"I think they took us out of our game plan although we were trying to fight our way back in it," said Campbell, whose Tigers were stunned early with three quick LSU touchdowns.
Jason Campbell is in the shotgun formation vs. LSU.
"I was proud of the way the guys fought hard in the fourth quarter," Campbell said. "I was on the sideline talking to everybody saying, ‘Nobody quit. Everybody keep trying.' I think that touchdown we got in the fourth quarter is going to take us a long way. At the end of the season I think our pride is going to take us a long way."
Auburn falls to 4-1 in the SEC in a tie with LSU. Ole Miss is the surprising leader at 4-0 in the conference.
"Give LSU credit," Campbell said. "They were out there making plays. It really reminded me of us against them last year."
Campbell finished the night with 143 yards and one touchdown pass, but took a backseat to Mauck who finished with 224 yards and three TDs.
Campbell said as poorly as his team played, at least his team didn't throw in the towel on a night when little went right.
"We have a great group of guys, a great group of coaches," Campbell said. "We know went wrong. We know where we are at. We have to go back to work--go back to hard and pick it back up. We have got to put this behind us. It is a long season.
"Last year I believe we lost two SEC games early and we still had a chance to win it at the end of the year," Campbell added. "We still have three SEC games left and they are all important. It is kind of a playoff situation now so we have to go out there and keep fighting."