Utah State became the first team to register 4 touchdown drives of double-digit plays during one game against an Auburn defense over the past 20 years.
Auburn is now 9-3 in games decided by 7-pts or less under Gene Chizik. The Tigers were previously 6-6 prior to his arrival in close ball games.
Special teams play was responsible for Utah State starting 8 of their 11 possessions from at least 76-yards away from the Auburn goal line.
Barrett Trotter had a pass rating of 130.7 on first down, 200.4 on second down and an astounding rating of 366.4 on third down.
34 of Utah State’s 84 snaps resulted in at least 5-yards (40.5 percent) and 24 of Auburn’s 54 snaps picked up at least 5-yards (44.4 percent).
Travante Stallworth was the most targeted Auburn receiver with 6 pass attempts thrown to him against Utah State.
35.7 percent of the Aggies first half plays were held to 2-yards or less and 50.0 percent were held to 2-yards or less during the second half.
How improbable was Auburn’s victory against Utah State, trailing by 10 points with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game? Prior to Auburn’s 42-38 comeback victory, the Tigers were 3-50-1 since 1981 during games where they trailed by at least 10 points entering the final period.
Barrett Trotter’s 3rd down pass rating of 366.4 was the 3rd highest rating by an Auburn quarterback since 1992.
Utah State had 84 offensive snaps to Auburn’s 54. This means Auburn’s offense accounted for only 39.1 percent of the offensive snaps during the game, the 5th lowest percentage since 1992 (234 games).
Since 1992, Auburn has been held to under 60 offensive snaps 42 times, compiling a 27-15-0 record.
Since 1992, Auburn has been out rushed by their opponent by at least 100-yards on 30 occasions. The Tigers are now 4-26-0 in those games.