Auburn vs. Georgia - Game Notes 11/12

Auburn vs. Georgia

Kickoff set for 2:30pm CT                                                                                               Broadcast: CBS

THE GAME Auburn and Georgia reunite in the longest rivalry in the Deep South. It will be the 115th meeting and the 68th consecutive meeting between the teams. The Tigers and Bulldogs have met every year since 1944. The game will be televised by CBS and will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT.

AUBURN HEADLINES Auburn leads the series against Georgia with a 54-52-8 record. Georgia has won six of the last 10 in the series. The Tigers hold an 18-11 advantage over Georgia in games played in Athens and have won six of the last 10. Auburn's three losses this season have come against teams currently ranked in the top 11 of the BCS standings. The Tigers have the third toughest schedule in the nation based on opponent's record (52-29). Auburn is 9-4 against ranked teams under Gene Chizik and 2-3 in road games against ranked teams. The Tigers are 9-6 in games away from Auburn under Gene Chizik. Auburn is 19-1 and has won 16 straight when intercepting a pass since 2009. Auburn has won 21 of its last 24 games dating back to the 2010 victory over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Auburn has won 12 of its last 14 conference games and 13 of 15 against SEC opponents. The Tigers are 20-2 when leading at halftime under Gene Chizik and have won 14 straight. Auburn is 9-0 in games decided by four points or less, including 5-0 vs. SEC teams, under Chizik. Auburn has five fourth-quarter comebacks under Gene Chizik, including two in 2011. Since 2009, Auburn has had four TD passes or more in a game seven times. The Tigers had four or more TD passes in a game seven times in the 13 previous seasons from 1996-2008. Auburn is a combined 19-2 when either WR Emory Blake or TE Philip Lutzenkirchen has a touchdown reception. LB Eltoro Freeman has 19 tackles, 4.0 TFL's and 2.0 sacks in the last two games (LSU & Ole Miss). RB Onterio McCalebb has caught a pass in 12 straight games dating back to 2010. Onterio McCalebb is T-1st SEC/T-22nd FBS in receptions for a RB with 23. Philip Lutzenkirchen is the AU career leader for TD catches by a TE with 12. Punter Steven Clark is 1st SEC/T-2nd FBS with 25 punts inside the 20-yard line. RB Michael Dyer is 11 rushing yards shy of reaching 1,000 for the season. Dyer earned SEC Player of the Week (10/31) after rushing for 177 yards and 1 TD vs. Ole Miss. Dyer has just 26 carries for negative yards (minus 51 yards total) in 368 career rushing attempts. DE Corey Lemonier is 2nd SEC/T-21th FBS with 6.5 sacks and 6th SEC/T-56th FBS with 10.5 TFL's. Lemonier needs 2.5 sacks to move into Auburn's single-season top 10. Donnie Humphrey holds the 10th spot with 9.0 sacks in 1981. Kicker Cody Parkey is 1st SEC/2nd FBS with 27 touchbacks.

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