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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Auburn vs. Georgia

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Saturday, November 11, 2006


• The pre-game flight today was made by Tiger from the southwest deck. It was Tiger's final flight as War Eagle VI after 20 years of service.

• Auburn team captains were OL Jonathan Palmer, CB David Irons and H Matthew Motley.

Auburn won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Georgia will receive and defend the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 11:34 a.m. CT.                                                                               

• Attendance was announced as a sellout at 87,451.




·          Auburn now leads the all-time series 53-49-8. The Tigers are now 9-13-2 in games played in Auburn.

·          Georgia scored the game's first points on an eight-yard run in the first quarter. Auburn is now 2-2 this season when the opponent scores first, having previously beaten LSU and Ole Miss after surrendering the game's first points.

·          Auburn trailed 30-7 at the half. The Tigers are now 2-2 when trailing at the half, having overcome halftime deficits to beat LSU and Florida.

·          Auburn trailed 30-15 at the end of the third quarter. It marked just the second time this season Auburn's has trailed after three periods (Arkansas).





·          Will Herring tied an Auburn record by making his 47th consecutive start. Herring tied the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).

·          Kenny Irons finished with 49 yards rushing, becoming the 12th player in Auburn history to surpass 2,000 career yards rushing. Irons now has 2,029.

·          Courtney Taylor finished with 1 catch for 10 yards. Taylor now has 147 career catches, three shy of the school record of 150 set by Karsten Bailey (1995-98).

·          Taylor now has 48 catches this season, moving him up to a tie for seventh on Auburn's single-season receptions chart. Taylor is just 10 catches shy of the school record of 58 held by Willie Gosha (1995) and Frank Sanders (1994).

·          Tristan Davis returned five kicks for 129 yards. He moved up five spots to second on Auburn's single-season chart for kickoff return yardage with 626 yards.

·          Davis had a 40-yard kickoff return in the second quarter. It marked his fourth straight game with at least one kickoff return of 40 or more yards.

·          Brad Lester had a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It was his eighth rushing touchdown of the season and the 13th of his career. He now has 16 career total touchdowns.

·          John Vaughn's extra point after Lester's touchdown was his 87th point of the season, tying his own school single-season scoring record for points by a kicker, originally set in 2004.

·          Rodgeriqus Smith's 34-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was his fourth touchdown reception of the season, and his third of at least 20 yards.

·          Brandon Cox's touchdown pass to Smith was the 31st of his career, tying him with Patrick Nix for fifth place on Auburn's career touchdown passes list.

·          Cox's two-point conversion pass to Lee Guess was the first two-point conversion by Auburn since Jason Campbell completed a pass to Ben Obomanu vs. Arkansas in 2004.




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