Examining LSU RB Jeremy Hill's Monster Performance vs. Auburn

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 22, 2013

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jeremy Hill #33 of the LSU Tigers runs for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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LSU running back Jeremy Hill had a game's worth of impressive stats against Auburn before the first half was over en route to his team's 35-21 win. 

In the first quarter alone, Hill had touchdown carries of 49 and 10 yards to help LSU take a 14-0 lead into the second quarter, and Hill wasn't done yet. 

The sophomore back continued churning out yards at an impressive rate. At the end of the first half, he had carried the ball 14 times for 151 yards. 

Hill was flashing his explosiveness and power in the first half. 

His 49-yard touchdown scamper wasn't even his longest run. He also added a 54-yard run that saw him hurdle an Auburn defender. 

Entering this game, Hill had 17 carries for 167 yards, as his workload is increasing as the season progresses. The strong beginning to this game is not new for the 6'2", 235-pound ball-carrier. 

Auburn attempted to make a game of this contest in the second half. Auburn scored two touchdowns in the third quarter, but LSU answered each score with the their second second-half touchdown coming at the start of the fourth quarter. 

Hill didn't get a lot of work in the second half. He had six carries for 32 yards. Strong numbers, but they're pale in comparison to what he turned in for the first half. 

In the fourth quarter, Hill had five carries for zero yards. Not that this can diminish his great game. Hill ended the game with 25 carries for 183 yards and three touchdowns. 

At this rate, Hill is going to be getting some serious Heisman buzz after this game. 

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