Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Furman
November 7, 2009
The pregame flight was made by Nova from the flagpole in the northeast corner of the stadium.
Auburn won the toss and elected to receive. Furman chose to defend the south end zone.
Kickoff was at 12:36 p.m. CT.
Attendance was announced as 81,506.
At halftime, Christian Becraft, a senior from Huntsville, was named Auburn's Homecoming Queen.
· Auburn won its 18th consecutive Homecoming game, marking the longest streak in school history. The Tigers won 17 straight Homecoming contests from 1953-69.
· Auburn is now 4-0 all-time against Furman, although this was the first meeting between the schools since 1956.
· Auburn scored a season-high 63 points, which is the most by the Tigers since the Tigers also scored 63 against Ball State in 2005.
· Auburn has now won 55 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points in a game, and is 275-4 all-time. The last time Auburn lost a game when scoring at least 30 points was in 1996, when the Tigers dropped a 56-49 contest to Georgia in four overtimes.
· Auburn finished with 655 yards of total offense. It marked the Tigers' seventh game this season with at least 400 yards of offense and their fourth with at least 500.
· Auburn's 655 yards of offense were the fourth most since in school history (records dating back to 1967) and the most by the Tigers since 1988 (680 yards vs. Kansas).
· Auburn had 373 yards passing, which is the ninth most in school history (records dating back to 1967) and the most since 374 against Tennessee in the 2004 SEC Championship game.
· Auburn as a team completed 27-of-30 passes (90%) setting the mark for highest single-game completion percentage with at least 30 attempts. The previous high was 25-of-34 (75.6%) against Georgia Tech in 1971.
· Auburn had 282 yards rushing, marking the Tigers' seventh game this season with at least 200 yards rushing.
· Auburn scored first on a 6-yard pass to end the opening drive. The Tigers are now 4-1 when scoring first.
· Auburn's 21 first-quarter points were the most in an opening quarter for the Tigers since Auburn scored 21 points in the first quarter of the 2005 Iron Bowl against Alabama.
· Auburn's 42 points in the first half were the most in the opening half by the Tigers since Auburn scored 45 first-half points against Louisiana-Monroe in 2003.
· Auburn led 42-3 at the half. The Tigers are now 6-1 this season when leading at the half.
· Auburn held Furman to three first-half points, marking the fourth time in the last six games that the Tigers allowed seven or fewer points in the opening half.
· After allowing 51 yards to Furman on the Paladins' opening drive, Auburn surrendered just eight yards the rest of the first half.
· Auburn led 49-17 after three quarters. The Tigers are now 6-1 this season when leading after three quarters.
· Auburn had four touchdown drives that took less than two minutes. The Tigers now have 21 TD drives this season that have taken less than 2:00 off the clock.
· Junior safety Zac Etheridge, who suffered a season-ending injury last Saturday, had his streak of consecutive starts snapped at 24, which was tied for second longest on the team with Ryan Pugh, behind only Lee Ziemba.
· Chris Todd completed 17-of-18 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns - all in the first half - while beginning the game with 14 consecutive completions. It marked his sixth 200-yard passing game of the season.
· Todd broke the Auburn single-game records for completion percentage with a minimum of 10 and 15 attempts, completing 94.4 percent of his throws. Jason Campbell previously held both records, completing 12-of-13 passes (92.3 percent) vs. Western Kentucky in 2003 and 17-of-19 passes (89.5 percent) vs. Arkansas in 2004.
· Todd's four touchdown passes give him 17 this season, which ranks tied for fourth most in a single season in school history. It was also his third game this season with at least four touchdown passes.
· Darvin Adams had six catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns (6, 23 and 41 yards) in the first half. Adams now has nine TD receptions this season, which is tied for third most in a single season in school history, and the most since Ronny Daniels had nine in 1999. It was also his second career 100-yard receiving game and his second game with six catches and three touchdowns (West Virginia).
· Ben Tate finished with 75 yards rushing on just 12 carries. He now has 1,142 yards rushing this season, moving up two spots to 13th on Auburn's single-season rushing chart.
· Tate had touchdown rushes of nine yards in the first quarter and four yards in the second quarter. He now has eight rushing touchdowns this season and 22 for his career, which ranks ninth in school history.
· Freshman Deangelo Benton had six catches for 88 yards after entering the game without a reception this season.
· Freshman Emory Blake had five catches for 32 yards after entering the game with one reception this season.
· Mario Fannin's 24-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter was the seventh receiving touchdown of his career and his 13th career touchdown overall.
· Antonio Coleman recorded his 21st career quarterback sack on the final play of the first quarter. He moved into a tie for third on the school's career sacks list with Tracy Rocker (1985-88) and Craig Ogletree (1986-89).
· Eric Smith scored his first career touchdown late in the third quarter, scoring on a 2-yard run.
· Anthony Gulley scored his first career touchdowns in the fourth quarter, scoring first on a 13-yard rush before adding a 50-yard run later in the quarter.