Game Notes - Auburn vs. Alabama A&M
Nov. 19, 2016
#18 AUBURN vs. ALABAMA A&M
#18 AUBURN vs. ALABAMA A&M
November 19, 2016
- Captains: Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, Alex Kozan, Marcus Davis
- Weather: 54 degrees at kickoff
- Coin Toss: Alabama A&M wins the toss and defers; Auburn receives
- Eagle Flight: Nova from flagpole
- Attendance: 87,451
- Kyle Davis made his first start for Auburn tonight. The Tigers have had 14 first-time starters this season, nine on offense and five on defense.
- This is Auburn's fifth game of the season with 500 or more yards in total offense. In the eight games Auburn has won this year, the team is averaging 548 yards in total offense.
- Auburn's 451 yards rushing seventh-most in school history. Three of the top seven are from this season - 543 vs. Arkansas, 462 vs. Arkansas State.
- Auburn's eight second scoring drive (1-play, 39-yard touchdown by Franklin III) is the fastest for the Tigers this season.
- Auburn's defense has held an opponent to under 30 yards rushing twice this season - vs. Arkansas (25), vs. Alabama A&M (28). Last time the Auburn defense has done this was in 2003 - vs. ULM (23), vs. Tennessee (4).
- Last time Auburn has held a team to 130 yards or less was at Mississippi State in 2008 (116).
- Montravius Adams became the 32nd player in Auburn history to play in 50 or more games on Saturday. He joins teammates Marcus Davis, Johnathan Ford and Robert Leff that reached the mark in the game at Georgia on Nov. 12.
- With the win over Alabama A&M, Gus Malzahn has 35 victories in his first four seasons as Auburn head coach the second-most in Auburn history behind only Terry Bowden.
- Today's shutout of Alabama A&M marks the first shutout for the Tigers since ULM in 2008.
- Auburn has held 9 of 11 opponents in 2016 and 10 of its last 12 opponents under 20 points.
- With its 451 rushing yards, Auburn's 3,276 yards this season is sixth on the Auburn single-season list.
- Auburn has held eight consecutive opponents without a rushing touchdown.
- Auburn is 29-8 under Malzahn with a 100-yard rusher in his Auburn head coaching tenure and with two 100-yard rushers in the same game, it's 10-0. Auburn has produced a 100-yard rusher in 37 of 50 games under Malzahn.
- The Tigers are 27-5 under Malzahn when scoring first.
- Auburn has 17 scoring plays on offense of 20 yards or more in 2016. The Tigers finished 2015 (13 games) with just seven.
- The Tigers are 29-8 when rushing for more than 200 yards under Gus Malzahn
- Auburn has held nine of its last 10 opponents below their season scoring average. The Tigers have held every opponent this season below their season rushing average.
- Jeremy Johnson scored his eighth and ninth career rushing touchdowns, his first two of this season and first since the 2015 Birmingham Bowl win over Memphis
- With 147 passing yards on the night, Jeremy Johnson surpassed 2,000 in his career and has 2,097 overall.
- Kyle Davis' 14-yard TD catch from Jeremy Johnson was the second score of the season for the freshman receiver. It was Johnson's 20th career touchdown pass, first of this season
- Darius Slayton's three receptions tie his career high.
- Kerryon Johnson has passed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career. He's recorded his third 100-yard game of the season and of his career. Johnson's second-quarter TD run was his 11th rushing score this season and 14th of his career.
- Kerryon Johnson's 11 rushing touchdowns on the season move him into a tie for 18th in Auburn history with Nick Marshall (2014), Reggie Ware (1986) and Billy Atkins (1957)
- Johnathan Ford recorded his first career reception, and had his first rushing carries since October, 2013
- Freshman running back Kam Martin scored a third-quarter touchdown, his second touchdown of the season. Martin finished with a career-high 176 rushing yards, his first career 100-yard rushing game.
- Kam Martin is the 10th different player to rush for 100 or more yards under Gus Malzahn at Auburn. His 176 yards is the second-highest total for an Auburn player in the second half only (189-Stephen Davis vs. Arkansas, 1994).
- John Franklin III scored his second rushing touchdown of the season in the third quarter
- Montravius Adams recorded his second career interception, first of this season
- Javaris Davis recorded his first career sack
- Maurice Swain recorded his first blocked kick on an AAMU field goal attempt. That's Auburn's third blocked kick attempt this season (Montravius Adams blocked FG, blocked PAT)
- Derrick Brown recorded the first solo sack of his career. He has 1.5 on the season.
- Stephen Roberts' interception in the third quarter was his second of the season
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- Daniel Carlson has converted 140 consecutive PAT attempts, the most in Auburn history and second best in SEC history (passing Van Tiffin, Alabama, 135 consecutive from 1983-85). Auburn kickers have converted 167 consecutive PATs overall dating back to the 2013 Tennessee game, the fourth longest active streak in the FBS behind Florida State, Michigan and Memphis.
- Carlson is now 22-25 on field goals this season. That's the third-most FG made in a season at Auburn. He is now 63-76 for his career, the Auburn career record for field goals made and percentage. His 76 attempts are second all-time on the Auburn list.
- Carlson is second in Auburn career scoring with 335 points, behind only Wes Byrum (363 from 2007-10). For the season, Carlson ranks fourth in all-time single-season scoring with 115 points this year. Next would be Wes Byrum with 123 in 2010 in third.