Part 2: Auburn 24, LSU 17 Notes and Quotes

More news, notes and quotes from Auburn's victory over LSU in a battle of the unbeatens at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn, Ala.--While Auburn's offense was pounding LSU's vaunted defense with 526 yards total offense Saturday in the Tigers' 24-17 victory to remain unbeaten at 8-0, the defense once again stepped up in the fourth quarter with some crucial stops.

Helping lead the way for a defense that limited LSU to 243 yards--nearly 300 less than Auburn produced--was linebacker Josh Bynes.

The senior is having an All-SEC and possible All-America-type season and added to that resume against LSU with a team high 11 tackles--eight solo and three assisted.

"It was a great game and we put together four quarters on both offense and defense," Bynes says. "We played every down like it was our last and kept thinking about getting three-and-outs. We figured out their game plan and got to it. We went out there and didn't make any mistakes. We stopped them when we needed to and the offense scored for us."

In addition to his 11 tackles, Bynes was credited with half a sack and came up with some key stops when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter.

"We just kept fighting. That's all. We just think about the next play and keep going. When we go into a game, we go in confident. We want to be humble and not get humbled," he says. "We go out there each game and fight to get the win. That's all that matters."

In other news and notes from Auburn's 24-17 victory:

*In trimming LSU's series lead to 23-20-1, Auburn is 10-6 against the Bayou Bengals in games played at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers improved to 8-0 for the first time since the perfect 13-0 2004 season and for the eighth time in school history.

*Auburn gashed LSU for 440 yards rushing after the Bayou Bengals entered the contest as the SEC's defensive leader against the run, yielding only 83.6 yards a game. It was the fourth straight game Auburn rushed for 300 or more yards against an SEC opponent, which is a school record.

*The Tigers' 526 yards total offense is by the most against LSU this season. The previous high yielded by LSU was 268 yards.

*Auburn's 440 yards rushing is the fifth most ever by the Tigers and the most ever against an SEC opponent. On the other end of the spectrum, the Tigers' 86 yards passing is the fewest by the Tigers in an SEC victory since a 16-14 decision over Mississippi State in 2001.

*For the second time this season, Auburn had a scoring drive of over 90 yards. The drive against LSU capped by Cameron Newton's brilliant 49-yard TD run covered 91 yards in only three plays, consuming only 1:38 off the clock.

*The Tigers have won 10 of their last 17 games against teams ranked in the Top Ten by Associated Press. They have 16 wins over Top Ten opponents since 2001.

*The 10-10 halftime score was the first time Auburn was tied at the half this season. The Tigers trailed Clemson and South Carolina at the half before rallying for victories.

*With the win over No. 6 LSU, it marked the highest ranked team in the Associated Press Top 10 that Auburn's won since defeating No. 4 Florida on Sept. 29, 2007.


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