The Auburn Tigers improved to 2-0 with relative ease.
The Tigers beat up Alabama State en route to a 62-0 win. Their victory was built off a strong rushing performance, which is right up to par with the usual for the boys on The Plains.
Auburn racked up 364 yards and averaged 9.4 yards per carry against overmatched Alabama State. Freshman tailback Jarquez Hunter led the team with 147 yards on just eight carries. Star back Tank Bigsby meanwhile had 122 yards on 11 carries. Off the strength of that alone, Auburn could roll to a win. But two others — wide receivers Demetris Robertson and Shedrick Jackson — rushed for over 30 yards too.
Bo Nix did what needed to be done at QB, meanwhile. Nix threw for two touchdowns, each going to Robertson, and threw no interceptions. He might need to be challenged down the line, but today they got away with such a performance thanks to the ground game.
Auburn held Alabama State to just 46 yards rushing and 1.6 yards per carry. They allowed 130 yards through the air, and senior defensive back Roger McCreary came away with an interception.
After two tune-ups, Auburn now has a huge challenge ahead. They’ll go into Happy Valley to take on Penn State in a rare trip up north next weekend.