Post Game Notes

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  • The pregame flight was made by Nova from section 108
  • Auburn team captains were WR James Swinton, DB Jonathan Vickers and DS Robert Shiver
  • UT Martin won the coin toss and deferred to the second half Auburn will receive and UT Martin will defend the south end zone
  • Kickoff was at 1:31 pm CT
  • Game attendance was announced as 85,365
  • At halftime, Meredith Gaston of Montgomery (Trinity Presbyterian) was named Auburn's Homecoming queen Members of her court include Kellen Cooper, Jordan Huff, Melissa Johnson and Haley Walker
Notes
  • Auburn has now won its last 17 Homecoming games and has an all-time record of 69-8-5 in Homecoming games

  • Auburn has now won its last five nonconference home games

  • Auburn scored a season-high 37 points, topping the previous season best of 34 against Louisiana-Monroe in the season opener

  • Auburn finished with a season-high 452 yards of total offense The previous best was 406 against ULM

  • Auburn rushed for 290 yards, which was the most this season by the Tigers since the season opener against ULM, when Auburn rushed for 321 yards

  • Auburn scored first on a 95-yard kickoff return by Tristan Davis in the opening quarter The Tigers have scored first in seven of their 10 games and are now 5-2 in those games

  • Auburn has now scored in 73 consecutive games dating back to the 2003 season opener, which is the second-longest streak in school history

  • The touchdown scored by UT Martin on a fumbled punt return was the first touchdown allowed in the first quarter by Auburn this season The Tigers had only given up six points in the first quarter all year

  • Auburn led 20-13 at the half and has led at halftime in nine of its 10 games The Tigers are now 5-4 when leading at the half

  • The 20 points scored by Auburn in the first half were the most in the first two periods by Auburn this season The Tigers' previous high was 17 against West Virginia and Louisiana-Monroe

  • Auburn led 27-20 at the end of the third quarter The Tigers are now 5-1 when leading after three quarters

  • Auburn is now 69-9 when scoring 20 or more points under Tommy Tuberville, including a 65-8 mark in the regular season

  • Auburn is now 46-0 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 30 or more points Auburn has won 51 consecutive games when scoring at least 30 points

Individual Notes

  • Sen'Derrick Marks had his consecutive starts streak snapped at 35 Marks, who had started every game over the past three seasons, had the longest starting streak on the team The longest streak is now shared by Jason Bosley, Tyronne Green and Lee Ziemba, who have each started the last 23 games

  • Sophomore DT Zach Clayton, sophomore DE Antoine Carter and junior WR Chris Slaughter made their first career starts

  • Kodi Burns rushed for a career-high 158 yards His previous career high was 87 yards in 2007 against Mississippi State Burns became the first Auburn quarterback to rush for 100 yards in a game since Phil Gargis had 129 yards against Florida State on Oct 23, 1976

  • Burns' 158 yards rushing were the second-most ever by an Auburn quarterback, just two yards shy of Gargis' record of 160 against Georgia in 1974

  • Burns' 158 yards rushing were the most by an Auburn player since Kenny Irons rushed for 183 yards in the 2006 season opener against Washington State

  • With 42 yards rushing, Ben Tate passed Phil Gargis (1973-76) for 15th in Auburn history in rushing yardage, he now has 1,910 career rushing yards and is three yards shy of Fob James (1952-55)

  • With 40 yards rushing, Brad Lester passed Joe Childress (1953-55) 19th in Auburn history for career rushing yards with 1,678

  • Tristan Davis returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown It was his second kickoff return for a score this season and the 10th longest in school history

  • Since 1970, it is the first time an Auburn player returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a single season Auburn had two kickoffs returned for touchdowns in 1984 and in 1980, but in each case two different players had the returns for scores

  • Wes Byrum tied a career high with three field goals, marking the fourth time he has made three in a game He now has 11 field goals this year and 28 for his career His first field goal from 48 yards was his second-longest field goal of the season

  • Brad Lester's 1-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter was his 19th career rushing touchdown and the 22nd touchdown of his career His 19 rushing touchdowns moved him into sole possession of ninth place in Auburn history

  • Josh Bynes' interception in the third quarter was his third of the season, giving him the team lead

  • Kodi Burns' 31-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was at the time the longest rush of his career, and the longest offensive touchdown play by Auburn this season He added another 31-yard dash later in the third quarter, then topped both plays with a 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter

  • Freshman Neiko Thorpe's interception of a Cade Thompson pass in the 4th quarter was the second of his season He returned the pick 42 yards

  • Sophomore quarterback Neil Caudle's first completed pass of his career came in the fourth quarter to Darvin Adams, who picked up his first career reception earlier in the quarter from Kodi Burns Caudle finished the game 4-5-0 for 32 yards while Adams finished with three receptions for 18 yards