September 21, 2008

Defense starts strong, falters in second half

For the first 30 minutes of the game Saturday night, Auburn's defense did basically all it could. It held LSU's offense to just 105 total yards on 35 plays, and more importantly, three points.

The Tigers led the No. 6 Bayou Bengals 14-3 at halftime.

The second half however, was drastically different.

Auburn's defensive line and linebackers struggled to contain LSU running back Charles Scott. The secondary couldn't keep up with the speed of LSU's receivers.

The result was LSU moving the ball practically at will in the second half, racking up 165 yards on 14 plays (11.8 avg.) in the third quarter, and 128 yards on 18 plays (7.1 avg.) in the fourth.

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