Ole Miss vs. Auburn Postgame Notes

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Oct. 29, 2011

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SERIES INFORMATION
•This game marked the 36th meeting all time between Ole Miss and Auburn dating back to 1928. Auburn leads the all-time series 27-9. The Rebels are just 2-12 all-time versus the Tigers in Auburn with their last win coming in 2003.

CAPTAINS
Damien Jackson (DB), Kentrell Lockett (DL), D.T. Shackelford (LB) and Bradley Sowell (OL)

FIRST-TIME STARTERS
Defensive: Keith Lewis (Spur) and Cameron Whigham (DE).

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Senior running back Brandon Bolden rushed for a season-high 114 yards to pass Dou Innocent for fourth on the all-time Rebel rushing list with 2,419 yards. Bolden totaled 122 all-purpose yards to pass Mike Wallace for third on the Ole Miss career list with 3,405 all-purpose yards. He also scored two rushing TDs which give him 27 career rushing scores and 32 total TDs, both of which rank second in Ole Miss history. The game also marked his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the eighth of his career.
• Freshman wide receiver Nickolas Brassell caught a team-best four passes for 32 yards and his first career touchdown. He also rushed four times for 19 yards and added a tackle on defense.
• Junior quarterback Randall Mackey has thrown a touchdown pass in three-straight games.
• Ole Miss rushed for a season-high 172 yards in the first half.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett posted a season-high six tackles (three solo), 1.0 TFL and recovered two fumbles.
• Sophomore defensive back Charles Sawyer tied a career best with a team-high 10 tackles and eight solo stops and added 1.0 TFL.
• Freshman linebacker Serderius Bryant tied a career best with five solo tackles (six total stops) and 1.0 TFL.
• Sophomore defensive back Frank Crawford set a career-high with five solo tackles and tied a career best with six total tackles.
• Senior defensive back Damien Jackson tied a career-high with eight solo tackles (nine total stops).

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Junior Bryson Rose connected on a 39-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter and has now made 15 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season and is now three field goals shy of the SEC record for consecutive field goals made. Rose was also 2-for-2 on PATs and scored five points.
• Junior Tyler Campbell punted five times for a 38.0-yard average and a long of 48 yards, but downed two punts inside the 20-yard line. Campbell entered the game tied for sixth in the nation with 18 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

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