AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Sean White threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 146 yards and a pair of scores, and Auburn steamrolled Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday 58-7.
Auburn (3-2) kept the momentum from last week’s win over LSU going, as the Tigers scored touchdowns on eight of their 11 drives against the overmatched Warhawks (1-3). Auburn raced out to an early 28-0 lead behind White’s 3-yard rushing touchdown, his 48-yard pass to freshman Kyle Davis, and Johnson’s two short-yardage runs. Louisiana-Monroe got on the board with a 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired in the first half, but didn’t score again.
White finished 14-of-17 in two-and-a-half quarters of action with a quarterback rating of 239.3 before giving way to backup John Franklin III midway through the third quarter. Franklin scored on his second play, an 80-yard dash up the middle, to extend Auburn’s lead to 49-7.
The Tigers outgained Louisiana-Monroe 688-251. Auburn racked up 309 yards in the third quarter alone, the same amount it gained in the entire first half.