|The chase for the
2010 Heisman Trophy
Game by game account of his 2010 season that ended with his gaining college football's
top individual award and a BCS National Championship
|9/4 vs. Arkansas State
||In a 57-26 win Netwon completed 9 of 14 passes for 186 yards and 3 TD's. The
6-6 250-pound QB also flashed his rushing skills in week one by scoring 2 TD's
on 15 carries for 171 yards.
|9/4 @ Mississippi St.
||Playing in his first SEC clash, Newton was held somewhat in check as the
Tigers squeezed out a 17-14 win. The Tiger QB completed 11 of 19 passes for
136 yards, 2 TD's and 1 Int. On the ground, he gained 70 yards on 18 carries.
|9/18 vs. Clemson
||After trailing Clemson 17-3 at the Half, Newton engineered a 2nd half comeback
that culminated with a 27-24 Auburn victory. The Auburn QB completed 7 of 14
passes for 203 yards, 2 TD's and 2 Int's. He also gained 68 yards on 17 rushing
|9/25 vs. South Carolina
||With the Tigers hosting #12 ranked South Carolina, Newton once again led an
Auburn comeback after the Gamecocks led 27-21 after 3 quarters. On the
strength of two Newton 4Q TD passes, Auburn won bya a 35-27 margin. The
College Park, GA native, completed 16 of 21 passes for 158 yards and 2 TD's.
Newton added 176 yards and 3 rushing TD's on 25 carries.
|10/2 vs. Louisiana/Monroe
||In a 52-3 stomping of the Warhawks, Newton completed 14 of 19 passes for 245
yards, 3 TD's and 1 Int. before giving way to backup QB Barrett Trotter. For the
only game of the season, Auburn's star signal caller was not a rushing force as
he netted (-11) yards on 1 carry.
|10/9 @ Kentucky
||An early October trip to Lexington, KY, proved to be a tough task for 5-0 Auburn
who escaped with a 37-34 win. Newton completed 13 of 21 passes for 210
yards and 1 interception. The Tiger QB struck paydirt 4 times on ground while
gaining 198 yards on 28 rushing attempts.
|10/16 vs. Arkansas
||Auburn would once again be forced to mount a 4Q comeback as they trailed #12
ranked Arkansas 43-37 early in the game's final stanza. Netwon completed a
mere 10 of 14 passes for 140 yards and a score. On the ground, the Tigers
leader led a rushing assult with 188 yards and 3 TD's on 25 carries. Auburn
scored 28 4Q points to win 65-43.
|10/23 vs. LSU
||With little time to rest, the #6 ranked LSU Tigers came to Jordan-Hare Stadium
intent on slowing down the Auburn offense. In Auburn's 24-17 win, Newton
completed 10 of 16 passes for 86 yards. However on the ground, the Tiger QB
stormed for 217 yards and 2 TD's on 28 rushing attempts. An epic moment in
Newton's Heisman run took place with a 3Q 49 yard Newton TD run through the
heart of the LSU defense.
|10/30 @ Ole Miss
||Auburn next travelled to Oxford, MS to take on the 3-4 Ole Miss Rebels. The
51-31 Auburn victory was pretty well secured at halftime as Newton completed
18 of 24 passes for 209 yards and 2 TD's. On the ground, the Auburn QB was
held slightly in check with 45 yards on 11 carries.
|11/6 vs. Chattanooga
||In a 62-24 win against the Mocs, Newton delivered another strong performance.
On the day, he completed 15 of 21 passes for 317 yards and 4 scores while also
adding 24 yards and 1 TD on 8 carries.
|11/13 vs. Georgia
||An upset minded Bulldog squad visited Jordan-Hare Stadium and late in the 1Q,
held a surprising 21-7 lead. However, Cam Newton continued to build his
Heisman resume with 12 completions on 15 passing attempts for 2 TD's and 1
Int. On the ground, the Tigers leading rusher continued to dominate with 151
yards and 2 scores on 30 carries
|11/26 @ Alabama
||In Auburn's regular season finale, they faced a #11 ranked Alabama squad
intent on derailing Auburn's national championship homes and Newton's
Heisman chase. And with a 24-0 lead late into the first half, it looked like Bama's
mission was on track. However and effective Cam Newton and a determined
defense foiled the Tide in the Iron Bowl with a 28-27 comeback win. Newton
completed 13 of 20 passes for 216 yards and 3 TD's. He also notched 39 yards
and 1 score on 22 carries.
|12/4 vs South Carolina
SEC Title Game
|in a 56-17 conference winning blowout of South Carolina, Newton added some
added Heisman candidate bonus points with another stellar performance. The
Auburn passer completed 17 of 28 passes for 335 yards and 4 TD's. Newton
also added 73 yards and 2 TD's on 14 carries.
|Cam Newton 2010 Final Stats Through the SEC Championship Game.
Pass: 165 of 246 attempts, 2,589 yards, Comp % 67.1, TD 28, Int's 6, QB Ratin 188.2
Rush: 242 carries for 1,409 yards, (5.8 YPC) for 20 TD's.
Rec: 2 receptions for 42 yards and 1 TD.