NCAAF Game Recap - Tulane at Auburn
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Auburn 24, Tulane 6

Sep 7, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Tulane (1-1)

3

3

0

0

6

(10) Auburn (2-0)

0

14

7

3

24

No. 10 Auburn's offense sluggish in 24-6 win over Tulane
Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:31 AM

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) In the first home start of quarterback Bo Nix's Auburn career, the true freshman had to carry the load for his offense the majority of the night.

Nix threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, No. 10 Auburn ran for 172 yards after amassing just 20 in the first half and the Tigers' defense dominated in a 24-6 victory over Tulane on Saturday night.

With a broken game clock already making for a slow and low-energy start to the game, the teams combined for 86 yards of offense across the first nine drives, with Tulane kicking a field goal on its opening series and Auburn (2-0) losing a fumble on its second.

After Tulane's first scoring drive, Auburn's defense locked down the Green Wave (1-1), allowing minus-3 yards over the next four possessions.

A week after leading the Tigers to a last-second victory over Oregon last week in Texas, Nix found Will Hastings for a 31-yard touchdown pass two minutes into the second quarter to give Auburn the lead. The Tigers scored on back-to-back drives, with Nix's 40-yard completion to Seth Williams setting them up for a 4-yard touchdown run by Eli Stove.

Nix was 19 for 37, tying the fifth-most passing attempts in a game by a freshman quarterback in program history.

"On first down, we've got to get some positive yards and get us not behind the chains," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "That would have helped. But no, that's not good when your quarterback has to throw it that many times in the first half."

After Auburn's running backs combined for 42 rushing yards on 13 carries late into the third quarter, starter JaTarvious Whitlow carried the ball eight times for 54 yards - including a 14-yard touchdown run - on Auburn's third scoring drive of the night.

Whitlow had 121 yards from scrimmage, but fumbled three times and lost two of them.

"We take great pride in holding onto the football," Malzahn said. "That's something that (Whitlow) knows that we gotta improve. It can't happen."

Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan - an LSU transfer - completed 10 of 33 passes for 103 yards and an interception by Auburn safety Jeremiah Dinson. McMillan also led the team in rushing with 54 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: The rushing stat line improved mightily in the second half, but that's two straight games with slow starts on the ground behind an offensive line that has struggled to get push early.

Tulane: While the Green Wave offense was ultimately stifled when it mattered, it rushed for over 100 yards for the 42nd straight game - an ongoing school record.

AUBURN INJURED RECEIVERS

Williams and Hastings, both starters for Auburn, sustained injuries in the win. On Williams' 40-yard reception, Tulane cornerback Willie Langham landed hard on Williams' left shoulder.

In the third quarter, Hastings was hit in the helmet going up for a reception by Tulane's Macon Clark, who was then ejected for targeting. Hastings walked off under his own power.

Neither player returned to the game, and Malzahn had no concrete updates on either after the game. With sophomore Anthony Schwartz still recovering from offseason hand surgery, Stove is Auburn's only healthy starter out wide.

UP NEXT

Tulane: At Missouri State next week.

Auburn: Host Kent State next Saturday.

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Passing

Tul Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Jones 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
J. McMillan 33 10 30.3 0 103 22 1 27.7
Aub Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Nix 37 19 51.4 1 207 40 0 77.2

Rushing

Tul Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. McMillan 7 54 7.7 12 0
D. Bradwell 12 30 2.5 8 0
Aub Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Whitlow 23 96 4.2 24 1
K. Martin 10 32 3.2 8 0

Receiving

Tul Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Mooney 3 48 16.0 22 0
A. Jones 3 29 9.7 19 0
Aub Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
W. Hastings 5 75 15.0 31 1
S. Williams 1 40 40.0 40 0

Fumbles

Tul F FL
A. Jones 1 0
Aub F FL
E. Stove 1 0
J. Whitlow 3 2

Returning

Tul KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Jones 0 - 0 0 2 24.0 0 36
Aub KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Tutt 0 - 0 0 3 16.7 0 22
S. Shivers 1 16.0 0 16 0 - 0 0

Punting

Tul Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Wright 8 321 40.1 49
Aub Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Siposs 6 263 43.8 49

Takeaways

Aub Int Yds InTD
J. Dinson 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Tul Aub
Points For 6 24
Total Yards 223 379
Rushing Yards 120 172
Passing Yards 103 207
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/34 19/37
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 4/2
First Downs 12 20
Penalties - Yards 11/80 5/51
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/15 10/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 8/40 6/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tul Aub
Tul 4:47 FG Merek Glover 44 yd FG 3 0
2nd Quarter Tul Aub
Aub 2:06 TD Will Hastings 31 yd pass from Bo Nix (Anders Carlson kick) 3 7
Aub 5:23 TD Eli Stove 4 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 3 14
Tul 14:20 FG Merek Glover 32 yd FG 6 14
3rd Quarter Tul Aub
Aub 13:09 TD JaTarvious Whitlow 14 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 6 21
4th Quarter Tul Aub
Aub 2:24 FG Anders Carlson 22 yd FG 6 24

Game Information

Stadium: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
Attendance: 85,317
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