Part 2, AU 17, Florida 6: News, Notes, Quotes

Comments from Auburn players plus news and notes from the Tigers' SEC football victory over Florida are featured.

Auburn, Ala.--Cody Parkey was a little down after missing two field goals against Florida, but his spirits lifted when he bounced back with a 42-yard field goal with only 35 seconds to play to seal Auburn's 17-6 win over the Gators.

"I had to clear my mind and come back and give my team a two possession lead," Parkey said.

The win was especially pleasing for the Florida native out of Jupiter High School. "It felt good to beat my home state team," he said. "I just wished I had played better. Sometimes you have a game like this. I've just got to get ready for next week."

Parkey's misses were from 45 and 42 yards before his 42-yarder was good. There was a long delay while officials worked to get the clock set correctly and timeouts before Parkey was able to attempt his final field goal. There was also a procedure penalty that backed Auburn up five yards before his attempt.

"The penalty may have helped," he said. "There had been such a delay before we lined up for the kick. After the penalty, I felt like I was back on rhythm."

In other news and notes:

*Linebacker Eltoro Freeman made his first start of the season and sixth of his career ahead of sophomore Jake Holland in the middle. Holland has been hampered by injuries to both ankles, his thumb and pectoral muscle. Freeman had two solo tackles and one assist, including a sack and one and a half tackles for losses. Holland finished with three solo stops.

*T'Sharvan Bell's interception on the second play of the game was his first of the season and fifth of his career. His last interception a 10-yard touchdown return against South Carolina in last year's SEC Championship Game. *Daren Bates' fumble recovery on Florida's muffed punt in the first quarter was the second recovery of his career and first since the junior's freshman campaign.

*Quindarius Carr's 42-yard reception from Clint Moseley in the third quarter was the senior's third career catch of over 40 yards.

*Sophomore defensive end Corey Lemonier continued his recent strong play with six tackles against the Gators, including two sacks for minus 16 yards and three tackles for losses of 20 yards. He also had four quarterback hurries.

*Auburn has defeated Florida three straight times, the first such streak against the Gators since winning three in a row from 1987-89. Before Saturday, the Tigers put up two straight wins over Florida in 2006 and 2007. The Tigers lead the series with Florida 43-38-2.

*The 194 yards allowed by Auburn's defense is the fewest given up by the Tigers since surrendering 191 yards to Tennessee on Sept. 27, 2008. The 67 yards rushing given up by the Tigers are the fewest since they gave up 38 to Louisiana-Monroe last year and the fewest in an SEC game since allowing 38 to Mississippi State in 2008.

*Auburn team captains were Onterio McCalebb, T'Sharvan Bell, Nosa Eguae and John Sullen. The Tigers won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Florida defended the north end zone.


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