Posted by Chip Patterson
In case you haven't heard: Cam Newton is heck of a football player.
At halftime against Louisiana-Monroe, Newton has completed 11 of 14 passes for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns. One of those scores, a 94 yard bomb to Emory Blake, was the longest pass play in school history. The ULM defense has had no answer for the Tigers, giving up 112 yards on the ground as well to bring the total to a whopping 343 yards of total offense.
Auburn's defense, on the other hand, has completely stymied any plans of a ULM rushing attack. The big defensive line, anchored by junior Nick Fairley, has dominated the line of scrimmage and have been getting after ULM quarterback Kolton Browning all day.
Newton will likely get pulled at some point in the second half if things continue the way they have started, but his performance should be enough to add to his growing Heisman buzz.