Boxscore
Auburn 16, South Carolina 13
Saturday, October 1, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Williams-Brice Stadium
Attendance - 81767

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Auburn 3 6 0 7 16
South Carolina 6 0 7 0 13

Recap


In a rematch of last year’s SEC Championship Game, Auburn overcame four turnovers and No. 9 South Carolina’s tenacious defense to rally for a 16-13 victory Saturday in Columbia, S.C.
 
The Tigers (4-1, 2-0 SEC) marched 57 yards on 12 plays late in the fourth quarter on the winning drive. Auburn’s Barrett Trotter hit tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen on a 9-yard touchdown with 1:38 remaining.
 
The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 SEC) moved into Auburn territory in the final seconds, but time expired with South Carolina out of timeouts and at the Tigers' 30.
 
The Tigers dominated time of possession, thanks to running back Michael Dyer’s 141 yards on a career-high 41 carries. His 1-yard touchdown in the opening minute of the second quarter gave the Tigers a 9-6 advantage.
 
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia threw two interceptions, but connected with Bruce Ellington on a 35-yard pass in the third quarter. Marcus Lattimore scored from 15 yards out on the next play, giving South Carolina a 13-9 lead with 5:58 left in the quarter.
 
Lattimore, the SEC’s leading rusher, finished with 66 yards on 17 carries. The Gamecocks finished with four turnovers. Alshon Jeffery caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Garcia in the first quarter.
 
Auburn got two big injury scares in the third quarter. Dyer left the game briefly with an injured right ankle. Wide receiver Emory Blake injured his knee and limped off the field. He did not return.
 
Auburn plays at No. 18 Arkansas next Saturday, while the Gamecocks play host to Kentucky.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:12
Auburn   FG  South Carolina 0 - Auburn 3
1st Quarter - 6:57
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 6 - Auburn 3
2nd Quarter - 14:22
Auburn   TD  South Carolina 6 - Auburn 9
3rd Quarter - 5:58
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 13 - Auburn 9
4th Quarter - 1:38
Auburn   TD  South Carolina 13 - Auburn 16
TEAMS

Team Records

  Auburn South Carolina
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 4 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Auburn South Carolina
Score 16 13
First Downs 22 13
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-22
50%
2-for-10
20%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 358 289
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 67-246 29-129
Average/Rush 3.7 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 12-25 9-23
Passing Yards 112 160
Average/Pass Play 3.7 6.2
Penalties-Yards 5-55 7-55
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 4 2
Time of Possession 35:47 24:13

PLAYER STATS

Auburn (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Trotter 12/23 112 1 2
R. White 0/1 0 0 1
C. Uzomah 0/1 0 0 1
South Carolina (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Garcia 9/23 160 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Dyer 41 141 3.4 1
O. McCalebb 9 58 6.4 0
K. Frazier 9 48 5.3 0
B. Trotter 8 -1 -0.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 17 66 3.9 1
S. Garcia 10 62 6.2 0
D. Byrd 1 2 2.0 0
B. Ellington 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. McCalebb 3 33 11.0 0
J. Wisner 1 20 20.0 0
E. Blake 3 16 5.3 0
D. Benton 1 15 15.0 0
P. Lutzenkirchen 1 9 9.0 1
Q. Carr 1 7 7.0 0
Q. Bray 1 6 6.0 0
M. Dyer 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jeffery 5 86 17.2 1
B. Ellington 3 60 20.0 0
B. Wilds 1 14 14.0 0
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