 61 career field goals, passing Wes Byrum (60, 2007-10) for the Auburn career record.
- Carlson connected on 3 field goals on the day, bringing his season total to 20-of-22 (90.9%). Both missed field goals this season were blocked, including one today.
- Junior PK Daniel Carlson remained perfect for his career on extra-point tries. He was 2-for-2 today and is now 132-for-132 in his career.
- Carlson's 53-yard field goal in the third quarter was his third this season and eighth of his career from 50+ yards. He is one of two Auburn kickers to have at least three career field goals of 53 yards or longer (Neil O'Donoghue, 1973-76).
- With 11 points today (3 FG, 2 PAT), Carlson has 321 for his career, which moves him into second all-time at Auburn in career scoring. He passed John Vaughn (312 points, 2003-06) for second. Wes Byrum is the all-time leader with 363 points.
- Kerryon Johnson had a career-long 42-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter (previous: 40 at LSU, 2015).