Auburn keeps its perfect record intact with a 24-17 win over LSU and is now the lone unbeaten team in the SEC. This is the eighth 8-0 start in school history and first since their 13-0 season in 2004. The Auburn Tigers also defeat a top-10 AP opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Florida in 2007, snapping a six-game losing streak against AP top-10 teams.
LSU Defense This Season
Auburn rushed for 440 yards against an LSU Tigers defense that entered Saturday ranked sixth in the country against the run. This was Auburn's first 400-yd rushing game since 2003 and the most yards on the ground ever allowed by an LSU defense. Auburn also rolled up 526 total yards of offense, more than double the amount that the LSU defense had averaged prior to this weekend.
Cameron Newton rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Auburn ground attack. He now has 1,077 rushing yards this season, setting the single-season record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in SEC history. His two touchdowns gives him 27 total touchdowns (passing and rushing), breaking the school record for most touchdowns responsible for in a single season.