College Football Film Room

LSU 45, Auburn 21

CFBFR Player of the Game: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
1. Leonard Fournette runs wild:

Everyone will remember the flying Auburn defender being thrown off like a rag-doll or the juke to set up the 40 yard game ending touchdown run, but Leonard Fournette produced those sorts of plays all game. Fournette consistently shed tackles (11 missed tackles) resulting in 149 yards after contact or nearly 66% of his yards gained. Put another way, he averaged over 12 yards a carry with 8 of those coming after contact.

In particular, Fournette and the LSU running game feasted on the Auburn secondary. Auburn’s four starting secondary members missed 18 tackles for a 45% success rate. Yikes.

2. Auburn has some massive problems

Yes, the defense missed 31 tackles, gave up 415 yards rushing and 45 points. But Auburn’s offense isn’t working either.

QB Jeremy Johnson is a better runner (9car, 68yds, 1TD) than a passer (11-19, 100 yds, 1 INT, 1 sack fumble, and a dropped INT) and the explosive running game of the last two years is gone (5.5 ypc and just 9 first downs on 34 carries). At their current level, Auburn is going to struggle to win 6 games this year.

3. LSU’s defense is aggressive

Under new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, LSU’s defense is noticeably more aggressive than in previous seasons. Sure, the defensive line made their usual impression by harassing Jeremy Johnson into 3 sacks, 2 hurries, and a forced fumble. But blitzes from the linebackers and secondary also created significant pressure (3 hits and 4 hurries).

Passing
QB Tm Db Att Comp Comp% AY/Att Yds Pres TD Int Dp TA Sk Ht Hur
Brandon Harris 6
LSU
16
15
10
66.7%
6.8
67
2
1
0
2
0
0
1
1
Jeremy Johnson 6
AUB
23
19
11
57.9%
5.5
100
13
1
1
2
1
3
3
6

 

Rushing
RB
Tm
Att
Yds
Yds/Att
YAC
YAC/Att
1D
TD
MT
Stuff
Fm
Fm Lst
Leonard Fournette 7
LSU
18
219
12.2
149
8.3
5
3
11
0
0
0
Jeremy Johnson 6
AUB
9
68
7.6
8
0.9
2
1
4
2
1
0
Brandon Harris 6
LSU
8
66
8.3
11
1.4
2
2
3
2
0
0
Darrel Williams 34
LSU
8
41
5.1
14
1.8
1
0
1
0
0
0
Roc Thomas 9
AUB
8
38
4.8
19
2.4
2
0
1
0
0
0
Peyton Barber 25
AUB
7
34
4.9
8
1.1
4
0
1
1
0
0
Derrius Guice 5
LSU
6
55
9.2
29
4.8
2
0
5
0
0
0
Nick Brossette 4
LSU
4
13
3.3
4
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kerryon Johnson 21
AUB
4
14
3.5
8
2.0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Ricardo Louis 5
AUB
2
6
3.0
1
0.5
0
0
0
0
0
0
Stanton Truitt 10
AUB
2
24
12.0
2
1.0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Jovon Robinson 29
AUB
2
4
2.0
5
2.5
0
0
0
0
0
0
Travin Dural 83
LSU
2
7
3.5
9
4.5
0
0
2
0
0
0
Donte Jackson 1
LSU
1
14
14.0
11
11.0
1
0
2
0
0
0

 

Receiving
Receiver Tm Tgt Rec CTgt CRec AY/Tgt Yds Yds/Rec YAC MT Dp 1D TD
D’haquille Williams 1
AUB
6
2
2
0
13.2
19
9.5
1
0
1
1
1
Travin Dural 83
LSU
4
2
2
0
9.3
20
10.0
26
2
0
1
0
Colin Jeter 81
LSU
3
2
2
1
12.0
15
7.5
8
0
0
1
1
Kerryon Johnson 21
AUB
3
3
0
0
-3.0
17
5.7
26
1
0
1
0
Malachi Dupre 15
LSU
3
1
3
1
9.3
8
8.0
2
0
2
0
0
Roc Thomas 9
AUB
3
2
0
0
-0.7
36
18.0
38
2
0
1
0
Jason Smith 4
AUB
2
1
1
0
6.0
4
4.0
0
0
0
0
0
Tyron Johnson 3
LSU
1
1
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
Marcus Davis 80
AUB
1
0
1
0
5.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Derrius Guice 5
LSU
1
1
0
0
-1.0
6
6.0
7
0
0
1
0
Melvin Ray 82
AUB
1
1
0
0
14.0
9
9.0
0
0
0
0
1
Stanton Truitt 10
AUB
1
1
0
0
6.0
13
13.0
7
0
0
1
0
Nick Brossette 4
LSU
1
1
0
0
-6.0
-1
-1.0
5
0
0
0
0
John Diarse 9
LSU
1
1
0
0
9.0
10
10.0
1
0
0
1
0
Ricardo Louis 5
AUB
1
1
0
0
-2.0
2
2.0
4
0
0
0
0
Leonard Fournette 7
LSU
1
1
0
0
-1.0
9
9.0
10
0
0
0
0
Chandler Cox 27
AUB
1
0
1
0
2.0
0
0
0
1
0
0

