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Fran: "I would compare this offense (to Ga. St). Nick Arbuckle is fantastic. He's the best QB in Sun Belt, but Matt (Linehan) is good, too."
The Tigers set a season high for points in their second victory over a Petrino-coached team in 2015, with the ground game leading the way at home.
Jeremy Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to lead Auburn to a 56-34 victory over Idaho on Saturday night.
Tigers not looking back
Auburn RB Roc Thomas scampers 56 yards for a touchdown. Idaho trails 56-20 in the fourth quarter.
Jeremy Johnson back into the end zone
The Auburn QB walks in for a 2-yard touchdown. It's Johnson's second rushing score and the Tigers now lead 49-17 in the third quarter.
Tigers not slowing down
Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson finds Tony Stevens wide open in end zone to extend the Tigers' lead to 42-17 early in the third quarter.
Tigers take big lead into half
Auburn QB Jeremy Johnson has found the end zone once through the air and once on the ground to help give the Tigers a 35-17 lead over the Vandals at halftime. Live on ESPN3
Auburn's defense gets on the board
Vandals QB Matt Linehan's pass was intercepted by Johnathan Ford who return it for a 48 yards for a touchdown. Ford's score extended the Tigers' lead to 35-10 in the second quarter.
Tigers pulling away
After an Idaho fumble, Auburn scored on a Jeremy Johnson 15-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis. The Vandals trail 28-10 in the second quarter.
It's a fake!
Tigers punter Kevin Phillips shows off his legs on a fake punt rush for 24 yards. Phillips' run helped lead to a Jeremy Johnson TD from the 1-yard line. Tigers are up 21-10 in the second quarter.
Idaho settles for field goal
Vandals QB Matt Linehan squeezes the ball between two Tigers defenders to find Callen Hightower for a 23-yard grab. Idaho couldn't punch it in from the one so it trails Auburn 14-10 at the start of the second.
Tigers retake the lead
Auburn RB Jovon Robinson turns the corner to outrun the Vandals for a 13-yard TD. The Tigers are up 14-7 in the first quarter.
Idaho strikes back quickly
Vandals QB Matt Linehan finds Callen Hightower for a 71-yard catch and run to the Auburn 4-yard line. Idaho would score on the next play to tie it at 7-7 early in the first quarter.
Tigers open up the scoring
Auburn RB Peyton Barber finished off a drive with a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Idaho trails 7-0 in the first quarter.
Jalin Moore rushed for a freshman school-record 244 yards, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 47-20 on Saturday night.
Appalachian State gets the win
The Mountaineers got the 47-20 win after they pulled away from the Idaho Vandals in the second half. RB Jalin Moore had a monster day with 244 yards on the ground on 27 carries. Box score