No. 6 Auburn Survives Upset: Box Scores, Summary

AUBURN, Ala. Sporting Alert — (Box Score) No. 6 Auburn survived a big scare in college football Week 2 after rallying to beat Jacksonville State in overtime and avoid one of the biggest upsets in years.

Trailing 20-13 with less than one minute left in the game, Jeremy Johnson connected with Melvin Ray for a 10-yard touchdown to help knot up the score at 20-20 apiece and send the contest into overtime.

“When our backs are against the wall, we are not going to give up. We are going to find a way to win. I’m telling you, that’s big,” coach Gus Malzahn.

“It doesn’t make a difference who you’re playing. I’d say most teams wouldn’t have won that game.”

Peyton Barber then ran for 4 yards for a TD to seal the win for the Tigers, who struggled to get going on offense, after committing three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble lost.

Barber carried the ball 23 times for 125 yards and his touchdown, Roc Thomas took two catches for 73 yards, including a 51 yd TD in the third quarter.

Jeremy Johnson was 21 of 32 for 236 and two touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions for the sixth-ranked Auburn (2-0).

“We won and we didn’t play well. It’s easy to see that,” Malzahn said. “We didn’t play up to our standard and we have to figure out a way to do that. I will say this, we are 2-0 so our team morale is fine. We just need to play better.”

Eli Jenkins went 26 of 43 for 277 yards and a touchdown, Josh Barge caught the ball 14 times for 132 yards and a touchdown and Troymaine Pope ran for 85 yards and score for Jacksonville State.

Ruben Gonzalez was also effective for the visitors with eight catches for 101 yards, but the Gamecocks (1-1), who finished with 438 total yards, were unable to hold on in the final moments for the win, despite owning the possession for 35:25.

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER JVST AUB
FG
3:06
Daniel Carlson 27 yd FG GOOD
15 plays, 68 yards, 4:34
0 3
SECOND QUARTER JVST AUB
FG
13:29
Connor Rouleau 32 yd FG GOOD
12 plays, 60 yards, 4:37
3 3
FG
9:55
Daniel Carlson 49 yd FG GOOD
10 plays, 43 yards, 3:34
3 6
TD
5:31
Eli Jenkins pass complete to Josh Barge for 11 yds for a TD, (Connor Rouleau KICK)
10 plays, 75 yards, 4:24
10 6
THIRD QUARTER JVST AUB
TD
8:27
Jeremy Johnson pass complete to Roc Thomas for 51 yds for a TD, (Daniel Carlson KICK)
7 plays, 80 yards, 3:09
10 13
FOURTH QUARTER JVST AUB
FG
10:43
Connor Rouleau 26 yd FG GOOD
12 plays, 74 yards, 4:58
13 13
TD
5:38
Troymaine Pope run for 5 yds for a TD, (Connor Rouleau KICK)
11 plays, 56 yards, 4:16
20 13
TD
0:39
Jeremy Johnson pass complete to Melvin Ray for 10 yds for a TD, (Daniel Carlson KICK)
5 plays, 31 yards, 1:22
20 20
OVERTIME JVST AUB
TD
Peyton Barber run for 4 yds for a TD, (Daniel Carlson KICK)
6 plays, 25 yards, 0:00
20 27

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