Auburn 62, Western Carolina 3

Date - Saturday, October 12, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - Jordan Hare Stadium
Attendance - 84171

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Western Carolina 3 0 0 0 3
Auburn 21 21 14 6 62

Recap


Auburn 62, Western Carolina 3: Freshman Jeremy Johnson passed for four touchdowns in his first start and Tre Mason rushed for two scores as the host Tigers annihilated the Catamounts.

Johnson was 17-of-21 passing for 201 yards while starting in place of injured Nick Marshall (knee) as Auburn (5-1) rolled to the easy nonconference victory. Mason gained 100 yards on just six carries and Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for a career-high 133 yards on only seven carries.

The Tigers set a school total offense record with 712 yards and racked up 511 on the ground against overmatched Western Carolina (1-6). The Catamounts lost their 19th consecutive road game as well as dropping to 0-15 all-time against SEC programs.

Mason opened the scoring with a 20-yard run as Auburn led 21-3 after one quarter. Corey Grant scored on a 51-yard run early in the second quarter and Mason galloped 53 yards for a score midway through the stanza to help the Tigers to a 42-3 halftime cushion.

Johnson had three first-half scoring passes and added another early in the third quarter when he connected with Quan Bray on a 3-yard score. Artis-Payne scampered in from 25 yards later in the quarter and Johnathan Ford had a 38-yard scoring jaunt 10 seconds into the final period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Auburn’s previous record for total offense was 695 against Southwestern Louisiana in 1985. … Western Carolina has allowed 45 or more points in 12 of its 15 games against SEC teams and has been outscored by a cumulative 722-64. … Daniel Cobb (five in 2001) is the only Auburn quarterback to throw for more touchdowns in his first career start.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:03
Auburn   TD  Auburn 7 - Western Carolina 0
1st Quarter - 10:14
Auburn   TD  Auburn 14 - Western Carolina 0
1st Quarter - 3:51
Western Carolina   FG  Auburn 14 - Western Carolina 3
1st Quarter - 3:14
Auburn   TD  Auburn 21 - Western Carolina 3
2nd Quarter - 13:54
Auburn   TD  Auburn 28 - Western Carolina 3
2nd Quarter - 7:46
Auburn   TD  Auburn 35 - Western Carolina 3
2nd Quarter - 1:38
Auburn   TD  Auburn 42 - Western Carolina 3
3rd Quarter - 10:12
Auburn   TD  Auburn 49 - Western Carolina 3
3rd Quarter - 6:46
Auburn   TD  Auburn 56 - Western Carolina 3
4th Quarter - 14:50
Auburn   TD  Auburn 62 - Western Carolina 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Western Carolina Auburn
W/L 1 - 6 - 0 5 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 3 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Western Carolina Auburn
Score 3 62
First Downs 6 30
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-14
14%
6-for-7
86%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 173 712
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-66 43-511
Average/Rush 2.1 11.9
Passing
Comp-Att 6-17 17-22
Passing Yards 107 201
Average/Pass Play 5.1 9.1
Penalties-Yards 3-20 3-20
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 28:42 31:18

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Sullivan 3/11 73 0 0
T. Mitchell 3/6 34 0 1
Auburn (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Johnson 17/21 201 4 1
J. Wallace 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Brown 3 17 5.7 0
T. Mitchell 7 15 2.1 0
E. Sullivan 8 15 1.9 0
G. Lewis 5 9 1.8 0
D. Ramsey 6 9 1.5 0
S. Warren 2 1 0.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Artis-Payne 7 133 19.0 1
T. Mason 6 100 16.7 2
C. Grant 5 83 16.6 1
C. Shakespeare 10 61 6.1 0
J. Ford 2 45 22.5 1
R. Louis 2 41 20.5 0
J. Johnson 3 26 8.7 0
P. Lymon 5 20 4.0 0
J. Wallace 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Benson 3 63 21.0 0
T. Robinson 1 35 35.0 0
M. Helms Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
W. Police 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Louis 3 53 17.7 1
T. Stevens 3 47 15.7 1
M. Ray 3 44 14.7 0
Q. Bray 4 20 5.0 1
T. Reed 1 15 15.0 0
J. Prosch 1 8 8.0 1
T. Mason 1 7 7.0 0
M. Davis 1 7 7.0 0