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Auburn Postgame Notes

Auburn vs. Alabama

Jordan-Hare Stadium

November 24, 2007

                                                                                                                 

• The pre-game flight was made by Nova from the flagpole.           

• Auburn team captains were QB Brandon Cox, DE Quentin Groves, DB Eric Brock and H Matthew Motley.

• Auburn won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.  Alabama chose to receive and Auburn chose to defend the north end zone.

• Kickoff was at 7:10 p.m. ET.                                          

• Attendance was listed as a capacity crowd of 87,451.

 

TEAM NOTES

·         Auburn won for the sixth straight time against Alabama, setting a new school record for consecutive wins in the series. Auburn won five in a row from 1954-58.

·         Alabama now leads the series 38-33-1. Auburn is 7-2 in games played in Auburn.

·         Auburn's seniors won their 41st game over the past four seasons, which ties the school record for the most wins in a four-year period. Last year's senior class also won 41 games from 2003-06.

·         Auburn has now finished with a winning SEC record for eight consecutive seasons, which is the longest streak in school history.

·         Auburn has now won at least eight games for six consecutive seasons.

·         The Tigers are now 23-7 in their last 29 games played in November.

·         Auburn is now 14-2 in home night games (kickoff at 6 p.m. or later) since the 2000 season.

·         Auburn has now scored in 62 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is the second-longest streak in team history. The record is 149 straight games from Oct. 4, 1980 through Nov. 14, 1992.

·         Auburn scored on its opening drive for the sixth time in its last eight games. The Tigers marched 65 yards on 12 plays and used 5:21. The Tigers' six scoring drives during that stretch have averaged 11.3 plays.

·         Auburn held Alabama scoreless in the first quarter. The Tigers have not allowed Alabama to score a touchdown in the first quarter of an Iron Bowl game since 1996.

·         Auburn led 10-7 at the half. The Tigers have had the lead at the half every game but one (Georgia) this season, and are now 8-3 when leading at the half.

·         Auburn still led 10-7 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 7-3 when leading after three quarters.

 

 

INDIVIDUAL NOTES                    

·         Brandon Cox became just the second Auburn quarterback to beat Alabama three straight times, joining Jason Campbell (2002-04).

·         Cox also tied Pat Sullivan for third on Auburn's all-time list for wins by a starting quarterback with 26.

·         With 98 yards rushing, Brad Lester passed Ed Dyas (1958-60) for 26th on Auburn's all-time rushing list with 1343 yards.

·         Lester's rushing total was a new career high, surpassing his 96-yard effort Oct. 27 against Ole Miss.

·         With three receptions, Rodgeriqus Smith moved into a tie for eighth place on Auburn's single-season receptions list with 48 catches.

·         With 46 yards receiving, Smith passed Greg Taylor (1987-90) for 15th in Auburn history in career receiving yards with 1221.

·         Ben Tate's 3-yard touchdown run on Auburn's opening drive was his seventh rushing touchdown of the season and the 10th of his career.

·         Wes Byrum's 37-yard field goal in the first quarter was his 16th of the season. His 16 field goals is now tied with Damon Duval (2001) and Win Lyle (1989) for the fourth-most field goals in a single season in Auburn history.

·         Jerraud Powers' interception late in the second quarter was his fourth interception of the season, tying him with Patrick Lee for the team lead.

·         Josh Thompson had a career-high 12 tackles. His previous career high was a 10-tackle game Oct. 20 at LSU.