Georgia won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn chose to
receive and Georgia defended the north end zone.
Kickoff was at 12:05 p.m. CT.
Game attendance was announced as a sellout of 87,451.
With the victory, Auburn clinched a spot in the SEC Championship
game as the West Division representative. It will be Auburn's fourth
trip to the SEC Championship game (2004, 2000, 1997).
Auburn clinched at least a share of the West Division
championship, marking the seventh time that Auburn has won outright or
shared the SEC West title since 1997.
Auburn now leads the all-time series with Georgia 54-52-8,
although Georgia still owns a 14-10-2 lead in games played in Auburn.
The Tigers snapped a four-game winning streak by Georgia in the series.
Auburn improved to 11-0 for just the third time in school
history (2004, 1993).
Auburn finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record at
Jordan-Hare Stadium. It marked just the second time that Auburn has won
eight home games in one season, matching the 1988 team's 8-0 mark.
Auburn came from behind to for the seventh time in 11 games this
season. It marked the third time that Auburn overcame a double-digit
deficit to win (Clemson, South Carolina), marking the first time since
1970 that Auburn won three games in the same season in which is trailed
by double figures.
Auburn scored 49 points, pushing the Tigers' total for the
season to 471 points, which is the most points in a single season in
school history. The previous high was 438 in 1995.
Auburn has now won its last 64 consecutive games when scoring 30
or more points. The last loss was a 56-49, four-overtime game against
Georgia in 1996.
Auburn rushed for 315 yards, marking the sixth straight game
against an SEC opponent that the Tigers surpassed 300 yards rushing.
Georgia entered the game ranked 13th nationally, allowing 106.4 yards
rushing per game.
Auburn converted 10-of-14 third down plays. The Tigers entered
the game ranked ninth nationally with a third-down conversion percentage
Auburn scored first on a 31-yard TD rush by Cam Newton. It
marked just the sixth game this season in which Auburn scored first.
The score was tied 21-21 at the half. It marked the second time
this season that Auburn was tied at the half (LSU).
Auburn led 35-31 after three quarters. The Tigers have led after
three quarters in every game but South Carolina (trailed) and Kentucky
Auburn has scored in 21 consecutive quarters, dating back to the
fourth quarter of Auburn's game at Kentucky (Oct. 9).
Newton became the first player in SEC history and the eighth
different player in NCAA history to reach totals of 2,000 yards passing
and 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.
Newton accounted for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing),
extending his school single-season record for touchdowns responsible for
to 39. Newton entered the game leading the nation with 35 touchdowns
scored and passed for.
Newton's 39 touchdowns responsible for ranks sixth in a single
season in SEC history.
Newton rushed for 151 yards on 30 carries, pushing his season
total to 1,297 yards, which ranks seventh in Auburn history and extends
his SEC record for yards rushing by a quarterback in a single season.
It marked Newton's sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season,
with five of the six coming against SEC opponents.
Newton's two rushing touchdowns brought his season total to 17
touchdowns on the year. That mark ties for first in a season in Auburn
history with Bo Jackson (1985) and Carnell Williams (2003).
Newton has now scored 18 touchdowns (17 rushing and one
receiving), giving him 108 points scored this season, which set a new
Auburn single season record for most points scored in a single season.
Newton completed 12-of-15 passes for 148 yards and two
touchdowns. He now ranks second in Auburn single-season history with 21
TD passes, just one shy of the record set by Chris Todd last season.
Newton's first quarter interception snapped a streak of 85
consecutive passes thrown without an interception.
Newton had 299 yards of offense, pushing his season total to
3,335 yards, breaking the Auburn single-season record for total offense.
The record had been 3,277 yards by Dameyune Craig in 1997.
MORE PLAYER NOTES
OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 49
games, tying the school record held by Will Herring.
Wes Byrum scored seven points, pushing his Auburn career-record
total to 343 points, which ranks seventh in SEC history.
Byrum also recovered an on-side kick to start the second half.
It was the first on-side kick recovered by Auburn since Byrum
accomplished the feat against Alabama last season.
Darvin Adams had three catches for 30 yards, becoming the eighth
player in Auburn history to amass 100 career receptions. He now has 102
career catches for 1,678 career yards.
Michael Dyer rushed for 60 yards on 13 carries, giving him 859
rushing yards this season, breaking Bo Jackson's Auburn freshman record
of 829 yards rushing set in 1982.
Onterio McCalebb scored on runs of 4, 2 and 4 yards for his
first career three-touchdown game. It marked the fifth straight game in
which he has rushed for a touchdown, and gives him nine rushing TDs this
season and 13 in his career.
Philip Lutzenkirchen caught a pair of touchdown passes, covering
18 and 13 yards. It was his first multi-TD game, giving him four TD
catches this season and six for his career.