Sunday, November 1, 2009

Game ball and helmet stickers from Auburn's 33-20 win over Ole Miss

DE Antonio Coleman
The senior turned in easily his best performance of the season, recording five tackles, four for loss, two sacks and a blocked extra point that Demond Washington returned for a defensive 2-point conversion. Coleman also had four quarterback hurries and a forced fumble, though Ole Miss recovered the loose ball. Auburn's pass rush was a big reason the Tigers turned in their best defensive performance of the season. Coleman played a critical role in the turnaround.

RB Ben Tate
Line: 25 rushes, 144 yards, 1 TD
The senior workhorse went for 100-plus yards for the sixth time in nine games this season. He again carried the load for the Auburn offense and averaged 5.8 yards per carry while doing so. Tate knew he would get an extended role in the offense this season and has risen to the challenge. He has established himself as a likely first-team all-SEC back this season and topped the 1,000-yard mark on Saturday.

WR Terrell Zachery
Line: 2 catches, 83 yards
Zachery only made two plays on Saturday, but both gave Auburn's offense the spark it lacked throughout the three-game losing streak. He proved he can be the big-play threat Auburn's offense has lacked since Onterio McCalebb suffered an ankle injury during the Tennessee game. Neither of Zachery's catches went for touchdowns, but they both set up touchdowns and helped focus more Ole Miss attention on the passing game.

CB Walt McFadden
Line: 2 INTs, 1 TD
Auburn coach Gene Chizik knew the key to his team reversing its recent fortunes rested in creating more turnovers. McFadden had a pair of interceptions. His first came in spectacular fashion when an Ole Miss receiver bobbled a ball into the air and McFadden picked it out of midair and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. His second interception sealed the game for Auburn.

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