The Auburn Tigers found themselves too far behind to catch up on Saturday after taking on LSU in Baton Rouge.
On their first possession, Auburn reached the LSU 41-yard line but a fumble stopped their drive short. LSU took possession and found the endzone in three plays. The bulk of the distance was covered when LSU's Jeremy Hill broke through the Auburn defense for a 49-yard rush for the score. Colby Delahoussaye kicked the extra point.
Another fumble by Auburn helped LSU to boost their score. Following the first LSU touchdown, Auburn found themselves punting at 4th and 9 from their own 26. Punter Steven Clark fumbled the snap, recovered it and was tackled at the Auburn 10-yard line. LSU took possession and scored on their next play with a 10-yard rush by Jeremy Hill.
The only score in the second quarter also belonged to LSU. They managed to cover 73 yards in 4 plays, including a 54-yard rush by Jeremy Hill. J.C. Copeland grabbed the score with a 1-yard rush. The extra point brought the score to 21-0.
After halftime, Auburn got their chance to score. Jermaine Whitehead snagged an interception off of a Zach Mettenberger pass at the 50-yard line. The Auburn team then put their weight behind a 7-play drive to cover the remaining 50 yards. Tre Mason made the touchdown with a 2-yard rush at the 12:39 mark in the 3rd. Cody Parkey's extra point was good.
LSU took possession of the ball and answered with a 7-play drive and touchdown of their own. The drive covered 75 yards and included Travis Dickson gaining 45 yards with a Mettenberger pass. Jeremy Hill grabbed the touchdown again with a 6-yard rush. Delahoussaye's extra point brought the score to 28-7.
Auburn returned to the endzone before the 3rd quarter ended. After downing LSU at the Auburn 6-yard line, the Auburn offense pushed the 94 yards to the score. The 10-play drive saw a big play from Auburn's Sammie Coates as he took a Nick Marshall pass 54 yards to the LSU 1-yard line. A couple of penalties pushed Auburn back where they were facing 2nd and 9, but two rushes by Trey Mason covered the distance to the goal. Mason crossed the goal line on a 2-yard rush. Cody Parkey kicked the extra point.
LSU again followed up Auburn's score with their own touchdown. In 7 plays, LSU covered 81 yards. The big play of the drive was also the scoring play with Mettenberger passing to Jarvis Landry for 32 yards. Delahoussaye's extra point put the score at 35-14.
Auburn was not through scoring, yet. A 10-play drive covered 88 yards for Auburn and tightened the score up a bit. Mirroring the long pass from earlier, Sammy Coates gained 42-yards on a pass while in double coverage. Cameron Artis-Payne made the touchdown with a 12-yard rush for the touchdown with 6:33 remaining in the game. The extra point set the score at 35-21. Despite several strong attempts, Auburn was not able to get any more points on the board.
Next week, Auburn takes a bye week before hosting Ole Miss on October 5. Kickoff time has not yet been announced.
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