Georgia vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

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Nov. 13, 2010

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AUBURN NOTES

  • The eagle flight was made by Nova from the flagpole on the ramp on the northeast corner of the stadium.
  • Auburn team captains were C Ryan Pugh, LB Josh Bynes and K Wes Byrum.
  • 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.

TEAM NOTES

  • 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 of 50.9.
  • 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 (tied).
  • Auburn has scored in 21 consecutive quarters, dating back to the fourth quarter of Auburn's game at Kentucky (Oct. 9).

Cam Newton NOTES

  • 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.