Auburn can't get out of early hole, falls to LSU
September 19, 2015
 
Auburn Tigers
 
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
F
 (18) Auburn Tigers
0
0
14
7
21
 (13) LSU
14
10
14
7
45
 
 
 Quick Stats

AU
LSU
 Total Plays
56
65
 1st Downs
16
20
     3rd down efficiency
3-10
6-11
     4th down efficiency
1-1
0-0
 Total Yards
243
485
 Passing Yards
83
74
     Comp-Att
11/19
12/17
     Yards per pass
3.6
4.4
 Rushing Yards
160
411
     Rushing attempts
37
48
     Yards per rush
4.3
8.6
 Penalties-Yards
4-26
5-43
 Turnovers
2
0
     Fumbles lost
1
0
     Interceptions thrown
1
0
 Time of Possession
26:23
33:37
 
 Stat Leaders
 Passing
C-Att
Yds
TD
Int
 AU - Johnson
11/19
100
2
1
 LSU - Harris
12/17
74
1
0
 Rushing
Car
Yds
TD
Long
 AU - Johnson
12
41
1
65
 LSU - Fournette
19
228
3
71
 Receiving
Rec
Yds
TD
Long
 AU - Thomas
2
36
0
20
 LSU - Dural
4
27
0
11
 
 2015 Schedule
09/05
W
 (6) Auburn 31, Louisville 24
09/12
W
 (6) Auburn 27, JSU 20 (OT)
09/19
L
 (18) Auburn 21, (13) LSU 45
09/26
-
 (18) Auburn vs. Miss. State
10/03
-
 (18) Auburn vs. San Jose State
10/15
-
 (18) Auburn @ Kentucky
10/24
-
 (18) Auburn @ (18) Arkansas
10/31
-
 (18) Auburn vs. (17) Ole Miss
11/07
-
 (18) Auburn @ Texas A&M
11/14
-
 (18) Auburn vs. (9) Georgia
11/21
-
 (18) Auburn vs. Idaho
11/28
-
 (18) Auburn vs. (3) Alabama
   

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Auburn didn't have an answer for LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who trumped a comeback bid that started from way back Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

The big running back rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns, and was the engine that carried LSU over Auburn 45-21.

Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson ran for a touchdown and threw for two more, but it wasn't enough to overcome LSU's 24-0 halftime advantage.

Auburn came out with some life to start the second half. Johnson raced 65 yards straight up the middle for a touchdown early in the third quarter. It was the longest TD run by an Auburn quarterback since Cam Newton scored on a 71-yard run in 2010.

But Fournette was strong early, going 29 yards for a touchdown to go over 200 yards on the day for a 31-7 lead with 10:56 left in the third quarter. Later, Johnson threw a 9-yard TD pass to Melvin Ray to cut it to 38-14 and then a 10-yard touchdown pass to Duke Williams.

Auburn fell to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the SEC heading into next Saturday's home game against Mississippi State. LSU improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.

Fournette didn't waste time letting his intentions known. He raced 71 yards on the first offensive play of the game and had 169 rushing yards by halftime. LSU led 24-0 by then behind Fournette and quarterback Brandon Harris, who had 63 rushing yards in the first half.

LSU had the ball 8½ more minutes in the first half.


 

 

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