Scores

Final

Furman 31

(4-5, 3-3 Southern)

Auburn 63

(7-3, 3-3 SEC)

Coverage: GamePlan

1:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 3 0 14 1431
AUB 21 21 7 1463

Top Performers

Passing: C. Todd (AUB) - 256 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Gulley (AUB) - 5 CAR, 77 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Adams (AUB) - 6 REC, 115 YDS, 3 TD

Todd completes first 14 passes as Auburn rolls Furman

Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Chris Todd threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns, completing his first 14 passes, as Auburn cruised to an easy 63-31 win over Furman on Saturday.

Todd threw three touchdown passes to Darvin Adams for the Tigers (7-3), who scored on six of their first seven possessions to jump out to a 42-3 halftime lead. Todd's other scoring pass went to Mario Fannin, who finished with 60 yards rushing.

The Paladins (4-5), a Football Championship Subdivision team, scored 28 points in the second half against Auburn, which played most of its reserves during the half.

The Tigers, who won their second in a row, started the season 5-0 and then suffered three losses before rebounding with a win over Ole Miss last week.

Adams caught six passes for 115 yards for Auburn. Anthony Gulley rushed for 77 yards and Ben Tate added 75 yards rushing for the Tigers, who also totaled 282 yards on the ground.

Tate has rushed for 1,142 yards this season and is 13th on Auburn's single-season rushing chart.

Jerry Williams rushed for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Paladins and also caught four passes for 42 yards.

After a 23-yard Matthew Cesari field goal for Furman, Auburn stretched its lead to 14-3 on a 9-yard run by Tate after an 80-yard drive.

On Auburn's next possession, Todd completed a 24-yard scoring pass to Fannin. Adams caught scoring passes of 23 and 41 yards on Auburn's first two possessions of the second quarter and Tate had a 5-yard scoring run with 41 seconds to play before halftime.

The Paladins were able to make the game interesting in the second half as Auburn emptied its bench. Furman's first touchdown came on a 6-yard run by Williams after an Auburn fumble deep in its own territory. Tersoo Uhaa had a 19-yard scoring run for the Paladins on their next possession.

Gulley scored his first two career touchdowns for the Tigers in the fourth quarter on runs of 13 and 50 yards. Gulley is normally a wide receiver but saw time at running back and defensive back in the blowout.

The outmatched Paladins did not give up and continued to play hard in the final seconds, scoring on 17-yard pass from Chris Forcier to R.J. Webb with 21 seconds to play.

The win assures Auburn, which became bowl eligible last week, of a winning season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
AUB
1st Downs1530
Total Yards266655
Passing179373
Rushing87282
Penalties3-217-55
3rd Down Conversions1-126-8
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession28:1231:48

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Forcier4/49624.010
AuburnC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Todd17/1825614.240

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Uhaa10404.0119
Forcier9333.7016
AuburnCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gulley57715.4250
Tate12756.3219

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Webb25829.0141
Williams44210.5024
AuburnRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams611519.2341
Benton68814.7026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURAUB
TD13:03Darvin Adams 6 Yd Pass From Chris Todd (Wes Byrum Kick) 07
FG07:00Matthew Cesari 23 Yd 37
TD04:08Ben Tate 9 Yd Run (Wes Byrum Kick) 314
TD01:10Mario Fannin 24 Yd Pass From Chris Todd (Wes Byrum Kick) 321
SECOND QUARTERFURAUB
TD12:03Darvin Adams 23 Yd Pass From Chris Todd (Wes Byrum Kick) 328
TD07:53Darvin Adams 41 Yd Pass From Chris Todd (Wes Byrum Kick) 335
TD00:41Ben Tate 5 Yd Run (Wes Byrum Kick) 342
THIRD QUARTERFURAUB
TD12:51Jerodis Williams 6 Yd Run (Matthew Cesari Kick) 1042
TD10:33Tersoo Uhaa 19 Yd Run (Matthew Cesari Kick) 1742
TD01:18Eric Smith 2 Yd Run (Wes Byrum Kick) 1749
FOURTH QUARTERFURAUB
TD09:50Anthony Gulley 13 Yd Run (Wes Byrum Kick) 1756
TD06:33Jerodis Williams 1 Yd Run (Matthew Cesari Kick) 2456
TD05:03Anthony Gulley 50 Yd Run (Wes Byrum Kick) 2463
TD00:21R.J. Webb 17 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Matthew Cesari Kick) 3163