Boxscore
Louisiana State 12, Auburn 10
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Jordan Hare Stadium
Attendance - 86721

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisiana State 9 0 3 0 12
Auburn 7 3 0 0 10

Recap


No. 2 Louisiana State 12, Auburn 10
: Drew Alleman hit the go-ahead field goal in the third quarter as the visiting Tigers won a defensive struggle in their Southeastern Conference opener.

Spencer Ware rushed for a game-high 90 yards for LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC), which overcame nine penalties and a surprising first-half deficit to send Auburn (1-3, 0-2) to its worst start since 1998.

LSU held Auburn to just 183 total yards, but struggled to find any offensive momentum after tackling Auburn’s Tre Mason in the end zone for a safety and following it up with a 1-yard score from Michael Ford on the subsequent possession.

Auburn moved to within 9-7 on the final play of the first quarter on a 4-yard run by Onterio McCalebb and took the lead late in the second on a 40-yard field goal by Cody Parkey with 1:21 left before the half.

However, LSU broke through for the only second-half score when Auburn’s Quan Bray fumbled a punt near midfield, allowing the undefeated Tigers to cap a seven-play, 35-yard drive with Alleman’s 30-yard field goal midway through the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The home team had won 11 of the previous 12 games in this series. …  In addition to extending its regular-season winning streak, LSU has won 25 consecutive games in the month of September and hasn’t lost in the month since a 2006 setback at Jordan-Hare Stadium. … Auburn held LSU 121 yards and 36 points below its season averages . … Auburn has lost three games before October for the first time in school history.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:21
Louisiana State   S  Auburn 0 - Louisiana State 2
1st Quarter - 4:18
Louisiana State   TD  Auburn 0 - Louisiana State 9
1st Quarter - 0:00
Auburn   TD  Auburn 7 - Louisiana State 9
2nd Quarter - 1:21
Auburn   FG  Auburn 10 - Louisiana State 9
3rd Quarter - 5:26
Louisiana State   FG  Auburn 10 - Louisiana State 12
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana State Auburn
W/L 4 - 0 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana State Auburn
Score 12 10
First Downs 15 9
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-18
33%
2-for-12
17%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 351 183
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-182 30-86
Average/Rush 4.1 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 15-27 13-22
Passing Yards 169 97
Average/Pass Play 5.8 3.7
Penalties-Yards 9-80 5-37
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 33:11 26:49

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana State (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 15/27 169 0 0
Auburn (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Frazier 13/22 97 0 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Ware 16 90 5.6 0
M. Ford 8 41 5.1 1
K. Hilliard 10 40 4.0 0
R. Shepard 2 7 3.5 0
J. Copeland 2 5 2.5 0
Z. Mettenberger 6 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Mason 9 54 6.0 0
O. McCalebb 11 24 2.2 1
J. Wallace 3 15 5.0 0
K. Frazier 6 -5 -0.8 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Boone 3 49 16.3 0
S. Ware 2 44 22.0 0
J. Wright 3 25 8.3 0
J. Landry 3 23 7.7 0
O. Beckham Jr. 2 15 7.5 0
K. Hilliard 1 7 7.0 0
C. Clement 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Blake 4 56 14.0 0
P. Lutzenkirchen 5 29 5.8 0
Q. Bray 2 10 5.0 0
O. McCalebb 2 2 1.0 0
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