Auburn 40, Georgia 17 - Game Notes
Nov. 11, 2017
NO. 10/10/10 AUBURN VS. No. 2/2/1 GEORGIA
NO. 10/10/10 AUBURN VS. No. 2/2/1 GEORGIA
November 11, 2017
Jordan-Hare Stadium | Auburn, AL
- Captains: Austin Golson, Braden Smith, Tre' Williams
- Weather: 54 degrees at kickoff
- Coin Toss: Auburn won toss, deferred to second half. Auburn defends north goal.
- Eagle flight: Spirit from flagpole
- Attendance: 87,451 - sellout
- Tonight was Auburn's ninth all-time win against a top-2 opponent and first since defeating No. 1 Alabama in 2013
- Auburn's last win against a top-2 Georgia team came Nov. 21, 1942, when unranked Auburn defeated No. 1 UGA 27-13
- Auburn is now 4-0 all-time against Georgia when both teams are ranked in the top 10 (1971, 1983, 2004, 2017). It's the first time Auburn has been the lower-ranked team coming into a top-10 matchup between the teams.
- The Tigers held Georgia to 46 rushing yards, the fewest by Georgia in the series since at least 1967
- Auburn's 23-point margin of victory tied for the fourth-largest over Georgia in series history
- The Tigers outgained Georgia 488-230 (258-yard difference); the second-largest yardage differential in series history (largest: 268 yards, 1969)
- Auburn gave up a first-quarter touchdown for the first time this season
- Auburn was 4-for-4 in the red zone today with one touchdown and two field goals. For the season, Auburn is 41-for-44 in red zone trips with 29 TDs; in SEC play, Auburn is 31-for-32 with 23 TDs.
- For the sixth time this season, Auburn had at least 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing
INDIVIDUAL NOTES - OFFENSE
- Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards tonight, his sixth 100-yard game this season and ninth of his career. It was the most rushing yards by an Auburn player against Georgia since Kenny Irons had 179 yards in 2005.
- Johnson became the 18th 2,000-yard rusher in Auburn history during today's game. With 2,138 career yards, he now stands 16th all-time at Auburn. During today's game he passed Secdrick McIntyre (1,992 yards, 1973-76), Lionel James (2,068 yards, 1980-83), James Bostic (2,084 yards, 1991-93). Next on the list is Kenny Irons (2,186 yards, 2005-06).
- Johnson also topped the 1,000-yard season rushing mark; he has 1,035 for the season. This marks the ninth straight season for Auburn to have at least one player rush for 1,000 yards.
- Johnson also caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Stidham in the fourth quarter, a career-long reception.
- Jarrett Stidham finished 16-for-23 for 214 yards and 3 TDs passing, and he also had a rushing TD. It's the third time this year Stidham has both rushed and passed for a touchdown (Georgia Southern, Arkansas).
- Stidham topped the 2,000-yard passing mark for the season; he now has 2,210 through the air. He's the first Auburn quarterback since Nick Marshall (2014) with a 2,000-yard passing season
- Darius Slayton caught a 42-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for his fifth career receiving TD.
- Chandler Cox's 17-yard reception in the second quarter was a career-long.
- Ryan Davis caught his sixth career touchdown pass in the third quarter, this one for 32 yards
- Davis moved into the Auburn top-10 in single-season receptions; he has 52 this season. That ties Darvin Adams (2010), Rodgeriqus Smith (2007) and Terry Beasley (1970) for eighth all-time.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES - DEFENSE
- Jeff Holland had 1 sack, giving him 9.0 this season and 12.0 for his career.
- Deshaun Davis had his second sack of the season and of his career in the second quarter
- Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown were each credited with a half-sack. Davidson now has 5.5 for his career and Brown has 4.5.
- Dontavious Russell picked up his first sack of the season, forcing a fumble in the third quarter. He now has 2.5 in his career.
- Auburn's four sacks tonight were the most against Georgia this season (Notre Dame & Tennessee had 2 each)
- Darrell Williams' fumble recovery on Georgia's muffed punt was his second of the season.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES – SPECIAL TEAMS
- Daniel Carlson extended his SEC and Auburn record to 456 career points scored with 16 points today (4 FG, 4 PAT).
- With his fourth field goal today, Carlson passed former Georgia kicker Billy Bennett for the SEC record in career field goals made (88).
- Carlson also passed Wes Byrum for the Auburn record for most career PATs made (185).
- Carlson connected on a 54-yard field goal in the first quarter, the 13th of his career from 50+ yards. It tied for the second-longest of his career (56-yarder vs. Louisville in 2015). He is now 13-of-19 on attempts from 50 or longer.
- Carlson is 185-for-185 in career PAT attempts, a school and SEC record. His 185 extra points rank are tied for fourth in SEC history in PAT made. As a team, Auburn has converted 212 consecutive PAT, the second longest active streak nationally