Auburn 31, Georgia 30 Game Notes

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Athens, Ga.--Before heading to the locker room, Auburn players sprinted to the main Auburn cheering section as so many other Auburn teams have done at Sanford Stadium to celebrate an exciting victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.

Few have matched the 2005 showdown in terms of pure excitement. Coach Tommy Tuberville he was surprised when he was told there were nine lead changes. "What a football game," he said. "It was one of those games that neither team deserved to lose. It was a great college football game."

Auburn improved its record to 53-48-8 vs. the Bulldogs and 18-9 all-time in games played in Athens.

Game Notes: Auburn led 14-13 at halftime and the Tigers have outscored opponents 182-60 in the first half this season...Anthony Mix had 41 receiving yards. He needs just 17 more to reach 1,000, giving Auburn four players with at least 1,000 on the 2005 team...Auburn is 35-12 against SEC schools since 2000, which is the best record in the SEC during the decade...Auburn has scored on its opening drive five times in 10 games (four touchdowns, one field goal) after Kenny Irons' 30-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first possession...The Tigers are 5-0 this season when scoring first...The Tigers are 6-0 when leading at the half this season.

]Auburn's 92-yard drive to open the game was the longest of the season...Georgia entered the game allowing an average of 13.8 points and 288.9 yards per game. Auburn scored 14 points and had 274 yards in the first half alone and had 506 yards for the game...Kenny Irons went over the 100-yard rushing mark on his 14th carry in the second quarter. It is the fourth time this season he has surpassed 100 yards rushing in the first half (Ball State, Western Kentucky, Kentucky)...Irons now has seven 100-yard rushing games this season, which is tied for third most in a single season in Auburn history. The record is 10 by Rudi Johnson in 2000...Irons now has five consecutive 100-yard rushing games, which ties for the second-best streak in Auburn history and the longest since Rudi Johnson in 2000. The Auburn record is seven by Joe Cribbs in 1978.


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