Joe Burrow ran seven yards for a touchdown on a fourth quarter quarterback draw, and second ranked LSU held off 9th ranked Auburn, 23-20 Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. Auburn’s last win at Tiger Stadium was 1999.
LSU, 8-0, was held to their lowest point total of the season, despite Joe Burrow completing 32 of 42 passes for 321 yards. He was sacked three times.
“This is wasn’t the prettiest game, but our defense, after we took the lead, held them to six straight punts,” said head coach Ed Orgeron. Here’s a report from WGNO Sports.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 26 times for 136 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow completed a 20 yard TD pass to Terrace Marshall and freshman Cade York booted a 20 yard field goal with 33 seconds to play in the half.
Auburn scored its only TD of the first half on a one yard fourth down sneak by quarterback Patrick Nix.
LSU had 508 total yards Auburn was held to 287.