Auburn vs. Alabama Post-game Notes

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Nov. 18, 2006

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Auburn Post-Game Notes
Auburn vs. Alabama
Bryant-Denny Stadium
Saturday, November 18, 2006

  • Auburn team captains were WR Courtney Taylor, LB Will Herring and H Matthew Motley.
  • Auburn won the coin toss and elected to receive. Alabama elected to defend the south end zone.
  • Kickoff was at 2:35 p.m. CT.
  • Attendance was announced as a sellout at 92,138.

    TEAM NOTES

    Auburn has now won five games in a row against Alabama for the first time since 1954-58. It matches the longest winning streak for Auburn against Alabama in series history.

  • Auburn now trails the all-time series 38-32-1. The Tigers are now 6-0 in games played in Tuscaloosa.
  • With 10 victories this season, Auburn has reached double digits in wins for the 11th time in school history. Auburn won a school-record 13 games in 2004, won 11 games in 1983 and 1993, and won 10 games in seven other seasons (1957, 1972, 1974, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1997).
  • Auburn's senior class now has 40 wins over the past four years, setting a new Auburn record for victories over a four-year period. The Tigers already owned the three-year record, and now have 32 over the past three seasons.
  • Under Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is now 62-4 when scoring 20 or more points, including a 60-3 mark in the regular season.
  • Auburn led 14-9 at the half. The Tigers are now 7-0 when leading at the half.
  • Auburn led 22-15 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 10-0 this season when leading after the third quarter.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Will Herring broke the Auburn record by making his 48th consecutive start. Herring broke the school record held by OL Jeno James (1996-99).
  • Tristan Davis had four kickoff return yards, setting a new Auburn single-season record with 713 kickoff return yards, breaking the old record of 654 set by James Brooks (1977).
  • Kenny Irons finished with 85 rushing yards. Irons moved up to 10th in Auburn history with 2114 rushing career rushing yards.
  • Quentin Groves' first sack in the second quarter while forcing a fumble was the 22nd sack of his career, moving him into sole possession on Auburn's career sacks list. He added his 23rd sack later in the quarter, causing another fumble.
  • Groves now has 9.5 sacks this season, which is tied for sixth in a single season in Auburn history.
  • Brad Lester's 12-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his ninth rushing touchdown of the season and the 14th rushing touchdown of his career. He now has scored 17 career touchdowns (14 rushing, two receiving, one kickoff return).
  • Kenny Irons had a nine-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, which was his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and the 17th of his career.
  • Carl Stewart's two long receptions in the third quarter (23 and 37 yards) give him seven catches this season of at least 19 yards.
  • Brandon Cox's 22-yard touchdown pass to Prechae Rodriguez in the third quarter was the 32nd of his career, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on Auburn's career touchdown passes list.
  • Rodriguez's touchdown catch was his first of the season and the second of his career. It was his longest reception of the season, surpassing a 19-yard catch against Tulane.
  • Carl Stewart's two-point conversion pass to Lee Guess marked the second straight game that Guess has caught a two-point conversion pass. Guess caught a two-point conversion throw from Cox last week vs. Georgia.
  • Sen'Derrick Marks recovered two fumbles during the game. He now has three fumble recoveries this season. The Mobile, Ala., native also tipped a John Parker Wilson pass on second down and 15 with the ball on the Auburn 18 with under six minutes to go in the game.
  • David Irons made his second interception of the season and his career to end Alabama's final possession of the game. His first one came at Mississippi State Sept. 9.