AU vs. LSU Notes, Quotes and Prospect Visits

A report on Auburn's victory over LSU is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--News and notes from Auburn's 7-3 football victory over LSU are featured.

*Senior offensive guard Ben Grubbs said he was relieved to beat LSU in his last game vs. the Bayou Bengals. "I told the boys I can't go through too many more of those," he said with a grin. "As a senior, I didn't want to lose this one."

*Auburn has won seven of its last eight games vs. AP Top 10 teams and 19 of its last 20 vs. SEC teams.

*Since AU began keeping the statistic in 1970, AU's 16-play drive that covered 8:31 is tied for the second longest in terms of time of possession behind a 19-play, 90-yard drive vs. Ole Miss in 1985 that last 10:05.

*Auburn's defense has not allowed a touchdown for nine quarters.

*LSU hadn't given up a touchdown for 10 quarters when Auburn scored in the third period.

*The 10 total points scored makes AU's 7-3 win the 12th lowest scoring game in Jordan-Hare history and the lowest since AU defeated Houston 7-0 in 1973.

*Auburn's bald eagle, Spirit, made the pregame flight and it was one of the longest ones ever prior to an AU football game.

*Kody Bliss had punts of 62 and 61 yards. He has seven in his career of 60 or longer.

*With a second quarter hamstring injury to Jonathan Wilhite and Pat Lee not being able to play due to an illness, when Auburn went to a dime coverage package (six defensive backs) in the second half, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp played Walter McFadden. That was the first significant action for the redshirt freshman.

Zach Gilbert, who played in the nickel and dime packages, enjoys Auburn's victory.

*One of the most impressive players on the field was LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, who had eight tackles and three sacks. "It was just another one of those incredible LSU vs. Auburn games," he said. "This says it all right here. This is the SEC and I just love it. I wouldn't want to be at another place right now than this Auburn vs. LSU game. Even though we came away with a loss, I am pleased with how our defense played and their efforts throughout the entire game."

*Sophomore linebacker Merrill Johnson was excited about being a major contributor in Auburn's second home game of the season. In the first one the Tigers played against Washington State without a middle linebacker much of the night and that kept Johnson on the sideline. On Saturday vs. LSU, he got plenty of action and finished with five stops, which tied him for second on the team with Eric Brock, one tackle behind Will Herring. "It feels great to be a part of a game like that," Johnson said.

*Some of the prospects who saw the exciting game include Antwane Greenlee (current Georgia verbal) from Hardaway High in Columbus, Ga.; Drew Taylor (Clemson verbal) from Mountain Brook; AU verbal John Douglas from Augusta, Ga.; DE Carlos Dunlap from North Charleston, S.C.; RB Terrence Wilkes from Wadley; defensive tackle Ian Williams from Longwood, Fla.; AU commitment CB Ryan Williams from Mobile; junior WR prospect Julio Jones from Foley; defensive lineman Brandon Boudreaux from Auburn High; running back Enrique Davis from Mosley High in Lynn Haven, Fla.; LB Tim Nelson and LM C.J. Harmon from Jefferson County, Ga. and offensive lineman Rodney Hudson (West Virginia verbal) from B.C. Rain. Also visiting was standout running back Caleb King, who is playing for Greater Atlanta Christian.

Auburn fans celebrate at Toomers Corner.

*There was a large contingent of prospects from Hoover High. Joining AU commitments Ryan Pugh and Josh Chapman were defensive lineman Kerry Murphy, kicker Jordan Means plus twins receiver Brandon Clear and Byron Clear, a defensive end.


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