Auburn pounds Purdue in 63-14 victory in Music City Bowl

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIAT) — The Auburn Tigers are set to take on the Purdue Boilermakers Friday afternoon. The 2018 Music City Bowl showcases one of the best showdowns between two talented quarterbacks, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Purdue’s David Blough.

The game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. CST at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville. 

After what seems like an easy win for the Auburn Tigers, the program is now 24-17-2 in bowl games and 2-0 in Music City Bowl appearances. The Tigers scored a whopping 56 points in the first half alone breaking a previous record for 49 points in the first half against Chattanooga in 2003. 

In addition, this is the fourth time in Auburn football program history the Tigers have thrown five touchdown passes. The last time this happened was in 2009 against Ball State. 63 points is also an SEC record for points scored in a bowl game. 

Game Blog 

1st Q

(13:57) Jarrett Stidham pass to J. Whitlow for 66 yards for a TD. A. Carlson kick is good. 7-0, Auburn.

(8:18) J. Whitlow run for 2 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 14-0, Auburn.

(6:59) J. Whitlow run for 1 yard for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 21-0, Auburn.

(3:25) Purdue’s R. Moore run for 7 yards for a TD. S. Evans kick is good. 21-7, Auburn.  

(2:48) J. Stidham pass to D. Slayton for 74 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 28-7, Auburn.

2nd Q

(12:54) J. Stidham pass to D. Slayton for 52 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 35-7, Auburn.

(12:29) INT. D. Blough pass intercepted for a TD. Kat Bryant return for 20 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 42-7, Auburn.

(5:36) A. Schwartz run for 6 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 49-7, Auburn.

(2:01) J. Stidham pass to D. Slayton for 34 yards for  a TD. Carlson kick is good. 56-7, Auburn.

HALFTIME: 56-7, Auburn 

3rd Q

(7:16) J. Stidham pass to R. Davis for 5 yards for a TD. Carlson kick is good. 63-7, Auburn.

(5:29) D. Blough run for 22 yards for a TD. S. Evans kick is good 63-14, Auburn. 

4th Q

FINAL: 63-14, Auburn wins.

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