UGA 31, Auburn 24: Game Notes

News and notes from Auburn's SEC football loss to the Georgia Bulldogs are featured.

Athens, Ga.--Demond Washington had a busy night for the Auburn Tigers in his team's 31-24 loss to Georgia.

Making just his second start ever at safety, he finished the night with four tackles.

He also stepped up his duties on special teams and set an Auburn record in the process. He finished the game with 202 kickoff return yards, breaking the record of 182 set by Tristan Davis last season.

His 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter was also the longest of the season for a Tiger. It was the sixth longest kickoff return in Auburn history. It was the longest since Tim Carter raced 100 yards vs. LSU in 2000.

Washington also took over the punt return duties from Philip Pierre-Louis, who struggled with that last week. Washington's 19-yard punt return in the first quarter was Auburn's longest of the season.

In other news and notes:

* Ben Tate, Antonio Coleman and Walter McFadden were Auburn's game captains. Tate wore the number 4 to honor his injured teammate and roommate, safety Zac Etheridge.

*Auburn's band members wore black ribbons in honor of Sarah Anderson, a piccoloist who died in a car accident late Tuesday night.

*Chris Todd moved into second place in Auburn single season history with his two TD passes. He has 19, one shy of the record shared by Jason Campbell (2004) and Pat Sullivan (1971).

*Todd also moved into Auburn's Top 10 in career touchdown passes. He has 24, which ties him or ninth with Jeff Burger (1984-87).

* Kodi Burns had his first career receiving touchdown, a five-yarder from Todd in the first quarter.

*Sophomore Nick Fairley was credited with his first collegiate sack.

*With a fourth straight loss to UGA, Auburn's lead in the series is 53-52-8. Auburn holds an 18-11 edge in games played at Sanford stadium.

*Ben Tate rushed for 67 yards and has 1,209 for the season moving past Carnell Williams (2004), James Bostic (1993), Joe Cribbs (1978) and James Brooks (1979) into the ninth place for single-season rushing in Auburn history.

*Antonio Coleman had his 22nd career sack in the second quarter, moving him into sole possession of third place on Auburn's career sacks list. He is four shy of the record shared by Quentin Groves (2004-07) and Gerald Robinson (1982-85).


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