​The LSU Tigers played spoilers on Saturday as they defeated the No. 10 Auburn Tigers 27-23.

At one point in the game, Auburn found themselves with a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter, thanks to a 49-yard touchdown reception from Will Hastings, a four-yard touchdown run from Kerryon Johnson and two field goals from kicker Daniel Carlson. 

That is when coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers stepped up their game in a huge way. 


LSU would pull out all the stops, getting on the board with a one-yard touchdown run from wide receiver Stephen Sullivan. Auburn then connected on a field goal to take a 23-7 lead.

That kick would prove to be the last points that Auburn would put on the board, as LSU would score 20 unanswered points to take the lead that they would not relinquish. It all started with a 14-yard touchdown pass from QB Danny Etling to receiver Russell Gage.

​​LSU would follow that up with a 75-yard punt return from receiver D.J. Chark for a touchdown, to pull them within two of Auburn.


Down 23-21, LSU would take the lead after a 42-yard field goal from kicker Connor Culp with 2:41 remaining in the game. 

With Auburn getting the ball back and finding themselves in a 4th-and-10 situation, head coach Guz Malzahn decided to go for it. Unfortunately for him, QB Jarrett Stidham's pass was broken up down the field, giving LSU the ball back with 1:38.

LSU would take the clock down to the 38 second mark and kick another field goal to give themselves a 27-23 lead.

For LSU, this is a victory that they will cherish this season, especially when taking a ranked division rival back to reality. 

For Auburn, this is a terrible loss.