LSU strikes with the big play

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Auburn has managed to hang around, but isn't good enough to overcome mistakes and expect to beat No 1 LSU in Tiger Stadium.

What's more, Auburn is having a terrible time slowing down LSU's pass-rush, and that's because Auburn hasn't been able to hit any big passes down the field. It's been an issue for most of this season.

And while Auburn can't find a way to strike down the field, it was a big pass play by LSU that opened up this game.

Jordan Jefferson hit Rueben Randle on a 42-yard touchdown pass to give LSU a 14-3 lead. Auburn's Demetruce McNeal didn't get over quickly enough to help, and Randle ran past Robenson Therezie for the touchdown.

With the way Auburn is struggling to get anything going right now on offense, the Tigers certainly can't afford to give up big plays on defense.