AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- Jason Campbell set and Philip Yost
matched impressive school records as Auburn took a breather from
Southeastern Conference play to rout Division I-AA Western
Campbell completed a school-record 92.3 percent of his passes
and Yost booted a record-tying 57-yard field goal for the Tigers
(2-2), who outgained the Hilltoppers (3-1), 567-163.
Campbell connected on 12-of-13 passes for 173 yards and
touchdown as he became the ninth Auburn player to reach the
3,000-yard career passing mark. Fellow quarterback Josh
Sullivan also was accurate, completing 10-of-13 passes for 109
Yost's field goal on the final play of the first half gave
Auburn a 38-0 lead and matched a kick by Neil O'Donoghue against
Tennesse on September 25, 1976. It tied for the
seventh-longest in SEC history and is the longest in the league
Tre Smith, who scored on a pair of one-yard touchdown runs, gave
Auburn a 7-0 lead 4:54 into the contest. Campbell added a
36-yard TD pass to Silas Daniels and Carnell Williams tacked on
a 29-yard scoring run later in the period.
In the second quarter, Ronnie Brown had a five-yard run and
Smith his second one-yard plunge.
Brandon Jacobs rushed for 103 yards and a score, Brown 80 yards
and Williams 71 for the Tigers, who outgained the Hilltoppers on
the ground, 285-47.
Justin Haddix completed 10-of-17 passes for 116 yards and an
interception for Western Kentucky, which had just seven first
downs to Auburn's 29.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.