Observations: Auburn 24, LSU 19
Auburn weathered an early storm, Bo Nix turned back the clock and Bryan Harsin's Tigers had a massive final quarter to end the streak.
QB Bo Nix (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
Twenty-two years is a long time. Auburn has had four different head coaches during that span. It has won the SEC title three times and been to a pair of national championship games.
But during the last 22 years, it hadn’t beaten rival LSU away from home. The curse of the Cigar Game had hung over Death Valley whenever Auburn rolled into town for more than two decades.
But in Bryan Harsin’s first shot at the Bayou Bengals — on a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, no less — his team pulled off a comeback for the ages, a 24-19 victory that could have changed everything for his first season on the Plains.
“We made some plays tonight, LSU made plays, and it was just a back-and-forth, tight ball game,” Harsin said. “But at the end of it, we were able to finish.”
After close calls, nightmarish routs and blown leads, Auburn finally finished off LSU away from home. Here are the Observations, Nerd Stats, some No-Huddle Notes and the Quote of the Night from the…