Arkansas Postgame Notes
Auburn at Arkansas
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Reynolds Razorback Stadium; kickoff 5:01 p.m. CT
- Game captains for Auburn: Chris Davis, Reese Dismukes
- First-time starters for Auburn: none
- Cassanova McKinzy’s interception was his first career interception and the 10th pick for Auburn this season; the last time Auburn totaled 10 interceptions in a season was 11 in 2011
- The first-quarter fumble recovery by Kris Frost was his first career fumble recovery. Gabe Wright’s fumble recovery in the fourth quarter was the first of his career.
- Tre Mason scored four rushing touchdowns for the first time in his career; the last Auburn player to rush for three touchdowns in a game was Onterio McCalebb vs. Georgia in 2010
- Mason’s fourth touchdown of the day made him the first Auburn player to record four or more touchdown runs since Cam Newton against Kentucky in 2010
- Mason finished the game with 168 yards rushing, the third highest total of his career, and with a career-best 32 carries. It was the first time an Auburn player rushed 30 or more times since Michael Dyer against Samford in 2011.
- Mason now has 21 career rushing touchdowns and 23 career total touchdowns. Mason has 13 rushing touchdowns this season and has rushed for touchdowns in six consecutive games. This is the fifth time he has scored two or more touchdowns in a game, and the third time this season.
- Mason’s 13 rushing touchdowns ties him for seventh-best season on the Auburn all-time list and is the most since Cam Newton had 20 in 2010 and most by a running back since Kenny Irons totaled 13 in 2005
- Mason is now tied for 14th among Auburn’s career rushers with James http://www.warblogle.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=topicBostic (2,084; 1991-93), passing Secdrick McIntyre (1,916; 1973-76) and Lionel James (2,068; 1980-83). This was his fourth 100-yard game this season and seventh of his career.
- Mason has now scored at least one rushing touchdown in six consecutive games and 13 of his last 16 contests
- Auburn has now outscored its opponents 59-10 in possessions following turnovers this season, even though Auburn only leads the turnover margin by one (14-13)
- Auburn first-quarter time of possession of 3:38 was the second lowest quarter of the season; Auburn’s first-quarter time of possession against Ole Miss was 3:04
- Auburn has now won 84 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points
The 88-yard touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Sammie Coates was Auburn’s longest play from scrimmage this season, and the longest pass play since a 94-yard pass from Cam Newton to Emory Blake vs. ULM in 2010. The Marshall-to-Coates pass play was the third longest pass play in Auburn history
- Coates has more than 100 yards receiving for the fourth time this season, three of those on the road against SEC opponents
- The victory by Auburn was its first in Fayetteville since a 9-7 win on October 13, 2007. The 35 points scored by Auburn is the most scored by the Tigers in Fayetteville in the series history and the third-highest total ever recorded by Auburn in the series
- Congratulations to retired Auburn sports information director Buddy Davidson, attending his 650th consecutive Auburn football game today, a streak that extends back to 1957. It is also Davidson’s 74th birthday today
Notes provided by Auburn Athletics.