It was a rainy day in Death Valley, for Auburn’s first divisional road test of the season, and the reviews aren’t quite one-sided.
Gus Malzahn knew, going into the game, that it wasn’t going to be easy for his new regime.
Quarterback Nick Marshall had struggled up to this point in the season, but showed signs of improvement at times.
The most efficient aspect of the game, for Auburn, was the running game.
It’s been the most consistent aspect from the Tigers this season, especially with Tre Mason’s 2 touchdowns on Saturday night.
New defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson was not happy with the overall performance of his unit, but they had a strong showing in the second half of the game.
In the end, LSU was too dominant early on with their strong defense and rushing attack.
Auburn may have their first loss on the season, 35-21, but they came away from the game with proof that they can compete with some of the best in the conference.