October 24, 2009

Struggles continue for AU in Baton Rouge

For the first five games of the season, Auburn's offense could hardly be stopped.

In the last three, all losses, it's yet to get started. Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La., was a fine example.

The Tigers, which had one of the top offenses in the country after a 5-0-start to the season, amassed a grand total of 42 yards in the first half against LSU en route to a sound 31-10 beating.

Senior running back Ben Tate had 26 of those first-half yards. Quarterback Chris Todd, who has struggled the last three weeks, was 4-of-7 for 16 yards in the first and second quarters. He didn't throw a touchdown, but did have an interception, was sacked twice and fumbled which resulted in an LSU touchdown.

The second half was better, but it would've been hard to be any worse.

"They outplayed us right from the start," said Tate.

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