Auburn vs. Alabama Postgame Notes
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Nov. 26, 2010

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AUBURN NOTES

  • Auburn team captains were C Ryan Pugh, DT Zach Clayton, LB Josh Bynes and K Wes Byrum.
  • Auburn won the toss and deferred to the second half. Alabama chose to receive and Auburn defended the south end zone.
  • Kickoff was at 1:41 p.m. CT.
  • Game attendance was announced as 101,821, which is the fourth largest crowd Auburn has ever played in front of.

TEAM NOTES

  • Auburn clinched the outright SEC West title with the victory, improving to 12-0 overall and 8-0 in the SEC. It is Auburn's third outright SEC title (2000, 2004).
  • Auburn now has 12 wins, which marks the second most wins in a season in school history. The Tigers went 13-0 in 2004.
  • Auburn now trails the all-time series 40-34-1, and has a 7-1 record in Tuscaloosa, including a 5-1 mark at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
  • Auburn came from behind to for the eighth time in its 12 victories this season, and it was the fourth time Auburn came back from a double-digit deficit. Prior to this season, Auburn had not come back from more than two double-digit deficits since 1970.
  • The 24-point deficit marks the largest deficit Auburn has ever overcome to win. The Tigers had come back from 17 down four times, including earlier this season against Clemson.
  • Auburn scored 28 points, pushing the Tigers' total for the season to 499 points, extending Auburn's single-season record.
  • Auburn totaled 324 yards of offense, pushing the Tigers' season total to 5,881, breaking the school single-season record of 5,613 set by last year's squad.
  • Auburn rushed for a season-low 108 yards, but still broke the school single-season record for total rushing yardage. The Tigers now have 3,495 rushing yards this season, breaking the school record of 3,438 yards set in 1985.
  • Alabama scored first on a 9-yard TD rush. It marked the sixth game this season in which Auburn's opponent scored first.
  • Auburn had its streak of having scored in 21 consecutive quarters snapped in the first quarter. The last quarter in which Auburn did not score was the third quarter of the Oct. 9 game at Kentucky.
  • Auburn trailed 24-7 at the half. It marked the third time this season that Auburn trailed at the half (Clemson, South Carolina).
  • Auburn trailed 27-21 after three quarters, marking just the second time this season Auburn has trailed entering the final quarter (South Carolina).

Cam Newton NOTES

  • Cam Newton accounted for 4 touchdowns (3 passing,1 rushing), extending his school single-season record for touchdowns responsible for to 43.
  • Newton's 43 touchdowns responsible for ties Andre Woodson (Kentucky) for second in a single season in SEC history.
  • Newton completed 13-of-20 passes for 216 yards and 3 touchdowns. He now has 24 TD passes this season, breaking the Auburn single-season record of 22 set by Chris Todd last season.
  • Newton rushed for 39 yards on 22 carries, pushing his season total to 1,336 yards, which ranks fifth in Auburn history and extends his SEC record for yards rushing by a quarterback in a single season.
  • Newton's one rushing touchdowns brought his season total to 18 rushing touchdowns, breaking the school single-season record of 17 touchdowns that had been held by Bo Jackson (1985) and Carnell Williams (2003).
  • Newton has now scored 19 touchdowns (18 rushing and one receiving), giving him 114 points scored this season, extending his Auburn single-season record for most points scored.
  • Newton had 255 yards of offense, pushing his season total to 3,590 yards, extending his own Auburn single-season record for total offense.

MORE PLAYER NOTES

  • OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 50 games, breaking the school records for starts and consecutive starts held by Will Herring, who started 49 straight games from 2003-06.
  • Wes Byrum scored 4 points, pushing his Auburn career-record total to 347 points, which ranks sixth in SEC history.
  • Darvin Adams had 2 catches for 29 yards, pushing his career totals to 104 career catches for 1,707 career yards, which ranks seventh and eighth, respectively, in school history.
  • Michael Dyer rushed for 27 yards on 9 carries, giving him 886 rushing yards this season, extending his Auburn freshman rushing record.
  • Nick Fairley had two first-half sacks giving him 9.5 sacks for the season. It also gave him 20 tackles for loss, which is tied for the most in Auburn history since tackles for loss began being charted in 1981.
  • On Fairley's second sack, he also forced a fumble which he recovered. It was the first forced fumble of his career and his third career fumble recovery.
  • Antoine Carter recorded his second career forced fumble in the second quarter, punching the ball out of Mark Ingram's arms and into the end zone, where it was recovered by Demond Washington for a touchback.
  • Emory Blake caught his sixth touchdown pass of the season in the second quarter, hauling in a 36-yard strike from Cam Newton.
  • Terrell Zachery's 70-yard touchdown reception was his fourth TD catch of the year. Three of the four have gone for at least 70 yards, and he has now scored six touchdowns of at least 65 yards in his career.
  • Philip Lutzenkirchen's 7-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was his fifth touchdown catch of the season and the seventh of his career.
  • T'Sharvan Bell's fourth quarter sack of Greg McElroy was the first of his career.