RECAP: Fired-up Auburn marched 80 yards in 10 plays and 86 yards in seven
plays on its first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead. Cadillac Williams gained
40 rushing yards and caught a nine-yard screen pass on the initial drive,
which ended with a six-yard TD run by Ronnie Brown. Williams gained 28 more yards
on the second drive, which was capped by a 29-yard TD pass from Jason Campbell
to Ben Obomanu.
KEY PLAY: On third and 7 at the Auburn 48-yard line, Campbell hit Anthony Mix
with a 15-yard completion. The Tigers scored twoplays later to go up 14-0.
KEY PLAYER: Williams. For the quarter he carried seven times for 66 yards,
helping set up both TDs.
KEY STAT: Auburn outgained Tennessee 209 yards to 25 and outrushed the Vols
96 yards to minus-6.
RECAP: Auburn kicker John Vaughn missed a 37-yard field goal try on the
second play of the quarter. Williams botched another drive by losing a fumble at
the Vol 19-yard line that was recovered by UT cornerback Jabari Greer.
Tennessee's offense finally showed some life on its last possession of the half,
marching 83 yards in 10 plays. Jabari Davis got the TD on a one-yard dive to pull
the Vols within 14-7 26 seconds shy of halftime.
KEY PLAY: On second and 10 at the Vol 29-yard line, Clausen threw a pass that
was batted by an Auburn defensive back but corralled by James Banks for a
28-yard gain to the Tiger 33-yard line. Tennessee scored five plays later to get
back in the game.
KEY PLAYER: Casey Clausen. UT's quarterback completed 7 of 8 passes for 75
yards on the Vols' 83-yard TD drive.
KEY STAT: Jason Campbell. Auburn's QB, considered the weak link of the Tiger
offense, completed 7 of 13 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the first
RECAP: Tennessee marched to the Auburn 33-yard line on its first possession
of the second half but James Wilhoit missed a 50-yard field goal try. Auburn
responded by marching 67 yards in in 12 plays to go up 21-7 ... Cadillac
Williams gaining 41 of the yards on his own. Tennessee moved to the Auburn 38-yard
line but Tony Brown fumbled after a big hit from Auburn's Donterrius Thomas, and
Auburn's DeMArco McNeil recovered. The Tigers were marching again moments
later, reaching the Vol 11-yard line by quarter's end.
KEY PLAY: Auburn, facing second-and-18 at the Vol 38-yard line, got
consecutive runs of 10 and 16 yards from Williams to pick up a crucial first down at
the UT 12. Auburn scored four plays later.
KEY PLAYER: Williams carried on the final eight plays of the scoring drive,
accounting for 41 yards and scoring the TD on a one-yard plunge.
KEY STAT: Through three quarters, Auburn had 233 rushing yards, UT had three.
RECAP: Campbell found tight end Cole Bennett with an eight-yard TD pass on
the second play of the quarter, building Auburn's lead to 28-7 with 14:12 to
play. Tennessee rallied valiantly, however, marching 63 yards in eight plays to
pull within 28-14, then zooming 80 yards in eight plays to close the gap to
28-21 with 7:53 to go. Clausen hit Mark Jones with a 17-yard pass for the first
TD, then found Chris Hannon with a 28-yarder for the second. Tennessee got the
ball back with 1:52 to play and marched to the Auburn 29-yard line with 58
seconds left. But Carlos Rogers stepped in front of Mark Jones to intercept a
Clausen pass at this point, sealing the victory.
KEY PLAY: Rogers' interception stalled a Vol drive that appeared destined to
produce a game-tying TD that would've sent the game into overtime.
KEY PLAYER: Chris Hannon, UT's fourth-team receiver, caught a 14-yard pass on
third-and-13 to spark the first scoring drive, then caught passes of 20 , 11
and 28 yards on the second. He also caught a 21-yard pass on fourth-and-15 to
extend UT's final drive of the game.
KEY STAT: Casey Clausen suffered his first road loss as a college quarterback
after 11 victories.
Clausen 30 of 47 passing.