Auburn begins Southeastern Conference play Saturday at home against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Last season, the Tigers won 17-14 in the first of five games decided by three points or less. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.
The Tigers hold a 59-23-2 (.714) record all-time against Mississippi State and have won three straight against the Bulldogs.
Auburn currently owns the longest winning streak in the FBS at 16 consecutive games. The streak is the third-longest streak in team history and longest since the 1993-94 Tigers set the program record with a 20 game winning streak.
Auburn is 44-28-5 in SEC openers, including a 17-1 mark in its last 18 league openers.
Under Gene Chizik, Auburn is 6-2 when trailing by 10 points or more in a game.
The Tigers have won nine consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is tied for the 11th longest win streak at the stadium in program history. Auburn has had 10 double-digit win streaks at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Sophomore RB Michael Dyer has just seven carries for negative yards (minus 14 yards total) in 196 career rushing attempts. Dyer had one negative rush attempt last week vs. Utah State.
Last week, Auburn scored the game-winning TD with 30 seconds remaining, marking the first time since 2007 the Tigers have won a game when trailing with 2:07 or less left in game.
Auburn is now 8-0 in games decided by four points or less under head coach Gene Chizik. The Tigers are 4-0 in SEC games with a margin of four points or fewer under Chizik.
Auburn's victory over Utah State was the fourth fourth-quarter rally and the fifth rally when trailing at halftime by the Tigers in the Chizik era.
The Tigers and Bulldogs have not met with both teams nationally ranked since the 2000 season when Auburn was 15/13 and MSU was 20th in both polls. Mississippi State won that game 17-10 in Starkville.
As of Sept. 4, the Tigers have been ranked in the Associated Press & USA Today Coaches 25 polls for the past 18 consecutive weeks.
Junior WR Emory Blake has at least one touchdown catch in the last four consecutive games dating back to 2010.
Auburn has had 11 straight winning seasons at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is now in its 72nd year as the Tigers' home. Auburn is 66-15 (.815) at home since the 2000 season.
The Tigers are 4-1 in games with a morning kickoff under head coach Gene Chizik.