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Auburn at Alabama

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Nov. 29, 2008


• Auburn team captains were OL Jason Bosley, NG Tez Doolittle and DS Robert Shiver.

• Alabama won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn received to open the game.

• Kickoff was at 2:47 p.m. CT.                                          

• Game attendance was announced as 92,138.



·         Auburn had its six-game winning streak in the series snapped and now trails the all-time series with Alabama 39-33-1.

·         Auburn is now 3-7 all-time against No. 1-ranked teams.

·         Auburn is now 4-2 against teams ranked in the top five of the Associated Press poll under Tuberville.

·         Auburn was shut out for the first time since a 23-0 loss to USC to open the 2003 season. The Tigers had scored in 74 consecutive games, which was the second-longest streak in school history.

·         Auburn held Alabama without a first-quarter touchdown for the 12th year in a row. Alabama has not scored a first-quarter touchdown against Auburn since 1996.

·         Alabama scored first on a 37-yard field goal by Van Tiffin. It marked just the fourth time this season that Auburn did not score first, and the Tigers are now 0-4 in those four games.

·         Auburn trailed 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers have not allowed their opponents to score an offensive touchdown in the first quarter this season and hold a 64-16 scoring edge in the first quarter this season.

·         Glen Coffee’s 41-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter was the first rushing touchdown allowed by Auburn since the West Virginia game. The Tigers entered the game ranked second nationally with just four rushing touchdowns allowed.

·         Auburn trailed 10-0 at the half. It marked just the third time this season that Auburn did not have the lead at halftime (Ole Miss, Georgia).





·         Tristan Davis had 104 kickoff return yards, pushing his season total to 657, which ranks second in Auburn history. (Davis holds the season record with 756 yards in the 2006 season). His career total of 1,455 is third-best in school history.

·         Zac Etheridge led the defense with 11 tackles. Etheridge has now had at least nine tackles in three of the last four games, totaling 10 at Ole Miss and nine vs. Georgia.

·         Zach Clayton’s second-quarter sack gave him 4.5 sacks this season, which is second on the team.

·         Morgan Hull attempted his first career field in the second quarter from 39 yards, but had it blocked.

·         Mike McNeil’s blocked extra point attempt in the third quarter was his first career blocked kick.




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