The toss capped a 13-play, 78-yard, 7-minute and 33-second march by LSU, emblematic of an Auburn defense that has struggled to handle LSU’s ground-and-pound offense without star pass rusher Carl Lawson.
Theyll have to if theyre going to have a chance to beat No. 13 LSU at Tiger Stadium on Saturday much less contend in the Southeastern Conference as many predicted.
All four teams are ranked in the top-20 according to the Associated Press Top 25.
Fournette had the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career last week vs. Mississippi State. Mangum’s game-winning heaves has BYU at 2-0 and with a win over the Bruins, the Cougars’ game next week against Michigan might be the toughest test they’ll face the rest of the season.
Auburn has quite a few concerns surrounding them heading into this game and are looking to prove that last week was a fluke. The home team has taken 13 of the last 15 meetings between the teams.2. “So, that’s what we’re doing”, said Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn. Fans cheer as the LSU football walks down Victory Hill for the game Saturday, September 19, 2015, in Tiger Stadium. In his absence, Auburn’s defense struggled against FCS team Jacksonville State, surrendering 438 yards of total offense before rallying to win in overtime. The sophomore rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns against Mississippi State. Auburn took over at the JSU 31. Auburn plummeted in the polls from #6 to #18 after the near upset. “But, this is a team that has that kind of talent”, said LSU head coach Les Miles.
2nd: (2:10) LSU’s L. Fournette runs for 40 yards for a TD.
A win for Auburn would be their first at LSU since 1999.
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-3 – Auburn’s turnover margin. And LSU is only favored by 7? Auburn is 11/23 on third and fourth down conversions, and opponents are 20/38.
The loss is a major one for the Tigers.
Johnson was always going to have a hard time attempting to fill the sizable shoes of Nick Marshall, but in spot duty last season he provided ample reason for promise. Remember when the media said that Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson was going to win the Heisman even though he’d only had 30 minutes of meaningful playing time? The defense has to improve as they’re giving up 22 points in their first two games and 421.5 yards per game.
Overall, LSU outgained Auburn 307-70 in the half. The running back made one memorable play after another to lead a quick scoring drive.
Fournette averaged 5.7 yards a carry as the Tigers racked up 266 rushing yards in the victory. Ricardo Louis and Roc Thomas have combined for more than 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns while D’haquille Williams has five receptions. Johnson hit Melvin Ray for a 9-yard touchdown.
Obviously this game is one of the best of the weekend in college football and could go either way.
The biggest challenge for Auburn will be trying to stop LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson’s 56-yard field goal against Louisville is the longest in the FBS this season.