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Auburn takes advantage of LSU turnovers, leads No. 2 Tigers

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Where has this team been all year?

The 20-point home underdog Auburn Tigers are leading the No. 2 LSU Tigers 9-7 at halftime.

Auburn's defense harassed LSU's first-year starter at quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the first half, forcing two fumbles and converting one of those into a 4-yard Onterrio McCalleb touchdown run.

Defensive end Cory Lemonier forced Mettenberger's second fumble with a sack, leading to Auburn's touchdown drive.

Before the half, Cody Parkey put Auburn on top by two with a 40-yard field goal with just over a minute remaining.

Check the stats below from ESPN.com:

 

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLSUAUB
S 8:21 Tre Mason rush for a loss of 1 yard to the Aub 0 for a SAFETY. 2 0
TD 4:18 Michael Ford rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN. Drew Alleman extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 9 plays, 59 yds in 4:03
9 0
TD 0:00 Onterio McCalebb rush for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cody Parkey extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 3 plays, 26 yds in 1:02
9 7
SECOND QUARTERLSUAUB
FG 1:21 Cody Parkey 40 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 8 plays, 42 yds in 5:05
9 10

Team Stat Comparison

 LSUAUB
1st Downs 9 4
3rd down efficiency
4-8 1-5
4th down efficiency
0-0 0-0
Total Yards 182 88
Passing 78 61
Comp-Att
10-13 8-11
Yards per pass
6.0 5.5
Rushing 104 27
Rushing Attempts
23 13
Yards per rush
4.5 2.1
Penalties 3-25 3-22
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles lost
2 0
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 17:02 12:58
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