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Game Notes - Auburn vs. Vanderbilt
Nov. 5, 2016

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#11 AUBURN VS. VANDERBILT
November 5, 2016
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, Ala.

Auburn Logo GAME NOTES

  • 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
Auburn Logo TEAM NOTES

  • 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.
Auburn Logo INDIVIDUAL NOTES/OFFENSE

  • 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).
Auburn Logo INDIVIDUAL NOTES/DEFENSE

  • 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.
Auburn Logo 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).

 

 

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