Starkville, Miss. — Cameron Newton put on another impressive show Thursday night, this time against a Southeastern Conference defense in No. 21 Auburn’s 17-14 victory over Mississippi State.
Newton, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior, threw for two touchdowns and accounted for 206 yards of total offense, mixing passes with his ability to run over and around the Mississippi State defense.
“You sign up to play college football to play in games like this,” Newton said.
He compeleted 11 of 19 passes for 136 yards, the two touchdowns and one interception and also ran for 70 yards on 18 carries in the SEC opener for both teams.