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.