Tank Bigsby ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns and Auburn opened its season with a 42-16 home win over FCS opponent Mercer on Saturday night.
Auburn opens its second season under Coach Bryan Harsin, seeking to snap a five-game losing streak when it hosts Mercer.
Quarterback T.J. Finley will start Auburn’s opener against Mercer, beating out two new transfers.
Bryce Young threw three touchdown passes and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No. 1 Alabama to a 48-14 rout of FCS Mercer.