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Big plays power No. 13 Auburn over No. 24 Miss State 49-10

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Kerryon Johnson sprinted 59 yards on the game's third play, and Auburn kept dropping an avalanche of big gains on Mississippi State.

Jarrett Stidham passed for 264 yards and two touchdowns, and Johnson ran for three scores to lead the 13th-ranked Tigers to a 49-10 victory over 24th-ranked Mississippi State on Saturday night.

Tack on plays of 67, 57, 52, 49 and 47 yards, and Johnson's early run was just a table setter.

''That's what we've been working on, those big plays down the field,'' he said. ''That's hard on defenses.''

It certainly was on the Bulldogs.

The Tigers (4-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) established themselves as the most likely challenger to No. 1 Alabama in the Western Division with the explosive offensive performance. The Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2) have lost two straight lopsided games since blowing out LSU to start a string of three matchups with Top 15 teams.

Stidham launched a handful of deep balls for Auburn, including a 47-yard touchdown to a wide-open Will Hastings and a 57-yarder to Eli Stove from his own end zone. He wound up 13-of-16 passing and also had a 49-yard reverse pass to Darius Slayton after lining up at receiver.

''He's repped that 20 or 30 times, and it was wide open,'' Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.

Johnson gained 116 yards in a strong follow-up to his five-touchdown effort in a 51-14 romp over Missouri. It's the first time since 1987 that Auburn has beaten back-to-back SEC opponents by 30-plus points.

''I think we're jelling at the right time,'' Stidham said.

Backup quarterback Malik Willis got into the act with a 67-yard run in the final minutes, thrilling the smattering of fans still remaining.

Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald passed for 157 yards and ran for 56 but was intercepted twice. The Bulldogs had seven false start penalties.

''We did everything you shouldn't do when you come on the road to win,'' Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said.

The Bulldogs had two touchdowns overturned on replay in the first half, ultimately scoring after a ruling that Fitzgerald was tackled inside the 1. Earlier, Jeffery Simmons knocked the ball loose from Stidham and Montez Sweat picked it up and took it to the end zone.

The ball had been blown dead after the official called it an incomplete pass. Replay ruled it a fumble and gave it to Mississippi State at Auburn's 32, but the Bulldogs wound up only with a field goal.

''It was a momentum killer,'' Simmons said. ''I guess the referee made a good call on it. But we've got to move on from it. Once it's called, it's called.''

Auburn gained 511 yards on just 56 plays. Mississippi State had 351 yards on 84 plays.

THE TAKEAWAY

Mississippi State: Moved the ball at times but went 5 of 19 on third down and converted just two of six fourth-down attempts. That included a failed fake punt in the first half. Fitzgerald completed 13 of 33 passes and ran 13 times.

Auburn: The defense kept up its strong play while offensively Auburn had seven offensive plays of 30-plus yards. That doesn't even count Javaris Davis' 37-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Stidham set up one score with the long ball to Slayton after Johnson took a direct snap and Stidham got the ball on a reverse.

FOURTH & GO

Auburn also had a fourth-down gamble, with good results. Johnson scored on a fourth-down run in the first quarter. Auburn initially lined up to kick before Malzahn called a timeout amid boos from the crowd, and decided to go for it.

UP NEXT

Mississippi State has an open date before hosting BYU on Oct. 14.

