It was one other hard-fought battle, however LSU as soon as once more got here away with a top-10 victory Saturday, this time over No. 9 Auburn in Tiger Stadium.
The Bayou Bengals’ 23-20 win featured efficient play by their protection — they usually wanted it to be efficient, contemplating how Auburn’s protection saved LSU’s offense off the board on a number of events.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was his regular environment friendly self, finishing 32 of 42 passes for 321 yards with a landing and an interception and speeding for 31 yards and one other rating. He received loads of help from working again Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who rushed 26 occasions for 136 yards and a rating.
Conversely, Auburn freshman quarterback Bo Nix struggled, finishing 15 of 35 passes for 157 yards with one landing and one interception. Freshman working again D.J. Williams hit a number of home-run performs and completed the day with 130 yards on 13 carries, however an total incapability to maneuver the ball in the end price the visiting Tigers (6-2, 3-2) a win.
LSU (8-0, 4-Zero SEC) has now overwhelmed Auburn, Florida and Texas when these faculties had been ranked within the high 10. Its subsequent opponent shall be No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 9 in Tuscaloosa.
Try Sporting Information’ updates and highlights from this large SEC West showdown:
Auburn vs. LSU rating
Auburn vs. LSU scoring performs
8:39: Auburn kicker Anders Carlson hits 30-yard discipline objective (3-Zero Auburn)
12:29: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow 20-yard landing move to Terrace Marshall Jr. (7-Three LSU)
3:05: Auburn quarterback Bo Nix 1-yard landing run (10-7 Auburn)
0:33 LSU kicker Cade York hits 19-yard discipline objective (Auburn 10, LSU 10)
11:46: Auburn kicker Anders Carlson hits 23-yard discipline objective (13-10 Auburn)
4:58: LSU working again Clyde Edwards-Helaire 6-yard landing run (16-10 LSU) (PAT no good)
13:29: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow 7-yard landing run (23-13 LSU)
2:36: Auburn quarterback Bo Nix 5-yard landing move to Seth Williams (23-20 LSU)
Auburn vs. LSU updates, highlights
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Ultimate: LSU 23, Auburn 20
7:36 p.m.: Ultimate stats from Baton Rouge:
7:31 p.m.: LSU winding down the clock. … And that’ll do it. Ultimate play is a kneel-down.
7:29 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire will get a first-down run, however LSU known as for holding.
7:27 p.m.: Auburn almost will get the following onside kick, but it surely seems like LSU jumped on it. That is a game-saving dive proper there.
7:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Nix hits Seth Williams from the 5-yard line to make it a one-possession sport! It isn’t over but with 2:32 remaining. It is 23-20 LSU.
7:23 p.m.: Nix hits Seth Williams for 16 yards to the LSU 20. A play later, LSU known as for move interference ultimately zone. Derek Stingley Jr. is now down ultimately zone — one other doubtlessly large hit to LSU’s secondary.
7:20 p.m.: And Auburn forces the three-and-out. Auburn takes over at LSU’s 49 with 3:26 remaining. It is in in four-down territory for the remainder of the sport.
7:17 p.m.: Auburn pressured to punt on fourth-and-24. LSU has it at its personal 4-yard line with 4:26 remaining, however Auburn must pressure a three-and-out to maintain its hopes alive.
7:16 p.m.: Uh-oh. LSU security Grant Delpit wanted to be helped off the sphere.
7:15 p.m.: A 27-yard move to D.J. Williams is negated by a block within the again. Auburn now has it second-and-24 at Auburn’s 42
7:13 p.m.: Wow! Nix seems to throw it away, however Seth Williams pulls it down for a 34-yard achieve to the LSU 44!
7:10 p.m.: Auburn will get a primary down at its personal 27. Have to get a drive right here to maintain this shut.
7:06 p.m.: And there is a three-and-out for LSU. Auburn will get the ball again with 7:34 remaining — not precisely an unbelievable period of time for a comeback.
7:04 p.m.: Auburn is pressured to punt, giving LSU the ball at its 22-yard line.
7:02 p.m.: Auburn makes an attempt an end-around flea-flicker at its 49-yard line, however LSU sniffs it out and forces Nix into intentional grounding. LSU clamping down on Auburn late right here.
6:52 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire breaks one other massive run exterior for 26 yards. Provides LSU some respiratory room on the 32-yard line.
