LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels 5 throws a pass as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023.

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Auburn proves no match for No. 22 LSU, losing 48-18

Jayden Daniels passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and No. 22 LSU blew out Auburn 48-18 in an SEC game Saturday night in Baton Rouge, La.

Daniels completed 20 of 27 passes and added 93 rushing yards. He led LSU (5-2, 4-1 SEC) to a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and Auburn (3-3, 0-3) never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

Kyren Lacy had 111 receiving yards and one touchdown on four receptions, and Logan Diggs added 97 rushing yards and a touchdown for LSU, which outgained Auburn 563-293.

Robby Ashford replaced Payton Thorne at quarterback for Auburn to start the second half and led a drive that made it to the LSU 18 before stalling. Alex McPherson kicked a 38-yard field goal to pull Auburn within 20-10.

Kaleb Jackson returned the ensuing kickoff 60 yards to the Auburn 39, leading to Daniels’ 25-yard touchdown pass to Lacy for a 27-10 lead.

Daniels and Lacy teamed for a 57-yard completion on the first play of the next possession, leading to Daniels’ 13-yard touchdown pass to Josh Williams for a 34-10 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Thorne, who returned after a one-possession absence, drove Auburn to a goal-to-go opportunity, and on the first play of the fourth quarter, Ashford came in and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Frazier. The duo teamed on a two-point conversion that trimmed the lead to 34-18.

Diggs ran 5 yards for a touchdown, and Williams completed the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run.

LSU received the opening kickoff and drove 75 yards, scoring a touchdown on a 29-yard completion from Daniels to Malik Nabers.

Damian Ramos kicked a 30-yard field goal on LSU’s second possession, and John Emery Jr. ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the third possession for the 17-0 lead.

On the second play of the second quarter. Jarquez Hunter’s 2-yard touchdown run produced Auburn’s first points, before Ramos’ 35-yard field goal gave LSU a 20-7 lead that stood through halftime.

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