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Auburn vs. Alabama - Game Notes
Nov. 25, 2017

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GAME NOTES

  • Captains: Braden Smith, Austin Golson, Tré Williams
  • Weather: 61 degrees and cloudy at kickoff
  • Coin Toss: Alabama won the toss and deferred; Auburn received the opening kick
  • Eagle Flight: Spirit from Section 12
  • Attendance: 87,451

TEAM NOTES

  • No first-time starters for Auburn
  • Auburn scored first for the 10th game this season
  • Auburn's 94-yard first-quarter scoring drive was its sixth longest of the season. It was the longest drive allowed by Alabama this season
  • Auburn will represent the SEC West in the SEC Championship Game for the sixth time; others were 1997, 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2013. The Tigers will take on Georgia in the SEC Championship Game next Saturday (Dec. 2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Auburn is now 9-5 in Iron Bowls played in Jordan-Hare Stadium and 5-3 in Iron Bowls when both teams were ranked inside the AP Top 10. The Tigers are 2-0 all-time against No. 1 ranked Alabama teams at Jordan-Hare Stadium; also defeating the Crimson Tide, 34-28, in 2013
  • Auburn had a 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher for the first time in an Iron Bowl since 1989 - Alexander Wright (141 yards receiving) and Stacy Danley (130 yard rushing). It was just the Tigers' second time to accomplish the feat in the Iron Bowl
  • The 12-point margin of victory was Auburn's largest in an Iron Bowl since defeating Alabama by 23 points (49-26) in 1969
  • Auburn finished the season undefeated at home. The Tigers are 30-7 all-time under head coach Gus Malzahn at Jordan-Hare Stadium

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/OFFENSE

  • With 2,379 career rushing yards (104 today), Kerryon Johnson is now 12th on the Auburn career rushing list, passing Michael Dyer (2,335 yards from 2010-11). His 104 yards marked the 22nd 100-yard game by an Auburn player in Iron Bowl history. It was Johnson's fourth straight 100-yard game and his eighth this season
  • The first-quarter touchdown was Kerryon Johnson's second TD pass and his first this season. It was Nate Craig-Myers' second TD catch of the season and third of his career
  • Kerryon Johnson scored his 17th rushing touchdown of the season in the third quarter; the most by an Auburn player since Tre Mason had 23 in 2013 and tied with Bo Jackson (1985) and Carnell Williams (2003) for third-most in a single season. He now has 19 touchdowns (rushing/receiving), which is third-most in single-season history behind Tre Mason (25 in 2013) and Cam Newton (21 in 2010). He has 31 career rushing touchdowns - fifth all-time in Auburn history - and 33 total scores (rushing/receiving) for his career
  • With 69 receptions for the season, Ryan Davis has set an Auburn single-season record for receptions; the old mark was 60 set by Darvin Adams in 2009. Davis' 11 receptions and 139 receiving yards today are career highs and his first 100-yard receiving game. His 11 receptions are an Auburn Iron Bowl record and the most since Darvin Adams caught 12 passes against Northwestern in the 2009 Outback Bowl. His 139 receiving yards are Auburn's third most in an Iron Bowl behind Sammy Coates (206; 2014) and Alexander Wright (141; 1989)
  • Jarrett Stidham passed for more than 200 yards for the ninth time this season. With 237 yards in the game, he has thrown for 2,682 yard this season - fourth in Auburn's single-season history
  • Stidham's fourth quarter rushing touchdown was his fourth of the season. He ran for a career-high 51 yards in the game; previous best was 36 yards at Oklahoma State in 2015
  • Jalen Harris' first-quarter catch was his first of the season. His last catch came on the final play of the 2017 Sugar Bowl

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/DEFENSE

  • Tre' Williams' first-quarter fumble recovery was his first of the season and second of his career; Derrick Brown's forced fumble was his second of the season and career
  • Deshaun Davis and Nick Coe each recorded a sack in the game. Davis matched a career-best with his fourth 1.0-sack performance while Coe recorded a full sack in a game for the first time.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Daniel Carlson extended his SEC and Auburn career scoring record to 470 career points scored. That moves him ahead of Dustin Hopkins (466, Florida State, 2009-12) for second on the NCAA career scoring list for kickers
  • Carlson has converted 194 consecutive PAT attempts, a school and SEC record; 194 PAT made ranks third in SEC history. As a team, Auburn has converted 221 consecutive PAT, the longest active streak nationally
  • Carlson now has an SEC record 90 field goals made for his career and has made 21 this season, the fourth-best season in Auburn history

 

 

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