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Auburn Defeats LSU 18-13

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It was just your average Auburn - LSU game.

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Both teams thought they'd lost. Both teams thought they'd won. Les Miles had some questionable clock management. It all came down to one second.

Auburn and LSU played a football game, tonight. It played out like only an Auburn and LSU game could.

Auburn moved the ball well all night until they got into the red zone. Then it was business as usual with six field goals by Daniel Carlson. The most consistent kicker in college football continued to do what he does best.

LSU missed a kick on the night but did convert two. They also got the game's only touchdown.

It wasn't enough, though. Auburn went up 18-13 with just under 3 minutes to go in the game. LSU drove down the field and almost came away with the victory. Danny Etling threw a touchdown pass that had the Bayou Bengals' fans and team going crazy. It was reviewed, though. With only one second on the clock before the play was snapped, LSU did not get the play off in time. Clock strikes zero. Game over.

What a night in Auburn. The Tigers snapped their home SEC losing streak. They went to 2-2 on the year, knocking off a Top 25 team. The offense - with Rhett Lashlee reportedly calling plays - looked good for a bit of the night, though the constant 1st down runs are infuriating, and red zone play calling is still atrocious.

The defense was fantastic. They gave up a few big plays, but for the most part stood strong. Carl Lawson had two sacks tonight. Holsey and Carlton Davis had some great breakups. They did what they needed to do to win the game.

A win is a win. Auburn desperately needed one. They got it against LSU in the only way these games can ever end. Insanely.

War Eagle. I'm going to Toomer's Corner to smoke a cigar.