Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Georgia
Sanford Stadium - Athens, Ga.
November 12, 2005
Auburn team captains are OT Marcus McNeill, LB Antarrious Williams and H Matthew Motley.
Georgia won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn chose to receive.
Kickoff was at 7:47 p.m. EST.
Auburn now owns a 53-48-8 advantage in the series vs. Georgia and has won 10 of its last 12 games in Athens. Auburn is now 18-9 all-time in Athens.
Auburn is now 35-12 against SEC schools since 2000, which is one game ahead of Georgia for the best record in the SEC during that span.
Auburn is 52-4 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points, and has won 20 in a row.
Auburn is 37-0 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 30 or more points. The Tigers have won their last 42 games when scoring 30 or more points.
Through 109 meetings, Auburn has now out-scored Georgia by just two points, 1,650-1,648.
The 31 points scored by Auburn are the most allowed by Georgia this season and the most since a 34-14 LSU win in the 2003 SEC Championship game.
Auburn's 31 points vs. Georgia is the most the Tigers have scored against the Bulldogs since a 38-21 Auburn victory in Athens in 1999, Tommy Tuberville's first season at the helm.
Auburn has now scored on its opening drive five times in 10 games (four touchdowns, one field goal) after Kenny Irons' 30-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first possession tonight.
The Tigers are now 6-0 this season when scoring first.
Auburn led 14-13 at the half. The Tigers are now 7-0 when leading at the half this season.
Auburn's 92-yard touchdown drive on the opening possession was its longest of the season in terms of yards.
Auburn trailed 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. It is the fourth time this season that Auburn trailed after one period (Georgia Tech, Arkansas, LSU). The Tigers are now 2-2 when trailing after one quarter.
The 10 points allowed by Auburn in the first quarter are the most surrendered by the Tigers in the opening period since Georgia Tech scored 10 first-quarter points in the season opener.
Auburn outscored Georgia 7-3 in the second quarter. The Tigers now have a 120-23 advantage in points scored during the second period this season.
Georgia entered the game allowing an average of 13.8 points and 288.9 yards per game. Auburn scored 14 points and had 274 yards in the first half alone.
Auburn led 21-20 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are 8-0 when leading after three periods.
With Auburn's 31-30 victory over No. 9-ranked Georgia, the Tigers have now won 11 of the last 16 games vs. teams ranked in the top 10.
Auburn's 31-30 victory over Georgia is the fourth 1-point game in the 109 meetings between the schools (1898, 1940, 1959). There are seven ties in the series (1899, 1901, 1911, 1914, 1937, 1978 and 1994).
Auburn is now 2-2 in 1-point games in the 109-game series history.
John Vaughn's 20-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter gave the Tigers their first fourth-quarter comeback since the 10-9 victory over LSU in 2004. Vaughn also kicked the extra point to give Auburn the win.
There were nine lead changes in the game.
Kenny Irons surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season, marking the 17th 1,000-yard season in Auburn history. Irons now ranks 13th on the Auburn single-season rushing mark with 1,102 yards rushing.
Kenny Irons went over the 100-yard rushing mark on his 14th carry in the second quarter. It is the fourth time this season he has surpassed 100 yards rushing in the first half (Ball State, Western Kentucky, Kentucky).
Irons now has seven 100-yard rushing games this season, which is tied for third most in a single season in Auburn history. The record is 10 by Rudi Johnson in 2000.
Irons now has five consecutive 100-yard rushing games, which ties for the second-best streak in Auburn history and the longest since Rudi Johnson in 2000. The Auburn record is seven by Joe Cribbs in 1978.
Irons' two touchdown runs in the first half (30 and 6 yards) give him 12 for the season, moving him into a tie for ninth on Auburn's single-season rushing touchdowns list with Carnell Williams (2004), James Bostic (1993) and Bo Jackson (1983).
Irons now has four multi-touchdown games this season and at least one rushing touchdown in four consecutive games.
Irons' 179-yard effort is the 24th 100-yard performance by an Auburn back against Georgia since 1970. Auburn has had a 100-yard rusher in five of the last six seasons vs. the Bulldogs.
Irons had 114 yards of total offense on 14 touches in the first quarter alone, accumulating 77 yards rushing and 37 yards receiving.
Anthony Mix's reception on the first play of the game was the 70th of his career, moving him into sole possession of 19th in Auburn history for career receptions. He now has 71 catches.
Devin Aromashodu moved up four spots to 12th in Auburn history in receiving yards. He now has 1,296 yards.
Aromashodu's 135 receiving yards is a season best for Auburn and the most since a 150-yard receiving performance from Ben Obomanu vs. Ole Miss in 2003.
Brandon Cox threw for 279 yards. It is his eighth 200-yard passing game of the season, moving him into sole possession of third place in Auburn's single-season history.
Cox threw for over 200 yards for the sixth straight game, moving him into a tie for second in Auburn history for consecutive 200-yard passing games. Pat Sullivan holds the record with seven in 1970.
Cox's 279 yards passing is the most since he passed for 342 yards in the season-opener vs. Georgia Tech.
Cox was intercepted on Auburn's second drive, snapping a string of 110 consecutive passes thrown without an interception. The school record is 158 by Ben Leard from 1998-99. Cox had not been picked off since the first half of an Oct. 15 game at Arkansas.
Brad Lester had a 30-yard run on his first carry since Oct. 15 at Arkansas. It was his fourth run of at least 20 yards this season.
Ben Obomanu's 30-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his first career rushing touchdown. It was his longest rush of the season, surpassing a 27-yard run vs. Ole Miss.
Brandon Cox's 53-yard pass to Devin Aromashodu in the fourth quarter was Auburn's longest pass play of the season. The previous long was a 41-yard touchdown strike to Prechae Rodriguez last week at Kentucky.
LB Karibi Dede recovered two fumbles, returning one 15 yards for a touchdown. He now has five fumble recoveries for his career.
Dede's fumble recovery was the second defensive score of the season for Auburn. Will Herring recovered a fumble for a touchdown vs. Mississippi State.
FS Will Herring extended his consecutive starts streak to 34 games, while TE Cooper Wallace (29), NG T.J. Jackson (23) and OG Ben Grubbs (23) also extended lengthy starting streaks.