Auburn, AL (SportsNetwork.com) – If there is such thing as a revenge game, No.
5 Auburn sure gained some retribution against No. 15 LSU and backed that claim
on Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Nick Marshall accounted for four touchdowns to lead Auburn to a 41-7 rout of
LSU and help avenge the program’s only regular season loss from a season ago.
Marshall passed for 207 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for 119 yards
with two scores for Auburn (5-0, 2-0 SEC), which lost 35-21 at LSU last
Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for 126 yards on 24 carries and Sammie Coates
hauled in four passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in the win.
A big reason LSU (4-2, 0-2) struggled throughout the evening was because of
its faulty quarterback play. Freshman Brandon Harris, who made his first
collegiate start, went 3-for-14 for 58 yards in just over two quarters.
Anthony Jennings replaced Harris in the third and didn’t perform much better,
completing 5-of-10 passes for 84 yards.
Kenny Hilliard’s rushing touchdown accounted for the only LSU score.