The Auburn Tigers kicked off the Hugh Freeze era with a dominant 59-14 win over the UMass Minutemen. It was also the debut of new quarterback Payton Thorne, and Robby Ashford put up big numbers on the ground. The Tigers scored on six of their first seven possessions. Most of the second half saw backups from both teams. Auburn now has a long road trip out to California this Saturday when they face the Cal Bears for the first time ever.