Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Auburn
Oct. 29, 2016

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POSTGAME NOTES

#15 AUBURN 40, OLE MISS 29 - 10/29/16

SERIES INFORMATION

• This was the 42nd all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Auburn ... The Tigers now lead 30-11 overall and 11-3 in Oxford.

CAPTAINS

(All seniors): Evan Engram (TE), Issac Gross (DT), John Youngblood (DE)

FIRST-TIME STARTERs (4)

Offense: Greg Little (LT), Daronte Bouldin (RG), Alex Givens (RT); Defense: Willie Hibbler (MLB)

DEBUTS (1)

Dawson Knox (TE)

GENERAL NOTES

• Attendance at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was 65,927, second-largest in school history.

• This game featured 10 lead changes.

• Ole Miss’ record vs. top-25 opponents falls to 69-154-2 all-time and 11-17 under Freeze ... The Rebels are now 1-5 vs. ranked teams this season, including an 0-4 mark against ranked SEC West foes.

• The Rebels scored first for the seventh time in eight games.


 

 

• Ole Miss led 22-20 at the half and has still not trailed at halftime this season.

• Ole Miss falls to 7-3 after a loss over the last three seasons.

• The Rebels fall to 32-9 under Freeze when they score first.

• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 658-509-35 (.562 winning percentage) and a 37-23 record under Freeze (.617 winning percentage).

OFFENSIVE NOTES

• The Rebels’ 465 passing yards broke the school record, previously 440 against Memphis last year.

• Ole Miss produced 570 total yards of offense, second-most this season and most against an SEC foe this year.

• Senior QB Chad Kelly broke Archie Manning’s school record for passing yards in a game with 465, notching career highs with 36 completions and a school-record 59 attempts ... The previous passing yard record was Manning’s 436 vs. Alabama in 1969 ... Kelly tossed three TDs and one INT.

• Kelly completed a pass to a season-high 10 receivers.

• Kelly added a team-high 40 rushing yards on 11 attempts ... His total offense of 505 yards is second-most in school history (Archie Manning, 540 yards).

• Kelly extended his own school record with his 21st consecutive game throwing a TD pass ... He came in tied for the third-longest active streak among FBS players.

• This was Kelly’s 12th career 300-yard passing game, moving him into sole possession of the school record.

• Kelly moved up to third in career passing yards (6,574) and seventh in pass attempts (763).

• Senior TE Evan Engram had nine catches for 95 yards and scored his sixth TD of the season.

• With 700 receiving yards this year, Engram has eclipsed his own single-season school record for yards by a tight end (662 in 2014).

• With his first-quarter TD, Engram took over sole possession of the school record for TD catches by a tight end with 13.

• Engram now has 2,094 career receiving yards, becoming the eighth player in school history to eclipse 2,000 ... His 2,094 total ranks him sixth among all players in school history, passing current Rebel assistant coach Grant Heard.

• Junior WR Damore’ea Stringfellow had three catches for 40 yards and his eighth career TD catch.

• Sophomore WR DaMarkus Lodge had three catches for 39 yards and his third career TD reception.

DEFENSIVE NOTES

• Junior LB DeMarquis Gates led the team with nine tackles with a TFL and a forced fumble.

• Senior DE Fadol Brown posted five stops and had a big third-down sack in the third quarter to force an Auburn punt.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

• Junior K/P Gary Wunderlich made all three FG attempts (a 20-yarder, 26-yarder and career-long 49-yarder), 2 of 3 PATs and punted once for 49 yards.

AUBURN NOTES
October 29, 2016 Vaught-Hemingway Stadium >> Oxford, MS

TEAM NOTES

>> Auburn is now 8-0 all-time when an opposing quarterback has passed for more than 400 yards
>> Auburn has had more than 30 minutes of possession in five of its last six games (TAMU, 31:04; LSU, 32:11; ULM, 33:15; MSU, 33:22, UM, 32:37)
>> Auburn has defeated Ole Miss and Mississippi State on the road for the first time since 2010
>> Auburn has held five consecutive opponents without a rushing touchdown
>> Auburn is 27-8 under Malzahn with a 100-yard rusher in his Auburn head coaching tenure. Auburn has produced a 100-yard rusher in 35 of 48 games under Malzahn.
>> The Tigers are 27-8 when rushing for more than 200 yards under Gus Malzahn
>> Auburn kickers have converted 158 consecutive PATs overall dating back to the 2013 Tennessee game.
>> Nate Craig-Myers made his first career start at wide receiver. Auburn has had 11 first-time starters this season >> Auburn has scored 486 points (32.4 ppg) in 15 road games during the Malzahn era
>> 1,124 is the most combined total offense yardage in the series; the previous was 1,024 yards in 1979, a 35-28 Auburn win
>> Under Malzahn, Auburn is 32-6 when scoring 20 points, 27-5 when scoring 30, and 16-2 when scoring 40 points or more

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/Offense

>> Kamryn Pettway is the 19th player in Auburn history to rush for more than 200 yards. It’s his fifth 100-yard game of the season, and his third straight 150-yard game. His 236 rushing yards are a career high; the previous best was 192 against Arkansas last week. 236 yards is the 10th best rushing performance in Auburn history
>> Pettway’s 41-yard rushing score was his seventh touchdown of the season and his longest scoring play this year >> Kerryon Johnson’s two TD runs give him eight rushing scores on the season and 11 for his career
>> Johnson’s 37-yard reception from Sean White in the second quarter tied his career long receiving gain
>> Darius Slayton’s 29-yard reception in the third quarter was a career long
>> Marcus Davis’ 33-yard reception in the third quarter was a career long
>> Jalen Harris’ first career reception was a 15-yard TD catch from Sean White; the last Tiger to score a TD on his first career catch was Marcus Davis vs. Arkansas State (2013)
>> Sean White now has eight career 200-yard passing games. He has 24 completions of 20+ yards in 2016 after posting only 13 in 2015.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/Defense

>> Montravius Adams’ blocked PAT attempt was his second blocked kick of the season; he also blocked a ULM field goal attempt. The last Auburn player to block a PAT was Angelo Blackson vs. Alabama in 2014
>> Joshua Holsey’s fourth-quarter interception was his second of the season and third of his career. His 47-yard return was the longest by an Auburn player since a 78-yard return by Robenson Therezie vs. Ole Miss in 2013. Holsey’s five pass breakups tonight are a career high
>> Tray Matthews’ 11 tackles are his most in a game in an Auburn uniform >> Deshaun Davis’ 10 tackles are a career best
>> Stephen Roberts’ nine tackles are a career high
>> Carl Lawson now has 7.5 sacks for the season and 12.5 for his career

INDIVIDUAL NOTES/Special Teams

>> Daniel Carlson has converted 130 consecutive PATs, an Auburn record
>> With three FG tonight, Carlson is 17-18 on field goals this season, and 58-69 for his career (second most in Auburn history). Those 17 FG tie him for fifth on the Auburn single-season field goal list
>> Carlson is now 43-48 on touchbacks on kickoffs this season
>> Kevin Phillips has four punts of 50 yards or longer this season and 14 for his career

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