Football Game Notes: Auburn vs. Georgia

Nov. 6, 2012

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The Last Meeting
Auburn7
Georgia45
November 12, 2011
Athens, Ga.
Tigers Drop Rivalry Game to Georgia
Emory Blake recorded 101 yards receiveing while Corey Lemonier had two sacks and three forced fumbles but the Georgia Bulldogs came away with a 45-7 victory over the Auburn Tigers.

The Game

Auburn (2-7, 0-6 SEC) hosts No. 5-ranked Georgia (8-1, 6-1 SEC) in an SEC matchup on Sat- urday, November 10, 2012, at Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) in Auburn. Kickoff is 6:00 p.m. CT; the game will be televised by ESPN2. Renewing the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, this will be the 116th overall and the 69th consecutive meeting between the teams.

First and 10

  • Auburn leads the series against Georgia with a 54-53-8 record. Georgia has won seven of the last 10 matchups in the series
  • The Tigers and Bulldogs have met every year since 1944 in the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
  • Tre Mason's 152 yards rushing vs. NMSU were the most by an SEC player last week, and a career best for the sophomore tailback
  • The Auburn field goal defense unit has blocked three kicks this season, two of those by Angelo Blackson and one by Corey Lemonier
  • Auburn is 97-139-6 all-time against ranked opponents
  • Linebacker Daren Bates' 62 yards fumble return for a touchdown against New Mexico State was the second lonegest such play in Auburn records
  • Bates is third in the SEC (9.56 tackles/game); teammates Demetruce McNeal (9.33) and Jermaine Whitehead (8.11) rank fourth and seventh among conference tacklers
  • Onterio McCalebb is just the second player in SEC history to tally more than 2,000 yards rushing (2,469), 1,000 kick return yards (1,246) and 500 receiving yards (528)
  • Auburn has won 76 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points
  • Linebacker Ashton Richardson has been chosen as a Rhodes Scholar finalist; he is one of 12 finalists to interview for two scholarship positions Nov. 16-17 in Birmingham
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