6:49 p.m.: So far as drives that finish round midfield go, Auburn simply had one of many extra eventful ones. A private foul penalty and a holding penalty on what would’ve been a giant kickoff return, a move interference penalty negating a possible interception and a foul snap for a lack of 20. LSU will get the ball again, up 10 with about 11 minutes to play.
6:47 p.m.: That is worthy of some eyes emojis.
6:40 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Burrow on a 7-yard keeper, straightforward as you want. Auburn wants a solution.
Third quarter: LSU 16, Auburn 13
6:31 p.m.: Auburn seems prefer it’s in hassle on the finish of the fourth quarter. LSU is driving, and Auburn’s offense has had nothing going of late.
6:27 p.m.: Auburn has gone 2 yards on its final Three drives mixed. One other three-and-out.
6:21 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. LSU’s protection pressured Auburn to punt from its personal finish zone once more, and this time the offense takes benefit of the nice discipline place. 4 runs from Edwards-Helaire, and LSU has the lead once more, although a missed PAT retains the benefit at three factors. Tigers lead, 16-13.
6:16 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, Auburn. A harmful throw from Burrow is picked off close to the objective line.
6:13 p.m.: LSU now has the ball at Auburn’s 38 after the protection forces a three-and-out.
6:10 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, LSU. What a goal-line stand by Auburn! LSU had a recent set of downs from Auburn’s Three and received stuffed on every of the following 4 performs. Large play by Auburn’s protection.
6:07 p.m.: Burrow noticed Ja’Marr Chase in one-on-one protection and made Auburn pay for it. LSU is driving first-and-goal on the Auburn 6 after a 45-yard connection.
6:03 p.m.: Edwards-Helaire has it for 13 yards on the primary play of the drive. In the meantime, Auburn linebacker Okay.J. Britt is down on the sphere.
6:01 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN. The LSU protection holds robust from inside its 10-yard line. Auburn settles for the go-ahead discipline objective. It is 13-10 Auburn.
5:56 p.m.: Williams with ANOTHER large run, this one for 70 yards! Auburn has first-and-goal from LSU’s 9-yard line. Williams now has 123 yards on eight carries!
5:52 p.m.: LSU’s offensive possession ends at its 46. Auburn will take over at its 21-yard line after the 43-yard punt.
5:51 p.m.: LSU losing no time; Tigers already out previous the 40 after a few performs.
5:50 p.m.: LSU takes over at its 25 to begin the half. Right here we go.
Halftime: Auburn 10, LSU 10
5:28 p.m.: Stats heading into halftime:
5:27 p.m.: TURNOVER, AUBURN. And Stingley makes up for the fumbled punt by intercepting the ball on the LSU 2 to maintain Auburn from scoring! The groups will head into halftime with a 10-10 tie.
5:26 p.m.: Uh-oh! Auburn breaks out a easy draw play and freshman working again D.J. Williams takes it 41 yards to the LSU 32.
5:24 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, LSU. Orgeron opts to ship the sphere objective unit out, and Cade York squeezes it inside the fitting objective submit. It is tied 10-10 with 33 seconds remaining.
5:22 p.m.: LSU faces fourth-and-1 from the Auburn 2 with 38 seconds left. LSU tried a fourth-down try earlier within the sport and failed. May take the sphere objective and take a 10-10 tie into halftime.
5:15 p.m.: LSU driving inside discipline objective vary with 1:20 remaining within the half. Extra importantly, Auburn D-lineman Marlon Davidson is down on the sphere.
5:12 p.m.: Burrow hits Edwards-Helaire for a 14-yard achieve out of the backfield to begin the drive. LSU most likely want to rating with none time left on the clock earlier than halftime.
5:06 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AUBURN. Nix will get in on the QB sneak from inches out. Had a LOT of assist from his working backs pushing him from behind. Regardless, it is 10-7 Auburn with 3:06 remaining within the half.
5:04 p.m.: Fourth-and-goal from the inch-yard line upcoming, doubtlessly. Play may be below evaluate.
5:03 p.m.: Couple of Wildcat performs get Auburn to the 1-yard line for a third-and-goal try.
5:02 p.m.: Auburn converts on third-and-Three from the 15. Tigers driving now at LSU’s 9. Might actually use a rating right here.
5 p.m.: TURNOVER, LSU. The play stands as known as on the sphere. Auburn takes over at LSU’s 22-yard line.
4:59 p.m.: Derek Stingley Jr. fumbles the following punt the place it is recovered by Auburn, however replay is checking to see if Stingley’s knee was down whereas he had possession. If that’s the case it is LSU’s ball at its 22-yard line.
