Things didn't start out that way however as Auburn moved the football early, driving from its own 33 down to the LSU 21 when true freshman quarterback Kiehl Frazier had a chance to put his stamp on the game. With Travante Stallworth open in the endzone he lofted a pass a little late and a little short that was broken up by Ron Brooks in the end zone. Auburn was later forced to kick a field goal and it would be quite a while before they would have another opportunity like that one.
Frazier said it was a number of thing that caused problems for the offense led by mistakes.
"They are a good team and you can't have the mistakes we had against a good team," Frazier said. "We put our defense in some really bad situations. We didn't really click like we wanted to. Against a good team like that it can happen."
For Frazier it was a tough day of sledding on the ground as he carried the ball nine times for 31 yards with 28 of those coming on the final drive. He said it was a matter of LSU controlling the line of scrimmage and sending more than the Tigers could block.
"They blitzed a lot," Frazier said. "We didn't know where they were coming from and really we didn't execute like we should have. As quarterbacks and everyone we didn't do what we needed to."
The pressure caused problems time and time again for an Auburn offense looking to find its rhythm. That definitely didn't happen on Saturday as LSU controlled the game from the second quarter on and powered by Auburn on the way to another double-digit win. Frazier said while Auburn had its share of problems he can't take anything away from LSU because they deserved the win.
"Yes, definitely," Frazier said of the pressure. "That's why they are the number one team in the country. We only scored 10 points and that's the fewest we've scored this year. That's definitely why they are number one."