What coach Gus Malzahn said after 27-24 Auburn loss in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. — Auburn walked into Tiger Stadium on Saturday not having won inside since 1999. And at first everything seemed to be going the visitors way.

Gus Malzahn’s team jumped out to a 10-0 lead after a Daniel Carlson kick field goal and Will Hastings scored Auburn’s first first-half touchdown in ten years.

The visitors added one more touchdown, making it 17-0 in the first quarter. It looked as thought it would be a long day for LSU. Then the energy suddenly shifted and the home team stumbled on some momentum. LSU scored two touchdowns before halftime and headed to its locker room in the depths of Death Valley with some momentum.

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After weeks of steadily improving, Auburn’s offense struggled to move much in the second half — particularly when it needed to most in the fourth quarter. Kevin Steele’s defense looked worn down instead of dominant and Auburn was outscored 13-0 in the fourth quarter.

Follow along here to see what Malzahn said about Auburn’s disappointing loss in Baton Rouge.

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