Part 2, AU 62, UTC 24: News, Notes and Quotes

More news, notes and quotes from Jordan-Hare Stadium where Auburn improved to 10-0 with a Homecoming victory over Chattanooga.

Auburn, Ala.--Senior offensive tackle Lee Ziemba enjoyed a productive but short day of work Saturday, playing only the first half of Auburn's 62-24 homecoming victory over UT-Chattanooga to run the Tigers' record to 10-0.

With quarterback Cameron Newton throwing four touchdown passes and running for another as Auburn built a 48-14 first-half lead, it was time for the starters to watch the second half from the sidelines.

Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 48 games, only one short of former linebacker/defensive back Will Herring's school record.

The 6-8, 319-pound Ziemba didn't dwell much on the Chattanooga win with Georgia coming up next Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"We tried to execute some things up front and I thought we did a pretty good job, but we still need to improve on some things before Georgia comes to town," Ziemba said. "I thought we threw the ball more than we usually do.

"The second group came in there and did a great job moving the ball," said Ziemba, who was honored along with the other seniors in a pre-game ceremony. "The running backs ran hard and then Cam did his thing, as usual."

In other news and notes:

*Making his first start at defensive end was true freshman Corey Lemonier. He got the nod over senior Antoine Carter, who had started eight of Auburn's previous nine games.

*Although he missed his first extra point after 102 consecutive kicks without a miss, senior placekicker Wes Byrum scored seven points against the Mocs. He extended his school scoring record to 337 points, which is ninth in SEC history. Byrum's last miss was in the 2008 Georgia game. Only Damon Duval (125) and John Vaughn (107) have more consecutive points.

*Freshman kicker Cody Parkey was 2-2 on PAT attemps.

*Terrell Zachery had career highs of seven receptions and 148 receiving yards. It was Zachery's second career 100-yard receiving game. He had five catches for 122 yards against Ball State last year. The senior's 80-yard touchdown reception from Newton was the fifth scoring catch of his career of at least 65 yards.

*With Zachery and Darvin Adams each finishing with more than 100 yards in receiving, that was the first time the Tigers had done that since Ronney Daniels had 120 and Markeith Cooper had 105 vs. LSU in 1999. Adams finished the game with 106 yards and two TDs.

*Mario Fannin rushed for 96 yards, pushing his career total for all-purpose yards to 3,229, moving him past Stephen Davis (1993-95) for ninth place in Auburn history.

*True freshman running back Michael Dyer had 76 yards rushing on only four carries against Chattanooga. That gives him 799 yards for the season. He trails Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson's freshman rushing record by 30 yards.

*Emory Blake's touchdown reception was his fifth of the season on 17 receptions for the sophomore.

*Onterio McCalebb's 49-yard touchdown run was his sixth rushing touchdown of the season and 10th of the sophomore's career. He has rushed for a touchdown in four straight games with the last three going for at least 49 yards

*Chattanooga coach Russ Huesman said his Mocs struggled with Auburn's big-play offense. "A couple of those plays were because we missed tackles, but some of them were because the play was going 8,000 miles and we were running only 1,000 miles. We did miss some, but some were the 'see you later' type plays and that's what speed does. That's why they're winning in the SEC. They can run. If they couldn't run then they wouldn't be number two in the country."


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