AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton passed for a career-high 317 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a fifth, all in the first half of No. 3 Auburn's 62-24 route of Chattanooga on Saturday.
The Heisman Trophy contender enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and a warm reception from fans two days after allegations came out that a man tried to solicit payment from Mississippi State when that school was recruiting Newton.
With that as a backdrop, Newton and the Tigers (10-0) churned out 48 points and 484 yards in the first half against the Football Championship Subdivision Mocs (5-4), who have lost all 21 meetings.
All of Newton's TDs came in the first 17 minutes. He hit Darvin Adams for touchdowns of 30 and 39 yards and threw a 20-yarder to Emory Blake. Then Terrell Zachery turned a screen pass into an easy 80-yard score.