LSU Wins the Tiger Bowl against Auburn

Bleacher ReportAnalyst ISeptember 20, 2008

Last year, it came to this: Matt Flynn threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Byrd to overcome Auburn, 30-24 as time expired (see video). This time, it was another fourth quarter touchdown pass, but it wasn't as much of a nailbiter as last year's touchdown was and it wasn't thrown by Matt Flynn and Demetrius Byrd didn't catch it.
Redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee threw an 18 yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell (above) with 1:03 remaining in the fourth quarter. The play turned out to be the last score of the game as Auburn was two yards short on their attempted fourth down conversion. Lee kneeled and the game ended shortly thereafter.

The Tigers' other quarterback, Andrew Hatch, was clocked on a quarterback running play and didn't return to the game.

Lee completed 11 of 22 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw an interception which was returned for a touchdown by Auburn.

Charles Scott showed Head Coach Les Miles more reasons of why he should be the starting running back by rushing 21 times for 132 yards.

Chad Jones returned most of the punts throughout the game after Trindon Holliday dropped two consecutive punts.

LSU was considered to be the favorite in the game because of the rankings (LSU at No. 6 and Auburn at No. 10), but many college football experts were picking Auburn to win because of LSU's quarterback situation.

As for that, Lee certainly had the big plays at the right times tonight, but he wasn't very consistent. I would've rather had Ryan Perriloux under center, but you can't have everything good. As for now, I'm just happy that the Bayou Bengals picked up a victory tonight and in Auburn of all places.

Next, the Tigers face the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tigers' Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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