Physical play dominates SEC slugfest

Auburn and LSU played in a different kind of Separation Saturday -- the kind that separates the men from the boys, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: September 16, 2006, 11:03 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- No. 3 Auburn beat No. 6 LSU, 7-3, in a game that set football back 40 years, and that is typed with a song in my heart.

If you love physical football, this game was for you. If you love a game between the tackles; if you think passes are for sissies; if you think the spread offense is an Al Qaeda plot, you should have been one of the 87,451 screamers Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Let the rest of the nation razzle and dazzle. The Southeastern Conference has officially ...

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