Part II: Auburn 33, Ole Miss 20 News, Notes

News, notes and quotes are featured from Auburn's SEC football victory over Ole Miss.

Auburn, Ala.--Senior running back Ben Tate continued his outstanding season with 144 yards rushing on 25 carries against the Rebels in his team's 33-20 victory over Ole Miss.

It was Tate's sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season and 11th of his career, which is seventh most in Auburn history tied with Kenny Irons (2005-06).

Ben Tate races into the end zone on his 53-yard run in the third quarter.

Tate's six 100-yard games are the most in an Auburn season since Irons had eight in 2005. Tate went over the 1,000-yard mark for the season and 3,000-yard milestone for his career Saturday against Ole Miss. Tate has 3,026 career yards and 1,067 for the season.

In other news and notes from Jordan-Hare Stadium:

*Chris Todd's 212 yards passing was his fifth 200-yard passing game of the season. His 28-yard touchdown pass to Darvin Adams was his 13th of the season and 18th of his career. Adams has a team-leading six touchdown receptions this year.

*Antonio Coleman had his best game of the season from his defensive end post as he recorded his 18th and 19th career sacks, moving past current Miami Dolphin Reggie Torbor who had 18 1/2 from 2000-03 for fifth in Auburn history.

*Wes Byrum's 36-yard field goal to end Auburn's first drive was his 41st career field goal. The junior is just nine field goals short of Auburn's school record of 50 held by John Vaughn (2003-06). Byrum has missed only one field goal this season while connecting on 13.

Auburn's 33 points was the most scored against the Rebels this season. In fact, the Tigers' 23 points in the third quarter exceeded 22 points as the most surrendered by Ole Miss this year.

*The 23 points by the Tigers in a third quarter is the most since records became available in 1967.

*With six victories Auburn is bowl eligible after missing out last season. The Tigers have appeared in 34 bowls, 16th most in NCAA history.

*By finishing with 401 yards against Ole Miss, it marks the sixth time this season Auburn has compiled 400 or more yards in a game.

*The Tigers have won 54 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points.

*Saturday's win over Ole Miss was Auburn's first win over a nationally-ranked team since the Tigers defeated Clemson 23-20 in the 2007 Chick-fil-A-Bowl. Auburn's last SEC win over a ranked team was over Florida by 27-17 in 2006.

*The Tigers scored their third defensive touchdown of the season when Walter McFadden returned an interception 29 yards. McFadden added a second interception late in the contest to give him a team-high three for the season and six for his career. The senior cornerback had a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown in 2007 against Tennessee Tech.


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