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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Halftime: Auburn leads Arkansas State 35-16

Cam Newton has been as good as advertised. The Auburn quarterback accounted for four touchdowns in the first half -- two passing, two rushing -- as the Tigers went to the locker room with a 35-16 lead.

Newton, a junior college transfer, dabbled in a bit of everything. He was accurate with his passes, going 6-for-9 for 100 yards. He had touchdown throws of 36 yards to Mario Fannin and 49 yards to Quindarius Carr.

But that's not all. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound signal caller ran nine times for 147 yards and two touchdowns, one of which went 71 yards.

Auburn had 377 yards of total offense in the first half.

It's not all good news. The Tigers, who are playing without linebacker Craig Stevens, gave up 231 yards to Arkansas State's up-tempo offense. ASU quarterback Ryan Aplin is 19-for-25 for 204 yards and a touchdown.

1 comment:

Jared Owen said...

I don't feel like I can be excited about Newton and Dyer at all because this defense looks nothing short of awful. This won't hold up against an MSU team that hung 49 on Memphis.