The annual Auburn-LSU showdown lived up to the hype last night, as redshirt freshman QB Jarrett Lee found Brandon LaFell with an 18-yard touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining. That strike proved to be the difference, as the sixth ranked Tigers pulled out a tough road win, and now have dreams of a national title dancing inside Les Miles's dome. The win by LSU snapped Auburn’s streak of six straight victories at Jordan-Hare Stadium against Top 10 teams. With the winner of the Auburn-LSU game having gone on to take the SEC West title in six of the past eight seasons, this was obviously a biggie.
"We have all seen Jarrett throw and play, and just getting him comfortable on the field and with the calls – that was really the issue," Miles said Saturday night. "You watch him out there and you could see that he was having a lot of fun. He certainly plays and enjoyed the competitive times."
LSU didn't just use an aerial assault to win, their running game was on point as well. Charles Scott, the 233-pound running back, bruised Auburn defenders as he rushed for 132 yards. Scott became the first LSU back to gain over 100 yards in Auburn's house. Saturday night's other big winners: Fresno St, Georgia, Texas, Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Utah, Boise St., Florida, and Michigan State (in spite of Charlie Weis and his laptop). (Quick reminder: Send any and all tips here. 'Preciate it.)