Part 2 Notes, Auburn 34, ULM 0

Auburn, Ala.--More notes from Auburn's 34-0 opening night football victory over ULM are featured.

*Linebacker Merrill Johnson suffered a hamstring injury, Tommy Tuberville said.

*Tuberville noted that starting middle linebacker Tray Blackmon saw limited playing to give backup Josh Bynes more game action.

*The head coach noted that freshman Philip Pierre-Louis, who hurt his knee on the opening kickoff, may be out for an extended period of time.

*Another wide receiver was injured early in the game, senior James Swinton.

*Auburn topped the 20 million mark for attendance in Jordan-Hare Stadium with the crowd of 87,451 against Louisiana-Monroe. Now in its 68th season, Jordan-Hare Stadium has drawn 20,073,664 fans.

*Going into the ULM game, Auburn had 88 season-opening victories, just one behind Alabama for the most by any of the 12 Southeastern Conference teams. With Alabama's win over Clemson Saturday night, the Crimson Tide now has 89 opening victories to remain one ahead of Auburn. The Tigers are 89-25-2 in all season-opening games.

*The Tigers are now 4-2 in games played in the month of August. The last time Auburn played in August was in 2003 when Southern Cal came to Jordan-Hare Stadium and shut out the Tigers 23-0. Auburn has scored in 64 straight games since that shutout against Southern Cal.

*Under Tommy Tuberville, Auburn is 45-0 when scoring 30 or more points in a game. The Tigers now have a 50-game winning streak when scoring 30 or more points in a game.

*With 115 yards rushing on only 13 carries, Ben Tate rushed for more than 100 yards for the fourth time in his career. His 49-yard run in the second quarter was the longest of the sophomore's career for the Tigers.

Tate's longest run previously was 44 yards against Vanderbilt in 2007. Tate has 1,410 career rushing yards, 25th in AU history. Senior Brad Lester finished the night against ULM with 52 yards to move up a spot to 23rd on the career rushing list with 1,452 yards.

Senior wide receiver Rod Smith, who came to Auburn as a walk-on, caught five passes for 57 yards against the Warhawks to give him 1,323 yards for his career. Smith moved ahead of Ben Obomanu and Alexander Wright for 12 place, only 10 yards behind Devin Aromashodu for 11th place on Auburn's yardage list for receiving. Smith also passed Willie Gosha and Freddie Hyatt for career receptions with 89, one behind Clifton Robinson for 11th place.


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