SEC Football by the Numbers: Auburn top 10 for 2022

Auburn posted a 5-7 document throughout the 2022 season, together with a 2-6 mark in SEC play. Here are 10 numbers that illustrate the Tigers’ most up-to-date marketing campaign:

0 Teams performed a more durable schedule throughout the 2022 common season than Auburn, in accordance with the NCAA’s rankings. The Tigers’ opponents in 2022 completed with a 98-46 document in opposition to different NCAA FBS applications (minus their consequence versus Auburn), a .681 profitable proportion.

3 Auburn gamers ran for at the least seven TDs apiece in 2022. In annual information relationship to the 1950 season, that is the solely occasion of three Auburn gamers with at the least seven speeding TDs in the identical marketing campaign. RB Tank Bigsby ran for 10 TDs, and QB Robby Ashford and RB Jarquez Hunter had seven TD runs apiece in 2022 for the Tigers.

(*10*)5 Opponents scored at the least 40 factors in opposition to Auburn in 2022, the most in a single season in the program’s historical past. Three opponents had scored 40 or extra factors in opposition to Auburn in 1948, 2011 and 2012. This season, Auburn misplaced 41-12 to Penn State on Sept. 17, 42-10 to Georgia on Oct. 8, 48-34 to Ole Miss on Oct. 15, 41-27 to Arkansas on Oct. 29 and 49-27 to Alabama on Nov. 26. Three of the 40-pointers got here in consecutive video games as Georgia, Ole Miss and Arkansas rushed for greater than 275 yards apiece, with the Rebels operating for 448, the most yielded on the floor in a single sport in the Tigers’ historical past. Before that stretch, Auburn had not allowed greater than 275 speeding yards in consecutive video games on this century. The Tigers’ opponents scored 28 TDs on the floor in 2022, the most in a single season in opposition to Auburn in information that date to 1951.

8 Victories with out a loss for Auburn in video games performed on Sept. 10 after the Tigers topped San Jose State 24-16 on that date in 2022. Auburn has extra victories on different dates, however Sept. 10 is now the date with the most victories with out a loss in the program’s historical past after transferring forward of Sept. 14′s 7-0 mark. In its earlier Sept. 10 video games, Auburn defeated Arizona 21-10 in 1977, Southern Miss 24-3 in 1983, Kentucky 20-10 in 1988, Northeast Louisiana 44-12 in 1994, Mississippi State 28-0 in 2005 and 41-34 in 2011 and Arkansas State 51-14 in 2016. All the video games had been performed in Auburn. In 2022, the Tigers additionally performed on Oct. 29 for the twentieth time, though a 41-27 loss to Arkansas dropped Auburn’s document to 11-8-1 on that date. But Oct. 29 grew to become the first date to characteristic 20 Auburn video games, transferring forward of the 19 of Oct. 14, Nov. 15 and Nov. 19. The Tigers are scheduled to play on Oct. 14 in 2023, once they go to LSU.

9 TD passes and 12 interceptions for the Auburn offense in the 2022 season. The Tigers had the solely passing assault in the SEC to supply extra interceptions than TDs this season as Auburn completed final in the convention in passes, completions, passing yards, completion proportion, TD passes and passing-efficiency ranking. Auburn has had three dropping common seasons on this century, and so they correspond to the three least productive passing offenses for the Tigers throughout that span. In 2008, 5-7 Auburn had 1,985 passing yards and 7 TD passes. In 2012, 3-9 Auburn had 1,878 passing yards and eight TD passes. In 2022, the 5-6 Auburn had 2,072 passing yards and 9 TD passes.

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31 Consecutive homecoming video games have been gained by Auburn. The Tigers have not misplaced on homecoming since 1991, when Mississippi State spoiled the festivities by taking a 24-17 victory. Auburn has an 84-8-4 homecoming document after defeating Missouri 17-14 in extra time on Sept. 24 in the 2022 homecoming sport.

62 Games for Auburn TE John Samuel Shenker, the most for a participant in class historical past. In the Tigers’ 13-10 victory over Texas A&M on Nov. 12, Shenker handed LB TD Moultry for sole possession of the document. Moultry performed in 59 video games from 2017 by means of 2021. Shenker additionally completed the 2022 season with the Auburn profession document for receptions by a decent finish, breaking the mark of 63 established by Cooper Wallace from 2002 by means of 2005. Shenker caught 68 passes for 779 yards and three TDs throughout his 5 seasons with the Tigers.

179 Yards and two TDs on 20 speeding makes an attempt for Auburn RB Tank Bigsby in a 48-34 loss to Ole Miss on Oct. 15. Bigsby grew to become the fourth Auburn participant to run for at the least 100 yards in opposition to the identical opponent in at the least three consecutive seasons. Bigsby ran for 129 yards in a 35-28 victory in 2020 and 140 in a 31-20 victory in 2021. Carnell “Cadillac” Williams had 100-yard video games in opposition to Mississippi State in 2002, 2003 and 2004, Bo Jackson had 100-yard video games video games in opposition to Alabama in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985 and James Brooks had 100-yard video games in opposition to Tennessee in 1977, 1978 and 1979. With 970 yards in 2022 boosting his profession complete to 2,903, Bigsby ended the season seventh on Auburn’s all-time speeding record.

569 Games between former Auburn gamers serving as the Tigers’ head coach. When Carnell “Cadillac” Williams grew to become Auburn’s interim coach after Bryan Harsin was fired eight video games into the 2022 season, the former operating again grew to become the first Tigers participant to steer the workforce since Ralph “Shug” Jordan retired after the 1975 marketing campaign, his twenty fifth season at the helm on the Plains. Between Jordan and Williams, Auburn had seven full-time and two interim head coaches with none being an alumnus of the college. Williams performed operating again for Auburn from 2001 by means of 2004, when he scored a school-record 46 TDs and ran for 3,831 yards, which is second behind Bo Jackson’s 4,303 on the Tigers’ profession speeding record. Harsin had a 9-12 general document and a 4-9 mark in convention play. Williams led Auburn to a 2-2 document to finish the 2022 season. Harsin’s tenure was the shortest for a full-time Auburn coach in the SEC period. George Bohler went 3-11 in 1928 and 1929 earlier than being changed by Johnny Floyd for the closing 4 video games of Auburn’s 1929 marketing campaign, 4 years earlier than the SEC’s first season.

710 Rushing yards and 7 TDs on 153 carries for Auburn QB Robby Ashford in 2022. Ashford’s speeding yards ranked sixth and his speeding TDs ranked tied for second on the Tigers’ all-time freshman lists. Ashford additionally had the sixth-most speeding yards in a single season by an Auburn quarterback. Ashford had 275 speeding yards and one speeding TD in the first half of the Tigers’ season and 435 speeding yards and 6 speeding TDs in the second half of Auburn’s 2022 marketing campaign.

Mark Inabinett is a sports activities reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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