Baton Rouge, LA (EETV)- After a hard fought game in Baton Rouge, Auburn came out on the losing end by a final of 23-20. The Tigers gave a valiant effort as they kept it close for most of the contest. 

 With the win, LSU looks forward to a titanic showdown against Alabama in two weeks to determine the SEC West. Auburn goes to 6-2 as they will have a four game homestand to end the year. Here are the key takeaways from Saturday’s game.


1.     Auburn’s Defense Continues To Step Up

 Auburn’s defense rose to the occasion on Saturday as they made some big stops to keep their team in the game. Although they gave up over 300 yards passing, they were able to force turnovers in critical situations.

 LSU turned the ball on downs twice in the red zone and Joe Burrow threw one interception to Justin McCreary. As good as the defense was, it didn’t help that they were on the field for much of the game because the offense couldn’t move the ball. 

 The defense continues to shine against the best offenses in college football which is a positive. Going into the rest of the season, they are going to need this kind of performance when they face Georgia and Alabama.


2.      D.J Williams Stepped Up on the Big Stage

 With Jatarvius Whitlow’s limited playing time, D.J Williams was able to show fans why he should be more involved the rushing game.

With 13 attempts for 130 yards, Williams is starting to become a reliable running back for the Auburn offense. He had two big runs for over 30 yards that put Auburn in the red zone. As Whitlow continues to heal, expect D.J Williams to be more involved in the rushing attack for the Tigers.


3.     Joe Burrow Continues to Make his Case for the Heisman

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow can’t go unnoticed as he went 32 of 42 for 321 yards and one passing and rushing touchdown. 

Burrow continues to shine under center for LSU as he is already approaching the 3,000 yard mark in passing. His twenty yard touchdown pass to Terrance Marshall was number thirty of the season.  

 After the by week Burrow will face Alabama in Tuscaloosa. If he continues to put up big numbers, look for him to be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy in December.


4.     Up Next

Auburn returns to Jordan-Hare Stadium next Saturday to face the Ole Miss Rebels. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm and can be seen on ESPN.