Auburn races to 56-7 halftime lead vs. Purdue to set bowl record

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Slayton's 34-yd TD sets Auburn's bowl game record for 1st-half points (0:58)

Auburn breaks its all time bowl game record for points in a half as Jarrett Stidham finds Darius Slayton for a 34-yard touchdown. (0:58)

Jarrett Stidham threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns -- in the first half -- as the Auburn Tigers jumped out to a 56-7 lead over the Purdue Boilermakers to set the record for most points scored in any half of a bowl game.

Stidham threw for a fifth touchdown early in the third quarter as the Tigers finished off a 63-14 victory over the Boilermakers in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

The previous high for a half was held by West Virginia, which scored 49 points in the first half of a 70-33 rout of Clemson in the 2012 Orange Bowl.

The Tigers' 56 points were the most in any half in school history. The previous record was 49 in the first half against Chattanooga in 1995.

The record for most points scored in a bowl game continues to be 70, held by West Virginia (2012) and Army, which routed Houston 70-14 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 22.

ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this report.