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Auburn 60, Cincinnati 0

By
JEFF WOODARD

AUBURN, Ala. -- Bo Jackson ran for three first-half touchdowns Saturday and Auburn put on its biggest scoring exhibition in more than a decade with a 60-0 routover hapless Cincinnati.

It was Auburn's biggest point production since a 60-7 win over Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1971 and the Tigers first shutout since a 24-0 victory over Georgia Tech two years ago.

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Jackson, who missed six games with a separated shoulder, scored on runs of 15, 36 and 2 yards to power the Tigers, 7-3 and unranked for the first time this season, to a 36-0 halftime lead.

Cincinnati, 2-7, threatened only twice, missing a 47-yard field goal at the end of the first half and driving to the Auburn 10 before losing a fumble late in the game.

The Tigers jumped out quickly, driving 49 yards in three plays on their first possession and taking a 7-0 lead on a 35-yard strike from Pat Washington to freshman Freddy Weygand.

Jackson began his scoring spree two possessions later on a 15-yard run to make it 14-0.

Jackson extended the Tigers lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter, taking a pitchout from Washington 36 yards for a score. The TD was set up by runs of 27 and 6 yards by Collis Campbell.

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A bad snap in the end zone resulted in a safety for the Bearcats. Auburn returned the ensuing free kick to the Cincinnati 34 and cashed in the good field position with a 2-yard run by Jackson.

The Tigers made it 36-0 with about two minutes left in the half when Reggie Ware blasted over from the 3 to cap a 76-yard, five-play drive.

The Bearcats drove to the Auburn 27 late in the half, but a 47-yard field goal by Mike Morton missed as time expired in the half.

The Tigers continued the rout in the second half, scoring on a 65-yard touchdown run by Brent Fullwood four plays into the third quarter.

Alton Long fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Aundray Bruce recovered for the Tigers at the Bearcats' 27. Four plays later, Tim Jessie scored on a 3-yard run to make it 50-0 with 11:23 left in the third quarter.

Robert McGinty added to the lead, tying a school record with a 53-yard field goal on the Tigers' next possession.

Cincinnati drove to the Auburn 10 midway through the fourth quarter, but quarterback Danny McCoin fumbled attempting to pass and Kevin Greene recovered on the Tiger 26.

The Tigers then drove 64 yards in nine plays for their final touchdown, with freshman quarterback Jeff Burger scoring on a 2-yard run.

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