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Peyton Barber's five TDs send Auburn past San Jose State

Auburn Tigers
 Game 5
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
F
 San Jose State Spartans
7
0
7
7
21
 Auburn Tigers
14
7
7
7
35
 
 
 Quick Stats
AU
SJSU
 Total Plays
58
71
 1st Downs
15
22
     3rd down efficiency
6-11
6-12
     4th down efficiency
1-1
1-3
 Total Yards
342
406
 Passing Yards
108
224
     Comp-Att
6-10
21-33
     Yards per pass
10.8
6.8
 Rushing Yards
234
182
     Rushing attempts
48
38
     Yards per rush
4.9
4.8
 Penalties-Yards
1-15
2-15
 Turnovers
0
4
     Fumbles lost
0
2
     Interceptions thrown
0
2
 Time of Possession
26:03
33:57
 
 Stat Leaders
 Passing
C-Att
Yds
TD
Int
 AU - White
6-10
108
0
0
 SJSU - Gray
21-33
224
1
2
 Rushing
Car
Yds
TD
Long
 AU -Barber
28
151
5
36
 SJSU - Ervin
27
165
1
26
 Receiving
Rec
Yds
TD
Long
 AU - Louis
3
47
0
31
 SJSU - Winston
4
62
1
20
 
 2015 Schedule
09/05
W
 (6) Auburn 31, Louisville 24
09/12
W
 (6) Auburn 27, JSU 20 (OT)
09/19
L
 (18) Auburn 21, (14) LSU 45
09/26
L
 Auburn 9, Miss. State 17
10/03
W
 Auburn 35, San Jose State 21
10/15
-
 Auburn @ Kentucky
10/24
-
 Auburn @ Arkansas
10/31
-
 Auburn vs. Ole Miss
11/07
-
 Auburn @ Texas A&M
11/14
-
 Auburn vs. Georgia
11/21
-
 Auburn vs. Idaho
11/28
-
 Auburn vs. Alabama
   
By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com
 
AUBURN, Ala. -- Peyton Barber ran through and, when necessary, over San Jose State with a five-touchdown performance that included a throwback Bo Over the Top score and a 35-21 Auburn victory on a homecoming Saturday.

Barber scored on runs of 2, 2, 5, 1 and, just to finish it off, 36 yards on a blue-collar overcast day in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Barber was happy enough to play that brand of tough-minded football.

It was Barber's first multi-touchdown day, and he made sure he got it with two touchdown runs in the first quarter, another in the second and a 1-yard up-and-over-the-top, a la Bo Jackson, in the third quarter.

San Jose State's Tyler Ervin, who rushed for 300 yards the previous week, gained more than 160 yards Saturday. His 2-yard TD run with 5:38 remaining kept the game close at 28-21 with 5:38 remaining, but Barber had one more touchdown left in him.

It was a running-kind-of-day. Auburn quarterback Sean White threw two passes in the second half.

Auburn improved to 3-2 and has won an off week before traveling to Kentucky for a Thursday night game on Oct. 15. San Jose State fell to 2-3.

Barber had rushed for more than 100 yards in three of Auburn's first four games. Make it four out of five.

It was Peyton Over the Top for Barber's fourth touchdown, a 1-yard leap that gave Auburn a little breathing room, and a 28-14 lead with 4:37 left in the third quarter.

Auburn gave San Jose State's defense something new to think about in the first half when running back Kerryon Johnson took three direct snaps from center, gaining 14 yards in the process. San Jose State showed it would take risks, going for it on fourth down three times in the first half.

The chess game played out, but it was the running of Barber and his three first-half touchdowns that had Auburn on the go in the first half. White's steady 5-of-8 passing for 103 first-half yards helped the cause as well, but this day belonged to the running game.

Barber scored in the first half on runs of 2, 2 and 5 yards, the last giving Auburn a 21-7 lead with 38 seconds left in the first half.

Barber also scored the first touchdown of the game. San Jose State answered with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Joe Gray to Tyler Winston. But Barber made it 14-7 Auburn with 2:32 left in the first quarter.

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:
 
 
 
 

 

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