I previously noted Clint Moseley’s amazing 3rd down pass rating of 412.2 against Ole Miss. I failed to note it was the best 3rd down passing performance by any Auburn quarterback over the past 20 years. For the season, Moseley has compiled a pass rating of 205.2 on 3rd down.
- Over the past 20-years, Auburn has compiled a record of 67-8-0, when the Tigers have a pass rating of 150 or better on 3rd down, averaging 36.1 PPG.
- Auburn managed to score in every quarter against the Rebels, something the Tigers did against Utah State and Mississippi State. It snapped a three-game skid, where Auburn failed to score during the second and third periods of their last 3 games prior to the Ole Miss game.
- Since 1981, Auburn is now 77-5-0, when the Tigers score at least 14 points during the first period. 4 of the 5 losses have come during the last 3 seasons.
- During the first 3 games of the season, the Auburn defense allowed 299-yards per game during the second half alone on 6.3 yards per play. During the last 6 games, the defense has allowed an average of 146.0 yards during the second half on 4.9 yards per play.
- The Auburn offense has generated 16 plays of 30-yards or more this season. Five have come in the 1st period, two in the 2nd period, eight in the 3rd period and only one during the final quarter.
- The Auburn offense has totaled 65 impact plays through 9 games for an average distance of 25.4 yards. The 2009 AU offense had 79 impact plays through 9 games for an average of 26.6 yards per play and the 2010 offense had 92 impact plays for an average of 26.5 yards per play.
- During the first 4 games of the season, Auburn’s opponent converted 75 percent of their 3rd down plays in the 4th quarter. In the last 5 games, they have converted only 18 percent in the final period.
- During the 4 games prior to the Ole Miss game, over 70 percent of Auburn’s 3rd downs were of 6-yards or more needed to convert. Against Ole Miss, 54 percent were of 6-yards or more. It was an improvement but remains an issue the offense must address in order to improve.
- During the previous 5 games, the Auburn offense scored a grand total of 9 touchdowns. The Tiger tallied 5 touchdowns against the Rebels.
- Michael Dyer’s 177-yards rushing was his best game of the season. It included a season high of 13 runs of 5 yards or more and a season high, 5 runs of 10-yards or more.
- During the previous 4 games, Michael Dyer had been tackled for a loss, 16 times from 97 carries. Dyer was tackled for a loss just once against the Rebels on 27 carries.
- Philip Lutzenkirchen was targeted 19 times during the first 6 games of the season. In the last 3 games, he has been targeted 14 times. In the last 3 games, Lutz has been targeted 25 percent of the time, easily making him the most targeted receiver on the team in the last 3 games. Onterio McCalebb was No. 2 at 12.7 percent.
- Prior to the Ole Miss game, the Auburn offense had 9 TD drives from 66 offensive possessions or 1 every 7.3 possessions. Auburn recorded 5 offensive TD’s against the Rebels or 1 every 2.6 possessions.
- 66 percent of Auburn’s offensive snaps against the Rebels went towards a scoring drive, which was a season high for the Auburn offense.
- As a team, Auburn had a total of 4 fumbles through the first 7 games of the season and was able to recover all 4 fumbles. In the last 2 games, Auburn has fumbled 5 times, losing 3.
- 90 of Auburn's 202 rushes on first down have gone for 2-yards or less (44.5 percent).
- When Auburn went up 41-17 on the Rebels in the 4th period, Ole Miss had 55 plays for 256-yards. Ole Miss picked up 126-yards on 17 plays during their final 2 possessions against Auburn reserves long after the game had been decided.