Obtaining and sustaining: Auburn's DL has to pick up where it left off vs. Tennessee
The Tigers' front four dominated LSU on Halloween. Can they do that against a talented but inconsistent Vols' OL after a 21-day break?
Everything came together for Auburn’s defensive line against LSU.
The Tigers rattled true freshman quarterback TJ Finley into committing three turnovers, which directly led to three touchdowns.
Derick Hall had the breakout game that had long been coming, as the sophomore sacked Finley twice and forced a scoop-and-score fumble on his way to becoming the SEC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Colby Wooden and Big Kat Bryant, while not recording sacks themselves, were heavily involved in an effective pass rush. T.D. Moultry and Marquis Burks showcased the depth of the group with sacks in the fourth quarter.
And, to cap it all off, the Tigers were dominant against the run. The Auburn front four played significant roles in stifling LSU on the ground — the visitors finished with just 2.5 sack-adjusted rushing yards per carry.
“It was huge for us to be able to affect the passer,” Hall said earlier this month. “That was our best game… We cam…