LSU’s win over Auburn largest SEC comeback since 1949

After losing to Troy on homecoming, the LSU football team was on the verge of a lost season. The Tigers had dropped two out of three in demoralizing fashion, but you wouldn’t have known that on Saturday.
Well, in the first half you might have assumed as much with LSU going down by as much as 20-0 to Auburn.
What happened in the second half was truly remarkable as the Bayou Bengals staged a comeback for the ages. Allowing just 64 yards after the break, the Tigers pulled off the 27-23 upset, the largest comeback at Tiger Stadium versus an SEC opponent since 1949. LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron said, “Keep fighting, we’re going to fight. No matter what happens, you get in that mode right there and no matter what happens we’re going to fight. We’re going to take it one play at a time. I knew our guys would fight. But let me say this to you, this is a good football team. And they’ve exploded on everybody in the first quarter. They’ve annihilated some people in the first half. And we were resilient, we kept on playing. I think the difference in the football game, overall team win was the way our defense came out and shut them out in the second half and the way our special teams played.”
The 24th ranked Tigers look to make it three in a row on Saturday when they travel to Oxford for a 6:15 p.m. kick off against Ole Miss.

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