ATLANTA, DEC. 29 -- Auburn freshman Stan White threw for 351 yards and scored on a one-yard bootleg with 39 seconds to play, lifting the Tigers to a 27-23 victory over Indiana today in the Peach Bowl before 38,962.
The Hoosiers (6-5-1) had taken the lead moments earlier when quarterback Trent Green scored on an 11-yard run with 2:26 to play for his third rushing touchdown.
That gave Indiana a 23-20 edge, but with White throwing for 67 yards in a 72-yard drive, Auburn (8-3-1) got the game-winner on fourth and goal, when White sprinted left and trotted into the end zone untouched.
Indiana had gone ahead for the first time after Auburn's Richie Nell fumbled the snap on a punt. The Hoosiers recovered on the Tigers 29 and, four plays later, Green went over.
White opened the scoring on Auburn's first drive, running in from six yards. He threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Alex Smith in the second quarter. Jim Von Wyl added field goals of 26 and 43 yards for Auburn.
Indiana got touchdown runs from Green of three and two yards, the latter with 6:32 left to get the Hoosiers within 20-16. Green was sacked as Indiana attempted a two-point conversion. Indiana's other score came on a 42-yard field goal by Scott Bonnell midway in the second period.
White's favorite receiver was Herbert Casey, who caught seven passes for 159 yards.
White took Auburn 80 yards in 10 plays on the opening drive of the game, connecting on five of six passes for 52 yards.
Indiana tied it when Green scored on a three-yard run as time expired in the first quarter. The Hoosiers went 73 yards in 12 plays on the drive.
Indiana tailback Vaughn Dunbar, who had 1,143 yards rushing during the regular season, managed 81 yards on 21 carries.