Football Game Notes: Auburn vs. Alabama A&M

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The Game

Auburn (2-8, 0-7 SEC) hosts Alabama A&M (7-3, 6-3 SWAC) on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) in Auburn. Kickoff is 1:00 p.m. CT; the game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis.

First and 10

  • This is the first-ever meeting between Auburn and Alabama A&M in football
  • Auburn’s 13 seniors will be recognized in ceremonies before their final home game: Daren Bates, T’Sharvan Bell, Deangelo Benton, Emory Blake, Jonathan Evans, Philip Lutzenkirchen, Onterio McCalebb, Ikeem Means, Anthony Morgan, Ashton Richardson, Travante Stallworth, John Sullen and Jamar Travis
  • The 2012 seniors have a career record of 32-18 entering Saturday’s game
  • The Auburn field goal defense unit has blocked three kicks this season, two of those by Angelo Blackson and one by Corey Lemonier
  • 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
  • Linebacker Daren Bates’ 62 yard fumble return for a touchdown against New Mexico State was the second longest such play in Auburn records
  • Demetruce McNeal is third in the SEC (9.00 tackles/game); teammates Daren Bates (8.90) and Jermaine Whitehead (7.90) rank fifth and ninth among conference tacklers\
  • Onterio McCalebb is just the second player in SEC history to tally more than 2,000 yards rushing (2,485), 1,000 kick return yards (1,287) and 500 receiving yards (571)
  • McCalebb ranks first among NCAA active players in career rushing yards per carry, with a 6.40 yards-per-carry career average in 48 games
  • Auburn has won 76 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points
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