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No. 15 LSU vs. No. 5 Auburn: Halftime Notes

In the clash of Tigers, it's Auburn who is standing tall after the first 30 minutes.

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~ Holy offense. The Auburn Tigers scored 31 points in the first 30 minutes of the ball game on seven possessions, punting just two times thus far in the game. It's the second highest point total they have had this year in the first half, trailing the 38 points they put up against the San Jose State Spartans.

~ Nick Marshall has been as dynamic a player as you could ask for if you're a Tiger fan. The senior quarterback has tossed two touchdowns and rushed for two more touchdowns, bringing his total in the first half to four. His first touchdown pass of the game came after a beautiful catch by wide receiver Sammie Coates, and the second to tight end C.J. Uzomahwho paid tribute to the late Philip Lutzenkirchen, a former Tiger tight end who tragically passed away in June. Marshall has 182 yards through the air on a completion percentage of 75 percent, and has gained 81 yards on the ground, a team high.

~ Cameron Artis-Payne has been shifty so far in the rushing department, gaining 75 yards on 13 carries. He only trails Marshall for the team lead thus far in this contest. Sammie Coates, meanwhile, has 123 receiving yards on just three catches. 41 yards per catch is pretty good.

~ The LSU Tigers, meanwhile, has looked flustered on the run, through the air, and on defense. It hasn't been pretty, other than a connection from quarterback Brandon Harris to wide receiver Malachi Dupre. Kenny Hilliard is the only Tiger with a touchdown so far, a one-yard punch in set up by the Dupre 52-yard reception.

~ It's the largest halftime deficit for a Les Miles coached team, per ESPN, and the most points let up through one half of play as well.