Auburn players mob Auburn defensive lineman Gary Walker (97) in the final seconds of the second half of Auburn's 58-7 win over Louisiana-Monroe in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in Auburn, Al. Walker Sacked Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Garrett Smith in the end zone for a safety. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager)
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Sean White threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns, Kerryon Johnson rushed for 146 yards and a pair of scores, and Auburn steamrolled Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday 58-7.
Auburn (3-2) kept the momentum from last week's win over LSU going, as the Tigers scored touchdowns on eight of their 11 drives against the overmatched Warhawks (1-3). Auburn raced out to an early 28-0 lead behind White's 3-yard rushing touchdown, his 48-yard pass to freshman Kyle Davis, and Johnson's two short-yardage runs. Louisiana-Monroe got on the board with a 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired in the first half, but didn't score again.
White finished 14-of-17 in two-and-a-half quarters of action with a quarterback rating of 239.3 before giving way to backup John Franklin III midway through the third quarter. Franklin scored on his second play, an 80-yard dash up the middle, to extend Auburn's lead to 49-7.
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The Tigers outgained Louisiana-Monroe 688-251. Auburn racked up 309 yards in the third quarter alone, the same amount it gained in the entire first half.
AUBURN: The red zone issues that plagued Auburn against LSU were nonexistent. The Tigers scored touchdowns on four out of the five trips inside the 20, and the only trip they didn't score on came from the backups with less than a minute remaining.
LOUISIANA-MONROE: The Warhawks drop their third consecutive game, but will get a chance to right itself against Idaho on a more level playing field.
AUBURN: Travels to Starkville to play Mississippi State next Saturday.
LOUISIANA-MONROE: Returns home to host Idaho next Saturday.