Auburn football had one of its weirdest wins of all time against LSU last season. Now, Gus Malzahn’s Tigers are looking for any win they can get in Death Valley, a place where the program hasn’t been successful in the last 18 years.
No. 10 Auburn (5-1, 3-0 SEC) is on a roll heading into Baton Rouge, where it faces Ed Orgeron and LSU (4-2, 1-1 SEC). LSU knocked off Florida on the road last week, and it will want to atone for its last home game — a loss at the hands of Sun Belt program Troy.
Auburn defeated LSU, 18-13, last season behind 6 field goals from Daniel Carlson. The kicker from Colorado will probably get more help this time around, though, as the Tigers have scored at least 44 points in each of their last three wins.
Auburn-LSU football live updates, score
FOURTH QUARTER: LSU 27, Auburn 23
LSU 27, Auburn 23 (0:38): LSU puts a field goal through the uprights to make it a four-point game. Auburn has just a little more than half a minute to pull off a touchdown miracle. This has been a total meltdown by the Tigers offensively down the stretch. Can they correct it?
LSU 24, Auburn 23 (1:29 4Q): Auburn uses both of its timeouts on first and second down. Third and long to go. LSU will run it and try to burn as much clock as possible. If Auburn does, indeed, get the ball back, the Tigers won’t have much time to score.
LSU 24, Auburn 23 (1:49 4Q): Interesting decision. Gus Malzahn elects to call a timeout on fourth-and-10 and go for it. Auburn doesn’t convert the fourth-down try. LSU takes over on downs. There’s 1:38 to play. Auburn only has two timeouts.
LSU 24, Auburn 23 (2:36 4Q): The Baton Rouge demons are back. LSU takes a 1-point lead with less than three minutes to play in this one. Field goal right down the pipe. Auburn trails for the first time in the game, but the Tigers have all three timeouts and one possession to score.
Auburn 23, LSU 21 (4:22 4Q): LSU has worked its way into field-goal range. Its kicking game isn’t as sharp or comfortable as Ed Oregeron would like it to be, hence the decision to pass up a 53-yard field goal earlier in the quarter.
Auburn 23, LSU 21 (6:40 4Q): LSU played the field-position game, and it paid off. Pinned Auburn deep and held them to a three-and-out. LSU takes over in Auburn territory only trailing by two points.
Auburn 23, LSU 21 (14:33 4Q): This is where things get interesting. D.J. Chark has been at the forefront of each of the last two Auburn-LSU matchups. The LSU wide receiver takes a punt 75 yards to the house. Momentum is certainly on the home side now. This thing is within a field goal.
END OF 3rd: Auburn 23, LSU 14
Offense was placed on the back burner to start the second half. The defensive struggle many predicted coming in came to fruition in the third quarter. Neither team scored. Auburn has the ball to start the fourth quarter, holding onto its 9-point lead on the road.
HALFTIME: Auburn 23, LSU 14
Auburn 23, LSU 14 (0:32 2Q): Da-na-na, da-na-na. Big-time play by LSU wide receiver Russell Gage with time winding down in the first half. He lays out and secures the catches. It doesn’t even need a review. Quite a play to cut it to single digits shortly before the half.
Auburn 23, LSU 7 (2:16 2Q): Methodical drive from Auburn. Jarrett Stidham mixes it up with Ryan Davis and Eli Stove. Kerryon Johnson continues to run with ease. He’s averaging 5.8 yards per carry. But Auburn settles yet again. It’s a 26-yard Daniel Carlson field goal.
Auburn 20, LSU 7 (9:19 2Q): LSU needed that one on fourth down. After a sturdy goal line stand by Auburn — following a huge LSU run on an end-around — LSU scored a a tricky fourth-down conversion. Auburn’s defensive has been stout aside from the long receiver run on that play and the blown coverage that ultimately resulted in an LSU fumble in the first half. LSU still alive.
Auburn 20, LSU 0 (12:50 2Q): Auburn fans are likely slightly more accepting of settling for field goals when the Tigers sprinkle a couple touchdowns in between. Carlson nails a 48-yard fields goal. Despite stalling out, Jarrett Stidham drop a DIME to Darius Slayton who is impressively sure-handed along the sideline. Kerryon Johnson is having his way. Auburn up 20 in short order.
END OF 1st: Auburn 17, LSU 0
Auburn 17, LSU 0 (3:30 1Q): Ryan Davis in open space is special, to say the least. His 52-yard pickup sets the Tigers up for a Kerryon Johnson touchdown out of the Wildcat. That’s his 13th rushing touchdown of the season. He’s looked nearly unstoppable early on here. Auburn is absolutely cruising.
Auburn 10, LSU 0 (11:31 1Q): Almost an identical touchdown to a touchdown against Mississippi State. Jarrett Stidham finds Will Hastings on a 49-yard deep ball for an easy touchdown on the second play after the turnover. This is exactly the start Auburn wanted.
Auburn 3, LSU 0 (13:07 1Q): Get your Daniel Carlson against LSU jokes ready early. The Auburn field goal kicker opens up scoring with a field goal after accounting for all 18 of Auburn’s points a season ago. Sal Cannella had a nifty one-handed catch. Kerryon Johnson looks eager and healthy. But the Tigers stall out and settle for a field goal.
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Auburn-LSU football game time, details
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
- Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
- Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
- Line: Auburn by 6.5
What TV channel is Auburn-LSU football on?
CBS is broadcasting this game between Auburn and LSU.
Who is calling the Auburn-LSU football game?
Brad Nessler is the play-by-play announcer, Gary Danielson is the color commentator and Allie LaForce is the sideline reporter for the Auburn-LSU game on CBS.
How can I watch Auburn-LSU football online?
You can stream the Auburn and LSU game on the SEC on the CBS website.
How can I listen to Auburn-LSU football on the radio?
You can listen to the Auburn Sports Network call of the Auburn and LSU game with Rod Bramblett, Stan White and Ronnie Brown. Locally in Auburn, the broadcast is on 93.9 FM. The Auburn Sports Network also offers a stream on AuburnTigers.com and the TuneIn app.
Auburn-LSU football preview
- It’s been a while: Auburn hasn’t beaten LSU in Baton Rouge since 1999, when the orange-and-blue Tigers came out with a 41-7 beatdown in Tommy Tuberville’s first season. Tuberville never got another win in Death Valley, and victories also eluded Gene Chizik. Auburn lost its only SEC game in 2013 at LSU and was defeated 45-21 in 2015.
- 60 in 30: Auburn has beaten three straight SEC opponents by at least 20 points each for the first time since 1987.
- The touchdown champ: Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson leads the FBS in rushing touchdowns with 12. He missed two games due to injury, and all but one of his scores have come in the last three contests.
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