Auburn racked up a total of 505 yards on offense and scored on its first five possessions to continue its winning streak against ULM.
“It’s great to be 5-0,” said head coach Gene Chizik. “It’s great to have another win with us, trying to stay on track and take it one game at a time. This week was about Auburn and about getting better.”
Auburn got off to a quick start when sophomore running back Onterio McCalebb ran 50-yards for the touchdown.
The Tigers took a 7-0 lead, wasting only 32 seconds to score, making it the quickest Auburn has scored on a play from scrimmage since Carnell Williams scored on an 80-yard touchdown run on the opening play against the University of Alabama in 2003.
Junior quarterback Cameron Newton later connected with sophomore wide receiver Emory Blake for a school-record 94-yard touchdown pass to give the Tigers a 14-0 with 10:22 to play in the first quarter.
Senior running back Mario Fannin ran for 89 yard on 10 carriers after experiencing health and fumble problems in the first few games.
“I was very proud of Mario,” Chizik said. “We just felt like we could get him more involved in some of the perimeter game.”
The Warhawks put together a 14 play, 61-yard drive to set up a Radi Jabour 35-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-3, but ULM would not score again.
“I was proud of our defense,” Chizik said. “They threw the ball 41 times, and there were times where we obviously could have played better. There were times where we didn’t tackle well, but they stood up, particularly in the second half and got off the field a good bit, which was good to see with a lot of young guys.”
The Tigers will go on the road to take on the Kentucky Wildcats, Saturday Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m.