LSU moves up to number 6 in the polls after dramatic win over Auburn

September 16, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Jeff Palermo reporting 

The 6th ranked LSU Tigers are a surprising 3-0 after a come from behind 22-21 win over previously 7th ranked Auburn. Cole Tracy is a big reason why the Tigers have knocked off two top teams this season.

Tracy hit three field goals in the season opening win over Miami and then silenced Auburn fans with a clutch 42-yard field goal for a walk off victory. The former Assumption College field goal kicker says he's keeping it simple.

"The uprights are the exact same that they were Worcester, Massachusetts, (the home of Assumption College), they were Jerry World (Cowboy Stadium in Dallas), they were in Tiger Stadium and now at Auburn. I just want to go out there and perform every week and keep that same mindset." 

LSU trailed 21-10 in the 4th quarter, but the game turned when quarterback Joe Burrow hit Derrick Dillon over the middle who raced past the Auburn defense for 71-yard touchdown pass. Burrow says it was the type of play the Tigers needed. 

"These games are just momentum like this and we started off strong, trailed at half, they started picking up and we didn't get going again until the 4th quarter, but that play sparked us," said Burrow. 

Auburn scored two touchdowns in the 2nd quarter and then started the 2nd half with a touchdown drive that led to a 21-10 lead. Burrow says the offense and defense had faith in each other.

"I kept telling them, you keep getting stops and we are going to win this game, they kept getting stops, they came off the field and said you got this, you can go score, they kept faith in us, we kept faith in them and it was a great team win," said Burrow. 

The win moved LSU up six spots in the AP poll to number six and they have two winnable games coming up, Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss. Coach Ed Orgeron was asked about silencing the critics who didn't think LSU would have a good season.

"We feel good about ourselves right now, we felt good about this football team the whole time, so whether the people talked about good about us or bad about us, it doesn't matter, we just go to work the next day, stay humble and do the best for the Tigers," said Orgeron. 

LSU will host Louisiana Tech this Saturday. The Bulldogs are 2-0 and coming off a bye week.  


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