Clemson 26, Auburn 19

Date - Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Georgia Dome
Attendance - 75211

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Clemson 3 10 3 10 26
Auburn 7 3 6 3 19

Recap


Clemson 26, Auburn 19: Andre Ellington racked up a career-high 231 rushing yards and DeAndre Hopkins had a school-record 13 receptions for 119 yards and a score as No. 14 Clemson beat No. 25 Auburn at the Georgia Dome. 

Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro made four field goals, including an 18-yarder with 1:24 left to give the Tigers the final margin. Auburn's final drive stalled when Vic Beasley sacked Kiehl Frazier on third down and Frazier's desperate heave on fourth down landed incomplete.

Auburn took a 19-16 lead on Cody Parkey's fourth field goal of the game with 12:50 left, but Clemson dominated the final period. Tajh Boyd hit Hopkins for a 4-yard touchdown pass on which the wideout make a remarkable catch despite a pass interference penalty, and the Tigers salted it away with one last drive. 

Clemson has won two of the past three meetings in the budding rivalry after losing 14 straight against the Tigers. 

Hopkins was thrust into a larger role with the absence of star receiver Sammy Watkins, who is suspended for the first two games of the season because of an arrest during the off-season. 

Boyd finished with 208 yards on 24-of-34 passing with a touchdown and an interception and added 58 yards on 19 carries. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The crowd of 75,211 was a record for the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. … Auburn leads the all-time series 34-13-2. … Auburn dropped to 5-3 all-time at the Georgia Dome, snapping a streak of four straight wins there. Clemson improved to 3-5 at the Georgia Dome with its first win over Auburn in three tries there. … Clemson has won 22 of its last 28 season openers and eight of its last 11. Auburn had a streak of six straight season-opening wins snapped. … Auburn is 0-1 for the first time under coach Gene Chizik. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:22
Clemson   FG  Auburn 0 - Clemson 3
1st Quarter - 3:38
Auburn   TD  Auburn 7 - Clemson 3
2nd Quarter - 10:06
Clemson   FG  Auburn 7 - Clemson 6
2nd Quarter - 7:26
Clemson   TD  Auburn 7 - Clemson 13
2nd Quarter - 1:24
Auburn   FG  Auburn 10 - Clemson 13
3rd Quarter - 8:38
Auburn   FG  Auburn 13 - Clemson 13
3rd Quarter - 4:39
Clemson   FG  Auburn 13 - Clemson 16
3rd Quarter - 0:55
Auburn   FG  Auburn 16 - Clemson 16
4th Quarter - 12:50
Auburn   FG  Auburn 19 - Clemson 16
4th Quarter - 9:17
Clemson   TD  Auburn 19 - Clemson 23
4th Quarter - 1:24
Clemson   FG  Auburn 19 - Clemson 26
TEAMS

Team Records

  Clemson Auburn
W/L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Clemson Auburn
Score 26 19
First Downs 28 17
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 528 374
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 52-320 37-180
Average/Rush 6.2 4.9
Passing
Comp-Att 24-35 11-27
Passing Yards 208 194
Average/Pass Play 5.3 6.7
Penalties-Yards 6-30 6-38
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 31:45 28:15

PLAYER STATS

Clemson (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 24/34 208 1 1
Auburn (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Frazier 11/27 194 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 25 228 9.1 0
T. Boyd 19 58 3.1 0
D. Howard 4 23 5.8 0
R. McDowell 4 11 2.8 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Mason 14 106 7.6 0
O. McCalebb 12 82 6.8 0
M. Blakely 1 2 2.0 0
Q. Bray 1 -1 -1.0 0
K. Frazier 9 -9 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hopkins 13 119 9.2 1
B. Ford 5 51 10.2 0
C. Peake 4 21 5.2 0
A. Humphries 2 17 8.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Blake 4 109 27.2 1
P. Lutzenkirchen 4 71 17.8 0
Q. Bray 1 8 8.0 0
O. McCalebb 2 6 3.0 0