Observations: Auburn 62, Alabama State 0
The dreaded 11 a.m. kickoff seemed to bite Auburn early. But the Tigers were energized and adjusted after halftime, coming through with another massive blowout win.
WR Demetris Robertson (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
The scoreboard will show that Auburn did exactly what it was supposed to do — and then some — against an overmatched Alabama State team on Saturday.
But it won’t show the level of frustration throughout Jordan-Hare Stadium in the first half of what would be a 62-0 destruction of the nearby FCS program. Auburn didn’t look like the team that throttled Akron a week earlier for the first half-hour of action.
Then everything changed with a third quarter that had the Tigers rewriting the record books in a number of areas. By the time the fourth rolled around, Auburn was cruising to its first set of back-to-back 60-point games since the year the SEC was founded.
“We missed a few opportunities early, and maybe the momentum wasn't quite there because of that,” head coach Bryan Harsin said. “But we made some big plays; we cashed in on some opportunities that we had in the first half but just weren't able to get to. I thought that was good from …