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Jeremy Hill’s big day on ground paces LSU over Auburn

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Auburn made things at least a little interesting in the second half but every time they made some noise, LSU had a response ready to go. It usually came in the form of a touchdown.

Leading the way in LSU’s 35-21 home victory against Auburn was Jeremy Hill. Hill had a career day with a career best 182 rushing yards to go with three touchdowns as well as a couple of scores he set up with long runs deep in to Auburn territory. Auburn had nobody who could slow him down. Hill’s dominance on the ground was set-up by a strong advantage in the trenches for LSU, dominating the line of scrimmage on offense. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger passed for 229 yards and a touchdown behind the protection provided up front as well.

Auburn had their own running back put in a good effort. Tre Mason carried the football 26 times and rushed for 132 yards and scored two touchdowns. But any time it looked as though Auburn had picked up some momentum against LSU’s defense, LSU’s offense wasted no time striking right back. With Auburn digging a hole early in the game, there just was not enough time to battle back although they tried everything they could.

The conversation following this game will focus on LSU, who moves to 4-0 with the win. Visions of another colossal clash between LSU and Alabama on November 9 are starting to come in to focus for some, but let’s hit the pause button on that conversation. After all, LSU has a road game next week in Athens, Georgia to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia had a struggle for a while Saturday against North Texas, but has already taken down one SEC contender in South Carolina. Next week should be a huge game. But LSU also has road games in division play to get through before even thinking about Alabama. After Georgia next week, LSU travels to Mississippi State the following week and then visits Ole Miss two weeks later.

LSU should be considered one of the top contenders in the BCS picture. Let’s see what they can do on the road in SEC play against another conference contender.

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11 Responses to “Jeremy Hill’s big day on ground paces LSU over Auburn”
  1. BeEtLjOoZ says: Sep 21, 2013 11:33 PM

    Reblogged this on #LouisianaMultiverse.

  2. afrancis55 says: Sep 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    Lsu is legit, they’ll send $aban to Texas after the beat down they give Bama in November

  3. tigersgeaux says: Sep 21, 2013 11:56 PM

    I enjoyed the game and Hill’s performance. I did not like the lack of imagination in the second half and lack of intensity.

    I think LSU still needs more experience and tempering, which can only come with tough games in the SEC.

  4. lsuzilla says: Sep 21, 2013 11:57 PM

    Reblogged this on “your blog blows”.

    LSU is for real. Be wary Bama.

  5. gatiger says: Sep 22, 2013 12:04 AM

    @tigersgeaux LSU is a very talented team. They certainly displayed power and speed.

    Very proud of my Tigers for continuing to battle. Had that onside kick gone our way….who knows. Gritty performance by Auburn, Powerful performance by LSU.

    Congrats!

  6. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 22, 2013 12:37 AM

    gatiger, you’re right. Auburn battled to the end. LSU’s defense came through numerous times, but then allowed a huge number of yards in the second half, so I think they remain green and not yet seasoned. That will come with more SEC games…next week at Athens v. UGA. We will need another great performance in hostile territory.

    Can the Auburn Tigers do us a favor and really play Alabama? Wear them out?

    The officiating was bad, maybe equally as bad against both teams, but bad.

  7. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 22, 2013 1:29 AM

    Hill was running like he saw underage girls in the endzones.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 22, 2013 3:21 AM

    YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says:
    Sep 22, 2013 1:29 AM
    Hill was running like he saw underage girls in the endzones.
    ________
    You would too and you know it! Otherwise you wouldn’t have types it. Better erase that hard drive big boy!

  9. geodude11 says: Sep 22, 2013 9:11 AM

    LSU doesn’t have a defense that qualifies them for a top 10 ranking. Georgia will kill us next week, our D line is not ready for prime time, nor are the LBs or defensive backfield. Yea, we recruit well but it will take a year of experience for the current team to bind together and execute like a champion team. We lookied pitiful Saturday night against Auburn.

  10. be4bama says: Sep 22, 2013 9:30 AM

    AU’s performance last night showed promise that AU is back. Great effort, never gave up!!!

  11. infrno says: Sep 23, 2013 9:39 AM

    @geodude11

    I think you’re not giving them enough credit. The only time anyone all year has moved the ball on us is when they are playing true freshmen. We are not as deep on D as usual, but then no one expected us to be given the fact that we lost 8 starters from last year. I wouldn’t worry overmuch, LSU thus far has looked like the most complete team in the country. The only team I’m a little concerned with is Georgia. Alabama and A&M are not going to beat us if they continue to play the way they have so far this season.

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