Senior Day to Remember for Chris Todd

Quarterback Chris Todd put on an impressive passing performance in Auburn's victory over Furman.

Auburn, Ala.--Chris Todd started hot and never cooled off as he put his name in the Auburn football record book with his passing exploits vs. Furman.

The senior quarterback completed 17-18 passes for 256 yards in the first two quarters and then watched from the sidelines as the Tigers cruised to a 63-31 Homecoming victory over the Paladins.

"The biggest thing is our line really came out and did a really good job today," Todd said. "It really gave us time to do a lot of stuff and allowed our receivers time to get out there and run their routes and stuff. They really presented themselves and got themselves open and we really ran the ball well, too. It really started up front."

Todd completed his first 14 passes before an incompletion on a pass to Kodi Burns that Burns just missed catching. His completion percentage of 94.4 percent is the best in school history for a quarterback who threw at least 15 passes.

"We really focused on coming out and having a good start to the game," Todd said. "We wanted to come out and be solid."

At the half when Todd's day ended, the Tigers were ahead 42-3 and had picked up 414 total yards to 59 for Furman. He watched the rest of the game from the sideline.

"I think it was a really good opportunity for a lot of guys to get out there and play," said Todd, who added that he thought his backup, Neil Caudle, did a good job of leading the offense. Caudle didn't throw a touchdown pass, but hit 10-12 passes for 117 yards.

Prior to the game, Todd was honored along with the other seniors and said he will remember Saturday as a "special day" because earning a degree from Auburn, something he did over the summer, means a lot to the senior from Elizabethtown, Ky.

Soon after senior ceremony ended he hooked up with Darvin Adams for three touchdown passes and hit Mario Fannin for another. The QB now has 17 touchdown passes this season, which is just three short of the single-season school record shared by Pat Sullivan and Jason Campbell.


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