GAMEDAY College Football

Auburn 62, Alabama State 0

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. - Demetris Robertson scored three touchdowns and Jarquez Hunter rushed for 147 yards as No. 25 Auburn raced past FCS program Alabama State 62-0.

After a fast start in Bryan Harsin's first game as head coach last week, Auburn (2-0) was held to just one offensive touchdown and fewer than 200 yards in the first half. But the Tigers erupted for 35 points in the third quarter to pull away with ease.

Robertson, who transferred from SEC rival Georgia this summer, had three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns and added a 36-yard touchdown run on a sweep in the third. Hunter, a freshman, broke the Auburn record for longest run with a 94-yard touchdown later in the quarter.

Auburn had a quiet first half but special teams excelled with a punt block and a field-goal block that was returned 80 yards for a touchdown by Nehemiah Pritchett. It marked the first time the Tigers have blocked two kicks in a game since their famous 2013 Iron Bowl win over Alabama.

Colby Wooden's field-goal block in the first half helped preserve a shutout for Auburn's defense, which scored its own touchdown when Roger McCreary returned an interception 35 yards in the third quarter.

Auburn athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter AlStAuburn
Auburn FG 10:18 Anders Carlson 34 yard field goal 0 3
Auburn FG 2:39 Anders Carlson 23 yard field goal 0 6
Second Quarter AlStAuburn
Auburn TD 11:31 Demetris Robertson 5 yard TD pass from Bo Nix (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 13
Auburn TD 6:14 Nehemiah Pritchett 80 yard blocked field goal return for TD (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 20
Third Quarter AlStAuburn
Auburn TD 12:01 Demetris Robertson 28 yard TD pass from Bo Nix (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 27
Auburn TD 9:07 Demetris Robertson 36 yard TD run (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 34
Auburn TD 6:25 Roger McCreary 35 yard interception return for TD (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 41
Auburn TD 2:59 Malcolm Johnson Jr. 49 yard TD pass from T.J. Finley (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 48
Auburn TD 0:33 Jarquez Hunter 94 yard TD run (Anders Carlson Extra Point) 0 55
Fourth Quarter AlStAuburn
Auburn TD 5:44 Sean Jackson 4 yard TD run (Ben Patton Extra Point) 0 62
Team Stats
  Alabama State Auburn
First downs 12 23
  Rushing 3 14
  Passing 7 6
  Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Efficiency 4-15, 27% 6-11, 55%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 29-46 39-364
Passing Yards 130 174
Return Yards 11 79
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-29-1 11-19-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-11 1-4
Punts 10 1
Fumbles Lost 2-1 3-1
Penalties - Yards 8-56 10-66
Alabama State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Nettles 19 27 130 0 1
M. Crawley 0 2 0 0 0
Auburn Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Nix 9 17 108 2 0
T. Finley 2 2 66 1 0
Alabama State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Daniels 5 17 3.4 0
J. Merritt 10 17 1.7 0
M. Crawley 4 7 1.8 0
D. Norris 1 4 4.0 0
R. Rivers 2 1 0.5 0
J. Owens Jr. 2 1 0.5 0
R. Nettles 5 -1 -0.2 0
Auburn Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 8 147 18.4 1
T. Bigsby 11 122 11.1 0
S. Jackson 10 38 3.8 1
D. Robertson 1 36 36.0 1
J. Sharp 5 15 3.0 0
J. Ingram 2 8 4.0 0
B. Nix 2 -2 -1.0 0
Alabama State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hixon 4 46 11.5 0
W. Corker 3 18 6.0 0
K. Jones 3 16 5.3 0
J. Merritt 1 15 15.0 0
E. Mayes 1 12 12.0 0
K. Johnson 2 8 4.0 0
T. Sharpe 2 7 3.5 0
J. Daniels 1 7 7.0 0
T. Ellis 1 2 2.0 0
A. Diop 1 -1 -1.0 0
Auburn Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Robertson 3 61 20.3 2
M. Johnson Jr. 1 49 49.0 1
E. Canion 1 17 17.0 0
K. Hudson 2 14 7.0 0
J. Hunter 1 14 14.0 0
S. Jackson 2 11 5.5 0
J. Samuel Shenker 1 8 8.0 0
Alabama State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Auburn Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. McCreary 1 35
Alabama State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Grace 9 374 41.6
Auburn Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
O. Chapman 1 47 47.0
Alabama State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Auburn Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Guice 2 21 10.5
D. Robertson 1 23 23.0
Alabama State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Robinson 1 11 11.0
Auburn Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Alabama State Missed FG
Player Length
C. Diaconu 20
Auburn Missed FG
Player Length




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