AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Jeremy Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to lead Auburn to a 56-34 victory over Idaho on Saturday night.
The Vandals (3-8) outgained the Tigers 479 to 460, but Auburn (6-5) converted all six of its red-zone opportunities and scored three touchdowns off of Idaho’s three turnovers to pull away in the second half.
Auburn eclipsed 200 yards rushing for the third consecutive game, and the 297-yard output was the second-highest for the Tigers this season. Jovon Robinson led the Tigers with 99 yards rushing, while Roc Thomas pitched in 78 yards and Peyton Barber added 47.
Idaho was paced by its two quarterbacks, Matt Linehan and Jake Luton, who combined for 356 yards on 29 of 47 passing. Buck Cowan and Callen Hightower combined for 279 yards on 18 receptions.
Auburn stays home for next Saturday’s matchup against No. 3 Alabama, while Idaho will host Texas State to conclude regular-season play.