Nov. 12, 2011
Final Stats |
Auburn team captains were TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, OT Brandon Mosely, DE Nosa Eguae and DS Josh Harris.
Auburn won the toss and elected to defer to the second half Georgia defended the east end zone.
Game time weather conditions: 61 degrees, winds from the south 4 miles per hour with party cloudy skies.
The attendance was 92,746.
With the loss, Auburn now leads the all-time series, 54-53-2, with Georgia holding a 15-9-2 advantage in Athens.
Auburn finished its road portion of the 2011 schedule with a 1-4 record with all five games coming against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 15 (No. 1 LSU, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Clemson, No. 14 Georgia, No. 15 South Carolina).
DB Ryan Smith made his first career start for Auburn.
WR C.J. Uzomah's 4-yard touchdown pass to Philip Lutzenkirchen in the first quarter was the first of his career.
Lutzenkirchen's 7-yard touchdown reception was his sixth of the season and 13th of his career. Lutzenkirkchen is tied for eighth on Auburn's career touchdown reception list, with teammate Emory Blake.
Blake finished the game with six catches for 101 yards, his third 100-yard receiving game of his career. Blake just missed his career-high of 108 against Mississippi State earlier this season.
With 101 receiving yards, Emory Blake now has 1,125 for his career, good for 20th on the school's all-time receiving yards list.
QB Clint Moseley's 45-yard pass to Blake in the first quarter tied a career long pass play by Moseley. He completed a 45-yarder to Quindarius Carr against Ole Miss on Oct. 29.
With a 17-yard gain on first play of second half, RB Michael Dyer surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau on the season. On the season, he has 1,037 yards and has 2,130 yards in his career which ranks 12th all-time.
Dyer has rushed for back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons (1,093 as a true freshman), becoming just the third player in school history to accomplish the feat joining James Brooks (1978-79), Stephen Davis (1994-95) and Carnell Williams (2003-04).
DE Corey Lemonier forced two fumbles in the first half, becoming the first Auburn player to accomplish the feat since Quentin Groves in 2006 at Alabama.
With two fumble recoveries on the day, LB Eltoro Freeman became the first AU player with two fumble recoveries in the same game since Sen'Derrick Marks at Alabama in 2006.