Stats, plays, notes, quotes and links from Auburn’s win over Texas A&M

Stats, plays, notes, quotes and links from Auburn’s 13-10 win over Texas A&M on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

IMPORTANT STATISTICS

First downs: Auburn 18, Texas A&M 12

Rushing yards: Auburn 55-270, Texas A&M 24-94

Passing yards: Auburn 60, Texas A&M 121

Passing: Auburn 6-13-2, Texas A&M 14-36-0

Total offense: Auburn 68-330, Texas A&M 60-215

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FIRST QUARTER

1:33: Johnson 16-yard pass from Ashford (McPherson kick), 4 plays, 62 yards, 2:03. Maroon 7, Texas A&M 0.

THIRD QUARTER

0:39: McPherson 34-yard field goal, 4 plays, 9 yards, 2:01. Maroon 10, Texas A&M 0.

FOURTH QUARTER

10:48: Bond 48-yard field goal, 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:52. Maroon 10, Texas A&M 3,

3:02: McPherson 26-yard field goal, 6 plays, 23 yards, 2:32. Auburn 13, Texas A&M 3.

1:33: Preston 17-yard pass from Weigman (Bond Kick), 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:24. Maroon 13, Texas A&M 10.

REMARKABLE

Auburn breaks the trend against Aggies

In 11 meetings since Texas A&M joined the SEC in 2012, Auburn has won 6-5 against the Aggies. The Tigers broke a trend with their home win. They’re 2-4 against the Aggies at home and 4-1 at College Station.

Auburn’s losing streak is over

Auburn ended their five-game losing streak with Saturday’s win. The Tigers moved up to sixth in the SEC West rankings, dropping Texas A&M to seventh. The Aggies have lost six straight, a slip that will likely end against UMass next Saturday.

McPherson’s successful debut

After Anders Carlson was out with a shoulder injury, announced freshman Alex McPherson took over Auburn’s kicking duties. After his first field goal try from 54 yards. He made kicks from 34 and 26 yards and kicked an extra point.

Two 100-yard rushers

For the first time since last season’s game against Alabama State, Auburn had two 100-yard rushers. Tank Bigsby carried 23 times for 121 yards. Jarquez Hunter carried 13 times, also for 121 yards. Auburn finished rushing for 270 yards.

Jackson saves sales

With Auburn leading 10-3 early in the fourth quarter, running back Jarquez Hunter was fumbling at the Texas A&M 44. It seemed like A&M had recovered, but before Auburn receiver Shedrick Jackson recovered, he reached out a hand on the ball to touch his hand down, out of bounds. If the ball is touched by an offensive player while the player is out of bounds, he is dead. Auburn retained possession.

Wooden names his stripe sack

As Texas A&M hit second-ranked and tenth-ranked 42 points in the fourth quarter, defensive tackle Colby Wooden told his teammates in the defensive huddle that he was sacking quarterback Conor Weigman, and it would likely be a stripsack.

In fact, Wooden Weigman hit hard and knocked the ball loose. Auburn’s Morris Joseph recovered and set up a 26-yard field goal that gave Auburn a 13-3 lead with 3:02 in the game.

QUOTATIONS FOR NOTE

“I want to thank these players. how awesome are they I challenged these guys to be vulnerable, open your heart and let us in. I told them that you have people who care about you and want to see that you are okay. It often felt like they didn’t always feel that way. When I took this job, I told my co-workers that we failed these kids and I’m a part of it. It is our job to uplift them, inspire them, empower them and make them run. We hadn’t done our job well enough.” – HC Cadillac Williams

“This place is something special. To see the support from the fans, they put a battery in my back. You gave me energy.” – HC Cadillac Williams

“It means the most because we see how much love he has for us and how much support he has for us even before he was head coach. Putting him in that position and then helping him win that game was incredible. He really brought the energy tonight.” –DT Marcus Harris on winning for William

“I said to a few people, ‘Look at this, I’ll get it.’ Then I just went and got it.” –DL Colby Wooden on his stripe sack

“In such conditions, it is difficult to throw the ball. I had a ball that just slipped out and got caught in the wind. When a wind like that is blowing it’s quite difficult to throw it because sometimes you have to put more effort just to try to get it down a shorter path. Just simple things. But for me I just tried to do whatever it took to help the team win.” QB Robby Ashford in gusts of 25mph

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PMARSHONAU: JORDAN-HARE JOY

THESE PEOPLE LOVE COACH LAC, AND COACH LAC LOVES AUBURN

FISHER SAYS AUBURN WON FRONT

RECRUITS REACT AFTER AUBURN’S WIN OVER TEXAS A&M

WILLIAMS, HALL EXCITED BY DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE

AUBURN COMMITMENT LOOKS ‘AMAZING’ ATMOSPHERE

VIDEO: WILLIAMS’ POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE

VIDEO: AUBURN CELEBRATES WIN OVER TEXAS A&M

INSTANT IMPRESSIONS OF AUBURN’S VICTORY

AUBURN WINS THE DEFENSIVE SLUGFEST

TIGER WALK BEFORE A&M GAME

IN PHOTOS: WILLIAMS ARRIVES IN JORDAN-HARE

JASON CALDWELL’S VIEW FROM THE FIELD

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