Auburn scored 28 points in the final six minutes for a 59-27 rout yesterday of No. 4 Florida State.
Bo Jackson ran 53 and 35 yards for touchdowns in totaling 176 yards rushing and No. 12 Auburn turned two interceptions into fourth-quarter scores in Auburn, Ala. Both teams are 4-1.
"This is one of the biggest wins since I've been here," said Tigers Coach Pat Dye. "I don't know when I've had this much fun."
Auburn's late scoring burst began with a reverse by split end Freddie Weygand for a 13-yard touchdown that put his team up, 38-27, with 5:11 left. Forty-five seconds later, cornerback Kevin Porter intercepted his second pass by Chip Ferguson and this time ran 33 yards for a touchdown. Defensive tackle Ron Stallworth grabbed a tipped Ferguson pass 22 seconds later and ran it in from 22 yards.
Ferguson then fumbled at his 27 and Auburn recovered, setting up fullback Demetrious Threatt's eight-yard touchdown with 1:20 left.
Jackson put Auburn ahead, 7-0, with his 53-yard run less two minutes into the game. He scored his second touchdown, a 35-yard run, with 8:56 left in the third quarter. But Florida State's Eric Thom hit a fourth-down, 48-yard pass to Hassan Jones, setting up a score that cut the gap to 31-24.
After stopping Auburn on fourth down, Florida State closed to 31-27 on a 46-yard field goal by Derek Schmidt. But a 68-yard run by Auburn's Tommie Agee set up Weygand's first touchdown.