Vaughn was 4-5 against Washington State on opening night and he connected on 2-2 attempts versus the Bulldogs.
Auburn got into field goal range with seconds remaining in the first half and Vaughn spotted up for a 50-yard field goal that fell short. However, a delay of game penalty nullified the play and gave the Tigers another shot.
"I don't know if I slowed down when I heard the whistle," Vaughn says. "I don't know, but I wasn't comfortable. I hit the ground bad."
Tuberville then called on kickoff specialist Matt Clack, who has a stronger but more erratic leg than Vaughn. However, Vaughn wanted another shot from five yards back.
Vaughn spotting up for his 55-yard made field goal to give Auburn a 17-0 lead heading into halftime.
"I think I rattled his (Tuberville's) confidence with my distance on the first one," Vaughn says. "I didn't kick it very well at all. I looked at the sideline. (Coach Eddie) Gran was saying, ‘You've got it,' and then coach Tuberville was trying to put Clark out there. I said, ‘I got it.' They gave me a shot. It was a great snap, great hold and I just tried to lay the hammer on it."
Vaughn hammered it all right and gave it plenty of room to spare. He also connect on a 22 yarder, and after another solid performance Vaughn has made 6-7 on the year heading into LSU, a game he's had circled on the calendar for nearly a year.
"I can't wait," he says. "It's going to be a good game and they've got a great team. They're going to be coming in playing hard, and it's always a good game with them. It's going to fun and exciting."