4:57 p.m.: Auburn having some great problem transferring the ball. Went backward on two performs and received a pleasant achieve on third down that was nonetheless in need of the first-down marker. Punt upcoming.
4:54 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, LSU. Burrow makes an attempt a QB sneak for the first-down conversion, however received nearly no push up entrance because of the slick discipline. That is a turnover on downs.
4:52 p.m.: LSU’s Burrow makes an attempt a keeper on third-and-1 from the Auburn 29. Selection upcoming for Ed Orgeron to go for the lengthy discipline objective or the fourth-down try.
4:51 p.m.: Derrick Brown down on the final play. He’d be a giant loss on that Auburn entrance. Seems to be like he might have had his eye poked.
4:47 p.m.: LSU transferring the ball into Auburn territory with a few massive performs and premature penalties by the Tiger protection.
4:41 p.m.: Auburn cannot overcome the large loss on first down, and punts it away. LSU will take over at its 28.
4:39 p.m.: Bo Nix bobbles the snap on the following drive and is pressured to throw it within the filth to keep away from the sack. Officers rule it an intentional grounding, nonetheless, so it is second-and-19 on the 16-yard line.
4:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, LSU. Burrow was on hearth in the previous few performs of that drive. He caps the drive with a 20-yard landing within the nook to Terrace Marshall Jr. It is 7-Three LSU.
4:32 p.m.: Burrow will get LSU throughout midfield with two massive completions to Ja’Marr Chase of 19 and 27 yards. LSU is driving at Auburn’s 20.
4:30 p.m.: LSU’s Joe Burrow will get the primary down with a 14-yard scramble on third-and-12, however pays dearly for it. He’s SMACKED out of bounds however will get again up instantly.
First quarter: Auburn 3, LSU 0
4:25 p.m.: A defensive slugfest right here early: Auburn has 78 yards to LSU’s 47 by means of one quarter.
4:24 p.m.: Derrick Brown shoves LSU’s offensive lineman into Burrow for a sack. That’s some power. LSU has it second-and-19 at its 2.
4:23 p.m.: Auburn will get an 8-yard achieve on third down, however the penalty retains them from getting first-down yardage. Auburn punts it 49 yards to provide LSU the ball at its 11.
4:22 p.m.: Auburn has a false begin out of a timeout. That makes it third-and-11. Not nice.
4:19 p.m.: And Shaun Shivers begins Auburn’s subsequent drive with a 14-yard run to Auburn’s 34.
4:17 p.m.: LSU drove as deep as Auburn’s 29, however went 11 yards again with a sack and false begin penalty. The Tigers ended up punting 34 yards for a touchback (good luck for Auburn).
4:15 p.m.: LSU driving at Auburn’s 29, however offers up a 6-yard sack — the Tigers’ second of the day — in opposition to Okay.J. Britt. Tigers backed as much as Auburn’s 35 now.
4:13 p.m.: LSU getting some success transferring the ball now.
4:11 p.m.: And Clyde Edwards-Helaire will get LSU its first first down of the sport with a 10-yard run on third-and-1. LSU driving at its 44.
4:06 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AUBURN . The Tigers received as far deep because the 7-yard line, however a false begin despatched them again to the 12, the place Nix misses a move ultimately zone. Anders Carlson hits the 30-yard discipline objective, nonetheless, to cap Auburn’s 14-play drive. It is 3-Zero Auburn.
4:01 p.m.: Bo Nix with a pleasant 10-yard move to Seth Williams for the third-and-five conversion. Auburn driving at LSU’s 17.
3:56 p.m.: LSU linebacker Patrick Queen known as for move interference two performs later. Auburn has it first-and-10 from the LSU 33.
3:56 p.m.: Good play name by Gus Malzahn. Nix hits Anthony Schwartz on the beneath route on 3-and-14, and he goes 17 yards for the primary down.
3:47 p.m.: You do not see that always. Burrow had Chase open on the slant however threw it behind him. Three-and-out for LSU.
3:46 p.m.: And LSU’s first offensive play from scrimmage is a 1-yard sack on Burrow by Owen Pappoe. May see that a bit bit right this moment in opposition to that entrance seven.
3:44 p.m.: Of word: This unsportsmanlike penalty pinned LSU deep in its personal territory.
3:42 p.m.: Bo Nix hits Eli Range for an 11-yard achieve on the primary play however fails to maneuver the ball a lot additional after that. Auburn punt upcoming.
3:39 p.m.: And Auburn will begin the sport off at its personal 25.