Auburn vs. Florida - Game Notes 10/15

Auburn vs. Florida                                                                                                                   Kickoff set for 6pm CT                                                                                     Broadcast: ESPN                                                                                                                      

The No. 24 Auburn Tigers return to Jordan-Hare Stadium after two games on the road to host the Florida Gators. The game will be televised by ESPN. The game is the first between the two programs since 2007. Since 2004, Auburn and Florida have combined to win four of the seven Southeastern Conference Championships and three of the last five national championships. The Tigers won the 2004 and 2010 SEC and 2010 BCS titles, while Florida claimed the 2006 and 2008 SEC and BCS championships.

AUBURN HEADLINES: Auburn and Florida will play in the 83rd meeting between the teams. Auburn holds an 42-38-2 advantage in the series history. The Tigers are 25-8-1 against Florida in Jordan-Hare Stadium and have won the last two meetings at home (2001 & 2006). Each of the last four games in the Auburn-Florida series have been decided in the final minute, with Auburn winning three of the four. In the last three games, the Tigers' defense has held opponents' to just 33 percent third down conversions (13-of-40), including just 27 percent in the last two SEC games. DE Corey Lemonier has 5.0 TFL's, 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble in the last three games. With 62 rushing attempts in last two games, RB Michael Dyer has had the most rushes by an AU player over a two-game span since Kenny Irons' 65 attempts against Georgia and Alabama in 2005 (282 yards, 3 TD). Dyer has rushed for 100+ yards in all three SEC games this season making him the first AU running back to hit the century mark in three straight league games since Ben Tate in 2009. Punter Steven Clark leads the SEC and is tied for first in the FBS with 20 punts inside the 20-yard line this season. Eleven of Clark's last 16 punts (69 pct.) have been pinned inside the 20-yard line. Auburn has won 19 of its last 21 games dating back to the 2010 victory over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Auburn is 9-0 in games decided by four points or less, including 5-0 vs. SEC teams, under head coach Gene Chizik. Auburn has won 10 of its last 11 conference games and 11 of 12 against SEC opponents. Kicker Cody Parkey leads the SEC and is second in the FBS with 20 touchbacks. The Tigers have won 11 consecutive games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which is tied for the 9th longest win streak at the stadium in program history. Since 2000, Auburn is 23-4 (.852) at Jordan-Hare Stadium in night games (6 p.m. or later kickoff). RB Michael Dyer is third in the SEC/T-16th NCAA averaging 113.2 rushing yards per game. Auburn is 19-2 when leading at halftime under head coach Gene Chizik and has won 13 straight. Auburn has posted five fourth-quarter comebacks under Gene Chizik, including two in 2011. RB Michael Dyer has just 19 carries for negative yards (minus 35 yards total) in 306 career rushing attempts.

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