NOTEPAD: LSU vs. Auburn

Here are our news and notes from LSU's 30-24 win over Auburn Saturday in Tiger Stadium.


Team Notes

  • LSU's game captains were 6 Colt David, 36 Patrick Fisher, 70 Ciron Black and 72 Glenn Dorsey.
  • LSU won the toss and deferred to the second half. Auburn received the opening kickoff.
  • Tigers extending their consecutive starts streak today were: CB Chevis Jackson (34), LB Ali Highsmith (22), LT Ciron Black (21), CB Jonathan Zenon (21), LG Herman Johnson (18) and DT Glenn Dorsey (16).
  • LSU has outscored it opponents 181-24 in the first quarter in the 19 home games under head coach Les Miles. Auburn joined Florida, South Carolina and Alabama as the only teams to score on the Tigers in the first quarter during that stretch.
  • LSU has scored points (4 TDs and 3 FGs) on its first possession of the second half in seven of the eight games this season, including a field goal in tonight's game. The South Carolina game is the only time the Tigers did not score on its first drive of the second half.
  • Defensively, LSU has held seven of eight opponents scoreless on the opening drive of the second half. Florida was the only team this season to score in its first possession of the second half against the Tigers.
  • The winner of the LSU-Auburn game has now gone to the home team for the eighth straight contest.
  • LSU extended several streaks tonight with the win: The Tigers won their 18th straight home game, which is now the longest streak in school history ... The 18 straight home wins overtook the old mark of 17 consecutive victories set between 1935-37 ... LSU has won 25 straight Saturday night home games ... The Tigers have won 10 straight SEC home games.
  • The Tigers improved to 5-0 under head coach Les Miles following a loss.
  • LSU's 488 total yards of offense are the most by the team in an SEC game since tallying 478 yards at Tennessee on Nov. 4, 2006.
  • Tonight's attendance of 92,630 is the fourth largest in Tiger Stadium history.

Individual Notes

  • With first quarter tackles, LB Ali Highsmith extended his streak to 34 straight games with a tackle, DT Glenn Dorsey extended his streak to 24 straight games, S Craig Steltz extended his streak to 18 straight games and CB Chevis Jackson extended his streak to 18 straight games. CB Jonathan Zenon extended his streak to 18 straight games with a tackle with a stop in the second quarter.
  • RB Keiland Williams scored the first receiving touchdown of his career on a 46-yard pass and catch from QB Matt Flynn with 3:19 left in the first quarter.
    The reception was Williams' longest of his career.
  • QB Matt Flynn tossed his sixth, seventh and eighth touchdowns of the season and the 16th, 17th and 18th of his career on 46-yard pass and catch to RB Keiland Williams with 3:19 left in the first quarter, a 5 yard pass to RB Jacob
  • Hester with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter and a 22-yard game winner to WR Demetrius Byrd with 0:01 remaining in the game.
  • Flynn set career-highs in attempts (34), completions (22) and passing yards (319).  His three touchdown passes tied a career high.
  • PK Colt David's first extra point in tonight's game (with 3:19 left in the first quarter) tied the junior for career PATs in LSU history. David tied John Corbello with 129 PATs.  David then became LSU's career PAT leader with his second kick of the game after the touchdown with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 131 career PATs.
  • With his three extra points tonight, David has made 45 straight PATs, moving him into fifth-place on LSU's career list for consecutive PATs made.
  • David's three field goals tonight - a 29 yard field goal with 11:21 left in the third quarter, a 26 yard field goal with 2:03 left in the third quarter and a 33 yard field goal with 8:12 - were his 24th, 25th and 26th of his career. He has now converted on 26 of 37 field goal attempts in his career. He is now tied for seventh on LSU's career FG made list with his 26.
  • RB Jacob Hester scored his first receiving touchdown of the season and the seventh of his career on a 5 yard pass from Flynn with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter.
  • WR Early Doucet's 93 receiving yards tonight is a season high.
  • WR Demetrius Byrd's 22-yard game-winning touchdown reception was the third receiving touchdown of his career.
    Byrd's 89 receiving yards tonight is a career high.



