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LSU vs Auburn recap: LSU makes a second half comeback to beat Auburn, 27-23

LSU claims the No. 2 spot in the SEC West.

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The Auburn Tigers started out swiftly with scoring in the first half but couldn’t hold on their lead against LSU.

The LSU Tigers fought their way back in the second half against a tough Auburn defense who only held the LSU running backs to 157 yards on the ground. Both Derrius Guice and Russell Gage both rushed for 71 yards a piece. Danny Etling completed over 50 percent of his passes for 206 yards and one touchdown.

Thanks to DJ Chark, LSU was brought back to life at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Chark ran a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown to close the gap to 23-21. Chark had five receptions for 150 yards. Then, Connor Culp kicked two field goals of 42 and 38 yards to tie the game and seal the win.

It wasn’t an easy task for Auburn to say the least. The offense started out great against the LSU defense. Kerryon Johnson carried the bulk of the rushing yards with 31 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham couldn’t quite get it together in the second half. In the game, he completed nine-of-26 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown.

LSU has solidified the No. 2 spot in the SEC West as of right now. Both teams still have to face Alabama for that number one spot.