Auburn hosts Mississippi in another SEC West game.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:04
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
49
Touchdown 3:04
14-M.Willis runs 67 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
87
yds
02:58
pos
10
48
Point After TD 10:42
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
42
Touchdown 10:54
7-N.Fitzgerald incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 13-J.Davis at MSST 37. 13-J.Davis runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
73
yds
01:09
pos
10
41
Point After TD 12:03
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
35
Touchdown 12:03
21-K.Johnson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
60
yds
02:18
pos
10
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:02
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 9:02
21-K.Johnson runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
103
yds
03:20
pos
10
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:59
47-J.Christmann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 0:59
7-N.Fitzgerald complete to 81-J.Johnson. 81-J.Johnson runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
81
yds
03:54
pos
9
21
Point After TD 13:38
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 13:38
8-J.Stidham complete to 33-W.Hastings. 33-W.Hastings runs 47 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
47
yds
00:08
pos
3
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:55
38-D.Carlson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 4:55
8-J.Stidham complete to 23-R.Davis. 23-R.Davis runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
77
yds
01:41
pos
3
13
Field Goal 6:46
47-J.Christmann 40 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
20
yds
03:43
pos
3
7
Point After TD 12:00
38-D.Carlson extra point is good. Penalty on MSST 7-T.Cleveland Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:00
21-K.Johnson runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
03:00
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 14
Rushing 12 8
Passing 5 5
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 7-21 6-12
4th Down Conv 2-6 1-1
Total Net Yards 339 491
Total Plays 84 56
Avg Gain 4.0 8.8
Net Yards Rushing 194 244
Rush Attempts 47 39
Avg Rush Yards 4.1 6.3
Net Yards Passing 145 247
Comp. - Att. 13-37 14-17
Yards Per Pass 3.9 14.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 2-20
Penalties - Yards 10-39 1-15
Touchdowns 1 7
Rushing TDs 0 4
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 5-44.6 3-36.3
Return Yards 27 102
Punts - Returns 1-5 2-16
Kickoffs - Returns 1-22 2-49
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-37
Kicking 2/2 7/8
Extra Points 1/1 7/7
Field Goals 1/1 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
24 Miss. St. 3-2 370010
13 Auburn 4-1 14772149
145 PASS YDS 247
194 RUSH YDS 244
339 TOTAL YDS 491
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Fitzgerald 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
39.4% 157 1 2 77.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53% 783 8 5 115.3
N. Fitzgerald 13/33 157 1 2
K. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
35.3% 63 1 0 85.8
K. Thompson 0/4 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
N. Fitzgerald 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 56 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 343 5
N. Fitzgerald 13 56 0 16
Ae. Williams 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 49 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 409 1
Ae. Williams 15 49 0 8
K. Hill 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
36 190 1
K. Hill 8 34 0 10
K. Thompson 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 102 0
K. Thompson 4 28 0 15
N. Gibson 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 153 0
N. Gibson 5 22 0 9
L. Cooke 43 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
L. Cooke 1 3 0 3
K. Mixon 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
K. Mixon 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Couch 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 71 1
J. Couch 2 60 0 32
K. Mixon 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 169 1
K. Mixon 1 45 0 45
Je. Jackson 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 69 0
Je. Jackson 2 17 0 11
R. Todd 20 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 36 0
R. Todd 2 12 0 11
Ju. Johnson 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 9 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 14 1
Ju. Johnson 3 9 1 5
D. Gray 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 114 1
D. Gray 1 6 0 6
J. Thomas 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 61 1
J. Thomas 1 5 0 5
Ae. Williams 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 44 0
Ae. Williams 1 3 0 3
F. Green 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 90 0
F. Green 0 0 0 0
D. Thomas 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 115 2
D. Thomas 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
M. Sweat 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Sweat 1-0 1.0 0
T. Brown 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
J. Simmons 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Simmons 1-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Christmann 47 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
5/5 9/9
J. Christmann 1/1 40 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Cooke 43 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 44.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 45.3 2
L. Cooke 5 44.6 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Mixon 23 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 16.0 22 0
K. Mixon 1 22.0 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Gray 6 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 5.0 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 18.0 5 0
D. Gray 1 5.0 5 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
81.3% 264 2 0 261.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72% 1110 5 2 161.6
J. Stidham 13/16 264 2 0
M. Willis 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 3 0 0 125.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
80% 4 0 0 86.7
M. Willis 1/1 3 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 116 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 300 9
K. Johnson 23 116 3 59
M. Willis 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 67 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 78 1
M. Willis 1 67 1 67
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 99 0
E. Stove 1 30 0 30
D. Barrett 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 46 0
D. Barrett 2 20 0 13
M. Miller 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 72 0
M. Miller 3 17 0 9
K. Pettway 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
61 208 3
K. Pettway 5 6 0 2
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 21 1
J. Stidham 4 -12 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 75 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 145 0
E. Stove 2 75 0 57
K. Davis 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 179 0
K. Davis 1 52 0 52
D. Slayton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 92 0
D. Slayton 1 49 0 49
W. Hastings 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 257 2
W. Hastings 1 47 1 47
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 32 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 176 2
R. Davis 6 32 1 11
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
C. Cox 1 6 0 6
K. Johnson 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
K. Johnson 1 3 0 3
N. Igbinoghene 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 24 0
N. Igbinoghene 1 3 0 3
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Holland 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Holland 1-0 1.0 0
T. Matthews 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
T. Matthews 0-0 0.0 1
J. Davis 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Davis 0-0 0.0 1
T. Truesdell 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 0 1.0
T. Truesdell 0-0 1.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 7/7
SEASON FG XP
8/12 21/21
D. Carlson 0/1 0 7/7 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Igbinoghene 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 21.5 26 0
N. Igbinoghene 2 24.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Roberts 14 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 8.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 8.8 11 0
S. Roberts 2 8.0 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:00 MISSST 25 0:31 3 6 Punt
10:29 AUBURN 32 3:43 9 10 FG
4:55 MISSST 25 3:17 7 18 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:13 MISSST 14 0:17 4 -5 Punt
13:38 MISSST 25 1:14 4 9 Downs
10:28 MISSST 34 2:04 5 13 Punt
4:53 MISSST 23 3:54 9 77 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 MISSST 23 2:14 6 17 Punt
9:02 MISSST 25 1:14 3 24 INT
5:37 MISSST 10 3:28 12 51 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:07 AUBURN 43 0:43 4 4 Downs
12:03 MISSST 25 1:09 3 73 INT
10:42 MISSST 25 4:33 13 63 Downs
3:04 MISSST 25 2:48 10 41 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AUBURN 25 3:00 7 75 TD
11:15 AUBURN 39 0:39 3 29 Fumble
6:36 AUBURN 23 1:41 6 77 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:30 AUBURN 20 1:07 6 31 Punt
13:46 MISSST 47 0:08 1 47 TD
12:18 MISSST 33 1:44 3 0 FG Miss
8:15 AUBURN 14 3:09 6 21 Punt
0:51 AUBURN 26 0:27 2 7 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:22 AUBURN 1 3:20 8 99 TD
7:39 AUBURN 49 1:54 4 14 Punt
2:01 AUBURN 39 0:37 2 4 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:21 AUBURN 40 2:18 6 60 TD
6:02 AUBURN 13 2:58 5 87 TD