AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- Carnell Williams ran for 113 yards
and two touchdowns as Auburn recorded its highest point total
since 1995 in a 73-7 rout of overmatched Louisiana-Monroe.
Auburn (6-3) dropped out of the rankings for the second time
this year after last week's 31-7 loss at Louisiana State. The
Tigers bounced back on Homecoming by feasting on the Indians in
their highest-scoring effort since a 76-10 triumph over
Chattanooga eight years ago.
Williams opened the scoring with a 72-yard TD run just over four
minutes into the game. Jason Campbell threw a 32-yard touchdown
pass to Jeris McIntyre and Williams added a one-yard TD plunge
for a 21-0 lead after one quarter.
Williams notched his fourth 100-yard effort of the season and
ninth of his career. He has 12 touchdowns this year and 28 in
The Tigers, who tuned up for next week's Southeastern Conference
showdown against Mississippi, scored 24 more points in the
second quarter for a 45-0 cushion. Defensive back Kevin Hobbs
ran back an interception 20 yards for a score and wide receiver
Justin Fetsko scored on the first of his two blocked punts in
Brandon Jacobs and Tre Smith each added a pair of rushing
touchdowns in the second half.
Louisiana-Monroe (1-8) got its lone touchdown on Floyd Smith's
18-yard pass to Mack Vincent. The Indians surrendered an average
of over 60 points in three lopsided defeats to Southeastern
Conference opponents this year.
The game was the 300th at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn improved
to 235-58-7 at their campus field.