 

Blocking
Player
Tm
Pos
Hur
Ht
Sk
PB Snaps
PB %
Pen
P. Yds
Shon Coleman 72
AUB
LT
1
0
0
23
95.7%
0
0
Braden Smith 71
AUB
RG
1
0
0
23
95.7%
1
0
Avery Young 56
AUB
RT
0
0
0
23
100.0%
0
0
Austin Golson 73
AUB
C
0
0
2
23
91.3%
0
0
Alex Kozan 63
AUB
LG
0
0
0
22
100.0%
0
0
William Clapp 64
LSU
RG
1
0
0
16
93.8%
0
0
Vadal Alexander 74
LSU
RT
0
0
0
16
100.0%
1
6
Jerald Hawkins 65
LSU
LT
0
0
0
16
100.0%
0
0
Ethan Pocic 77
LSU
C
0
0
0
16
100.0%
0
0
Maea Teuhema 75
LSU
LG
0
0
0
16
100.0%
0
0
Chandler Cox 27
AUB
TE
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Leonard Fournette 7
LSU
RB
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
John David Moore 44
LSU
RB
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Colin Jeter 81
LSU
TE
0
0
0
4
100.0%
0
0
Peyton Barber 25
AUB
RB
0
0
0
3
100.0%
0
0
Derrius Guice 5
LSU
RB
0
0
0
2
100.0%
0
0
Nick Brossette 4
LSU
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
Roc Thomas 9
AUB
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
Foster Moreau 43
LSU
TE
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
Kamryn Pettway 36
AUB
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
Bry’Kiethon Mouton 47
LSU
RB
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
Devonte Danzey 53
AUB
LG
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0
DeSean Smith 89
LSU
TE
0
0
0
1
100.0%
0
0

 

Pass Rush & Tackling
Defender
Tm
Tackle
MT
Stuff
Sack
Hit
Hurry
FF
FumR
BatPass
Rickey Jefferson 29
LSU
7
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
Cassanova McKinzy 8
AUB
7
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tre’ Williams 30
AUB
7
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kris Frost 17
AUB
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Johnathan Ford 23
AUB
5
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jamal Adams 33
LSU
5
1
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
Tray Matthews 28
AUB
4
5
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Davon Godchaux 57
LSU
4
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
1
Blake Countess 24
AUB
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tashawn Bower 46
LSU
4
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
Tre’Davious White 18
LSU
4
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Devaroe Lawrence 94
AUB
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gimel President 42
AUB
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kendell Beckwith 52
LSU
3
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
Deion Jones 45
LSU
3
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Christian LaCouture 91
LSU
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Donnie Alexander 48
LSU
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
JaViere Mitchell 16
AUB
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jonathan Jones 3
AUB
2
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Montravius Adams 1
AUB
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Nick Ruffin 19
AUB
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Maurice Swain 90
AUB
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Corey Thompson 23
LSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Arden Key 49
LSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jeff Holland 4
AUB
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tim Irvin 22
AUB
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dwayne Thomas 13
LSU
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Frank Herron 97
LSU
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
Raashed Kennion 59
AUB
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
Donte Jackson 1
LSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kevin Toliver 2
LSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lewis Neal 92
LSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cameron Toney 47
AUB
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Deshaun Davis 57
AUB
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lamar Louis 11
LSU
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jeremiah Dinson 20
AUB
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Aaron Garrison 96
AUB
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
DaVonte Lambert 6
AUB
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Byron Cowart 9
AUB
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sione Teuhema 58
LSU
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Carlton Davis 18
AUB
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dontavius Russell 95
AUB
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

 

Coverage
Defender
Tm
Tgt
Comp
ContTgt
ContCat
PD
Int
TD
Air Yds/Tgt
Yds
1D
PI
Jamal Adams 33
LSU
4
1
3
0
2
1
0
10.8
13
1
0
Carlton Davis 18
AUB
3
1
3
1
0
0
1
17.3
1
0
0
Blake Countess 24
AUB
2
0
2
0
1
0
0
13.5
0
0
0
Rickey Jefferson 29
LSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
15.0
0
0
0
Jonathan Jones 3
AUB
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
6.0
8
0
0
Nick Ruffin 19
AUB
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
16.0
0
0
0
Dwayne Thomas 13
LSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
5.0
0
0
0
Donte Jackson 1
LSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
12.0
10
0
0
Kevin Toliver 2
LSU
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
27.0
0
0
0
Deion Jones 45
LSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
-3.0
6
1
0
Tre’Davious White 18
LSU
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
14.0
9
0
0