Auburn, AL (EETV)- Auburn defeated LSU handily by a score of 48-11 in a game that was even more one-sided than the stat-sheet let on.
Auburn had a standout day on both sides of the ball.
On offense, Bo Nix threw for a season-high 299-yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. In addition to his play in the air, Nix was the Tigers leading rusher with 81 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Gus Malzahn spoke on Bo’s performance saying “he’s a real quarterback just wanted to make sure everybody understood that”. Nix might’ve led the team in rush yards, but freshman running back Tank Bigsby was able to contribute 71 yards of his own and scored two touchdowns for the Tigers.
Three different Auburn players had over 50 yards receiving on the day in a very spread out offensive attack for the Tigers. Eli Stove had 64-yards and a touchdown, while Seth Williams had four catches for 71-yards.
Anthony Schwartz led the Tigers receiving corps with a 123-yard game through the air including a 91-yard touchdown. In addition, freshman wideout Ze’Vian Capers scored his first career touchdown from a 9-yard throw from Nix in the red zone.
As much as Auburn shined on offense they played even better on the other side of the ball.
Auburn’s defense forced three turnovers all of which led to a touchdown. Nehemiah Pritchett got his first career interception that he returned 48-yards to give Auburn great field position that led to a score.
Big Kat Bryant also hauled in a deflected pass for the defense. Along with the picks, Christian Tutt was able to recover a fumble and returned it for his first career touchdown.
In addition to the turnovers, the defense was able to get to the quarterback four times on the day. They were able to hold LSU to only 5/17 on third downs.
Going into an off week, quarterback Bo Nix said, “Our confidence level is really high right now”.
Auburn has improved to 4-2 and their next game is Nov. 14, when they will travel to Starkville to face off against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.