Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Georgia
Auburn team captains were RB Ben Tate, DE Antonio Coleman and CB Walter McFadden.
Auburn won the toss and elected to receive. Georgia chose to defend the west end zone.
Kickoff was at 6:10 p.m. CT.
Attendance was announced as 92,746.
Auburn's band members wore black ribbons in honor of Sarah Anderson, a piccoloist who died in a car accident late Tuesday night.
Auburn now leads the all-time series with Georgia, 53-52-8, and
holds an 18-11 lead in games played in Athens.
Has 24 scoring drives of less than two minutes, including 21
that resulted in touchdowns
Has accumulated at least 400 yards of total offense in seven
games this season
Has 14 plays of at least 40 yards, including six of at least 60
Auburn scored on its opening possession on a 5-yard pass from
Chris Todd to Kodi Burns. The Tigers are now 4-2 this season when scoring first.
Auburn held Georgia to seven first-half points, marking the
fifth time in the last seven games, and third game in a row, that Auburn allowed seven or fewer points in the opening half.
Auburn held a 14-7 lead at halftime, and is now 6-2 when leading
at the half.
The game was tied at 17 after three quarters, marking the first
time this season that an Auburn game was tied after three periods.
Auburn's 11-play scoring drive in the first quarter was the
Tigers' eighth scoring drive of double digit plays this season. Seven of the eight ended with touchdowns.
Ben Tate wore No. 4 instead of his usual No. 44 in honor of his
roommate, Zac Etheridge, who suffered a season-ending injury Oct. 31 against Ole Miss.
Tate rushed for 67 yards, pushing his season total to 1209,
moving past Carnell Williams (2004), James Bostic (1993), Joe Cribbs
(1978) and James Brooks (1979) and into the ninth-best single-season total in school history.
Tate's career rushing total is now 3,168, which is fifth best
in school history, just 200 yards behind Joe Cribbs for fourth.
Demond Washington's 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in
the fourth quarter was the first kick returned for a score by Auburn since Tristan Davis returned one 95 yards for a score last season vs. UT Martin. It was the sixth-longest in school history and longest since Tim Carter*s 100-yard return in 2000 vs. LSU.
Washington also broke the school record for kickoff return yards
in a game during his return. He finished with 202 kickoff return yards, breaking the Auburn record of 182 set by Tristan Davis last season vs.
Chris Todd completed 20-of-28 passes for 238 yards and two
touchdowns. Todd now ranks second in Auburn single-season history with
19 touchdown tosses this year, just one shy of the record shared by Jason Campbell (2004) and Pat Sullivan (1971).
Todd also moved into Auburn's top 10 in career touchdown passes.
Todd now has 24, which is tied for ninth with Jeff Burger (1984-87).
Todd completed his first nine passes. Last Saturday against
Furman, he completed his first 14 passes before finishing the game 17-of-18.
Kodi Burns had his first career receiving touchdown to end
Auburn's first drive, catching a 5-yard scoring toss from Chris Todd.
Burns had scored 12 rushing touchdowns prior to collecting his first receiving score.
Terrell Zachery grabbed his fifth receiving touchdown late in
the first quarter, catching a 31-yard pass from Chris Todd. Even at 31 yards, it was the second shortest of Zachery's five touchdowns this season.
Demond Washington's 19-yard punt return late in the first
quarter was Auburn's longest punt of the season. The previous long was a 17-yarder by Anthony Gulley against West Virginia.
Mario Fannin caught six passes, and in the process became
Auburn's all-time leading receiver among running backs. Fannin now has
73 receptions during his career. James Joseph was the leader with 69 from 1986-90.
Antonio Coleman had his 22nd career sack in the second quarter,
moving him into sole possession of third place on Auburn's career sacks list. He is four shy of the record shared by Quentin Groves (2004-07) and Gerald Robinson (1982-85).
Tommy Trott's 32-yard reception in the second quarter was his
longest of the season and missed a career long by one yard. He had a 33-yard catch last year against Arkansas.
Wes Byrum's 37-yard field goal late in the third quarter was
the 42nd of his career, moving him into a tie for fourth most in Auburn history with Al Del Greco (1980-83). He is now 14-of-15 (.933) this season.
Nov. 14, 2009
Auburn vs. Georgia