Auburn Routs ULM, 52-14
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November 9, 2002
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Jason Campbell threw touchdown passes on Auburn's first two possessions Saturday, sending the Tigers to a 52-14 homecoming rout of Louisiana-Monroe.
QB Jason Campbell
The Tigers scored the first four times they got the ball and led 35-0 at halftime before playing their reserves in the second half.
Campbell completed 8-of-10 passes for 184 yards, with backup Daniel Cobb taking over early in the second quarter. Cobb completed 13-of-20 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. He threw one interception.
Auburn's top rusher was backup Tre Smith. He rushed nine times for 65 yards, including a touchdown, and caught a pass for another TD.
Ronnie Brown rushed nine times for 41 yards and one touchdown in the first half before giving way to reserves.
Louisiana-Monroe took the opening kickoff and drove 62 yards before Auburn stopped the Indians on a fourth down at the 18. The big play in the drive was a 30-yard pass from Steven Jyles to Drouzo Quillen.
Jyles completed 19-of-37 for 193 yards and one touchdown. He also was the Indians' leading rusher with 193 yards.
Auburn set the tone on its first offensive play as Campbell passed to Robert Johnson for 30 yards. Five plays later, Campbell passed 33 yards to Jeris McIntyre for the first of five first-half touchdowns for the Tigers.
Auburn's other first-half scores came on a 21-yard pass from Campbell to Ben Obomanu, a 2-yard run by Brown and a 5-yard pass from Cobb to Johnson.
In the second half, Cobb threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Smith and reserve fullback Michael Owens ran five yards for a touchdown. Damon Duval added a 24-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter for the Tigers.
Louisiana-Monroe's touchdowns came in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Krish Williams and a 3-yard pass from Jyles to Ben Wright.
Auburn held the Indians to 83 yards rushing and 276 yards total offense.