  • Auburn now trails the series with LSU 21-20-1. The home team has won the last eight meetings.
  • The last four Auburn-LSU games have been decided by a total of 14 points.
  • Auburn is now 2-1 in road games this season and had its school record eight consecutive road game win streak broken dating back to Auburn's last appearance in Tiger Stadium in 2005.
  • Auburn has now won nine of its last 11 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10, and its five-game road winning streak came to an end..
  • Auburn is now 4-1 under Tommy Tuberville in games against teams ranked in the top five of the Associated Press poll.
  • Auburn is now 65-6 under Tommy Tuberville when scoring 20 or more points, including a 63-4 mark in the regular season.
  • Auburn scored on its opening drive for the fourth straight week, going 63 yards and 11 plays and using 4:50 before scoring on a 17-yard touchdown pass to Montez Billings. Auburn also scored touchdowns on its opening drives at Florida and vs. Vanderbilt, and kicked a field goal at Arkansas.
  • Auburn has now scored in 58 consecutive games since last being shut out in the 2003 season opener, which is tied for the second-longest streak in team history. The record is 149 straight games from Oct. 4, 1980 through Nov. 14, 1992.
  • The 46-yard touchdown reception by LSU's Keiland Williams was the first score allowed by Auburn in the first half of its last four games.
  • Auburn's 90-yard drive in the second quarter that resulted in Wes Byrum's 22-yard field goal was the Tigers' second-longest drive of the season. Auburn had a 92-yard drive against Vanderbilt.
  • Auburn outscored LSU 10-0 in the second quarter and now owns an edge of 72-16 in the second quarter this season.
  • Auburn led 17-7 at the half. The Tigers have led at the half in every game this season.
  • Auburn led 17-13 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers are now 4-3 this season when leading after three quarters.


  • With a sack with 36 seconds left in the first half, Quentin Groves tied the Auburn record for career sacks with 26. He tied the record set by Gerald Robinson (1982-85).
  • With 199 yards passing, Brandon Cox moved past Dameyune Craig into fourth in Auburn history in career passing yardage. Cox now has 6142 yards.
  • With a pair of touchdown passes tonight to Montez Billings and to Rod Smith, Brandon Cox moved into a tie for fourth with Dameyune Craig with 39 career touchdown passes.  He is one behind Stan White for a tie for third.
  • With 68 yards rushing, Brad Lester pushed his career total to 1104 yards, moving past Charlie Hataway, Bobby Hoppe, Tucker Frederickson and George Peoples into 28th on Auburn's career rushing yardage list.
  • Ben Tate is the second Auburn running back to reach 1,000 career yards this season after Brad Lester reached the mark last Saturday at Arkansas.
  • Josh Thompson finished with a career-high 10 tackles. It was his first career double-digit tackle effort.
  • Montez Billings' 17-yard touchdown reception on Auburn's opening drive was his first career touchdown.
  • Billings' 31-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career, surpassing a 25-yard catch against Florida.
  • Billings' finished with a career-high 78 receiving yards, breaking his previous career high of 56 at Florida by halftime, when he already had 65 yards. He also finished with a career-high six catches, bettering his mark of five catches last Saturday at Arkansas.
  • Jerraud Powers' fumble recovery in the second quarter was his first of the season and the second of his career. He returned it 36 yards to the 3-yard line, marking the longest fumble return of the season for Auburn, surpassing a 34-yard return by Antonio Coleman vs. Kansas State.
  • The fumble was forced by Zac Etheridge, which was his second forced fumble of the season.
  • Carl Stewart's 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his first rushing touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career. He has also had two receiving touchdowns during his career.
  • Wes Byrum's 22-yard field goal in the second quarter was his 12th of the season.
  • Patrick Lee's interception in the third quarter was his third of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Brandon Cox's 5-yard TD pass to Rod Smith was Smith's fourth touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career.
  • Rodgeriqus Smith became the 21st player in Auburn history to reach 1,000 career receiving yards with 56 yards receiving vs. LSU, giving him 1014 receiving yards for his career.

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