Postgame Notes

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Nov. 15, 2008

 

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Auburn Post-Game Notes

Georgia at Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

Nov. 15, 2008

                                                                                                                 

• The pregame flight was made by Nova from section 106.

• Auburn team captains were RB Tristan Davis, CB Jerraud Powers and DS Robert Shiver.

• Auburn won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Georgia received and Auburn defended the south end zone.

• Kickoff was at 11:35 a.m. CT.                                        

• Game attendance was announced as 87,451.

 

TEAM NOTES

·         Auburn now leads the all-time series 53-51-8, but Georgia owns a 14-9-2 edge in games played in Auburn.

·         Auburn did not allow a rushing touchdown. The Tigers rank second in the nation, having allowed just four rushing touchdowns all season.

·         Auburn’s defense held Georgia to 17 points, becoming just the third team this season to hold the Bulldogs to fewer than 20 points.

·         Auburn scored first on a 52-yard pass from Kodi Burns to Mario Fannin. The Tigers have scored first in eight of their 11 games and are now 5-3 when scoring first.

·         Auburn led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers have still not allowed their opponents to score an offensive touchdown in the first quarter this season and hold a 64-13 scoring edge in the first quarter this season.

·         Auburn trailed 7-6 at the half. It marked just the second time this season that Auburn did not have the lead at halftime (Ole Miss).

·         Auburn trailed 10-6 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 0-5 this season when trailing after three quarters.

·         Auburn totaled 175 yards of offense in the fourth quarter after collecting 128 in the first three quarters combined.

                                                                                         

                                                                                   

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

                                                             

·         Ben Tate finished with 37 yards rushing, moving past Fob James (1952-55) for 14th in Auburn history in career rushing yards with 1947.

·         Montez Billings finished with six catches for 66 yards.The six catches were a season-high and tied his career high from the 2007 LSU game.

·         Gabe McKenzie, playing his first game at tight end this season, caught his first pass of the season in the second quarter. The Tigers have now had 19 different players catch a pass this season.

·         Tez Doolittle blocked a field goal to end Georgia’s opening drive. It was his first career blocked kick.

·         D’Antoine Hood’s fumble recovery in the first quarter was his first career fumble recovery.

·         Kodi Burns’ 52-yard touchdown pass to Mario Fannin was Auburn’s longest touchdown pass of the season and second-longest passing play (58 yards – Chris Todd to Tim Hawthorne vs. LSU)

·         The 52-yard reception was the longest of Fannin’s career, and it was Burns’ longest pass of the season and second-longest of his career (58 yards vs. New Mexico State in 2007)

·         Fannin’s 35-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter was his first rushing TD of the season and his longest rush of the year. His previous long run this year was 19 yards against Louisiana-Monroe.

·         Fannin became the first Auburn player to score touchdowns rushing and receiving in the same game since Carl Stewart in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic against Nebraska, Jan. 1, 2007.