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Michael Niziolek

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LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn before an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn before an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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THIRD QUARTER

LSU 38, Auburn 14 (1:03): LSU defensive tackle Frank Herron helped set up Leonard Fournette's third touchdown of the game by forcing a fumble inside Auburn's 20-yard line. Herron was in the backfield right after the ball was snapped. Quarterback Jeremy Johnson didn't have a chance to even see Herron before the hit. Fournette scored two plays later on a 1-yard run.

Auburn answered with a six-play, 59-yard drive. Johnson hit Melvin Ray for a 9-yard touchdown. Johnson threw the ball just before crossing the line of scrimmage. The play was upheld on review. Running back Roc Thomas made a couple nice plays on the drive -- a 17-yard rush for a first down, and a 20-yard catch.

LSU 31, Auburn 7 (10:59): Leonard Fournette crossed the 200-yard mark for the first time in his carry on his way to another touchdown. The running back made one memorable play after another to lead a quick scoring drive. He broke three tackles on his way to a 29-yard carry to the end zone to answer Auburn's first score of the game.

LSU 24, Auburn 7 (13:19): Auburn opened second half much the same way as LSU started the game. It went down the field in four plays with quarterback Jeremy Johnson breaking a 65-yard touchdown run to put Auburn on the board. Johnson pulled the ball down, and followed his lineman past midfield. By the time LSU's secondary figured out Johnson was running, it was too late.

SECOND QUARTER

LSU 24, Auburn 0 (2:10): Leonard Fournette ran 40-yards for a touchdown that included him bowling over defensive back Blake Countess with a small dip of his right shoulder on his way into the end zone. Fournette has a career-high 165-yards at the half.

LSU 17, Auburn 0 (6:54): After QB Jeremy Johnson threw his sixth interception of the season, Auburn's defense forced its first punt of the game. The offense came back with another three-and-out to give LSU the ball right back. It put another double-digit play drive into the red zone where Trent Dominque kicked a 32-yard field goal.

FIRST QUARTER

LSU 14, Auburn 0 (1:39): Brandon Harris capped a methodical 13-play, 78-yard drive with a bootleg pass in the corner of the end zone to tight end Colin Jeter. Harris made the key play of the drive at midfield with his legs, scrambling on a broken pass play for 28-yards.

LSU 7, Auburn 0 (13:19): A terrible start for Auburn as it gives up a 71-yard run on the first play of the game to sophomore running back Leonard Fournette. Jonathan Jones made the touchdown saving tackle at the 4-yard line, but it didn't matter. Three plays later, quarterback Brandon Harris kept it on an option play, and found the end zone.

PRE-GAME NOTES

Auburn: Safety Tray Matthews (shoulder), right tackle Avery Young and running back Jovon Robinson (ankle) participated in warm-ups, and drills without limitations. All three are dressed for Saturday's game, and appear ready to play.

Defensive lineman Carl Lawson (hip) wasn't on the field as Auburn arrived to Tigers Stadium, and wasn't on the sidelines as his team warmed up. AL.com reported that Lawson didn't make the trip with the team to Baton Rouge.

Lawson is officially out, replaced by Maurice Swain in the starting lineup.

Linebacker Justin Garrett, who practiced with the team in the pregame, isn't in the starting lineup. He is replaced by Cam Toney.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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