Auburn takes advantage of LSU turnovers, leads No. 2 Tigers
Where has this team been all year?
The 20-point home underdog Auburn Tigers are leading the No. 2 LSU Tigers 9-7 at halftime.
Auburn's defense harassed LSU's first-year starter at quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the first half, forcing two fumbles and converting one of those into a 4-yard Onterrio McCalleb touchdown run.
Defensive end Cory Lemonier forced Mettenberger's second fumble with a sack, leading to Auburn's touchdown drive.
Before the half, Cody Parkey put Auburn on top by two with a 40-yard field goal with just over a minute remaining.
Check the stats below from ESPN.com:
Scoring Summary FIRST QUARTERLSUAUB S8:21Tre Mason rush for a loss of 1 yard to the Aub 0 for a SAFETY.20TD4:18Michael Ford rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Drew Alleman extra point GOOD.Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds in 4:0390TD0:00Onterio McCalebb rush for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cody Parkey extra point GOOD.Drive info: 3 plays, 26 yds in 1:0297 SECOND QUARTERLSUAUB FG1:21Cody Parkey 40 yard field goal GOOD.Drive info: 8 plays, 42 yds in 5:05910Team Stat Comparison LSUAUB 1st Downs943rd down efficiency4-81-54th down efficiency0-00-0Total Yards18288Passing7861Comp-Att10-138-11Yards per pass6.05.5Rushing10427Rushing Attempts2313Yards per rush4.52.1Penalties3-253-22Turnovers20Fumbles lost20Interceptions thrown00Possession17:0212:58