WHAT LSU RIVALRY HAS MORE NICKNAME GAMES THAN THE AUBURN SERIES? HERE ARE FIVE MEMORABLE GAMES. LET’S SEE WHETHER SATURDAY’S SHOWDOWN WILL BE ANOTHER (LSU LEADS 28-22-1):
Oct. 8, 1988
LSU 7, Auburn 6
"The Earthquake Game.” Trailing 6-0 with less than two minutes remaining, Tommy Hodson hits Eddie Fuller with an 11-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-10 in the back of Tiger Stadium’s north end zone. The score sets off a celebration that famously registers across campus on the Geology Department’s seismograph.
Sept. 17, 1994
Auburn 30, LSU 26
"The Interception Game.” Auburn returns three Jamie Howard interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter and recovers a fumble in the end zone for an earlier score. LSU loses despite outgaining Auburn 407-165 and holding the home team to 16 yards and one first down in the second half.
Sept. 21, 1996
LSU 19, Auburn 15
"The Night the Barn Burned.” During the first half, an old wooden basketball gym adjacent to Jordan-Hare Stadium burns to the ground. An Auburn touchdown makes it 17-15 with 38 seconds left, but Raion Hill intercepts Jon Cooley’s two-point pass and returns it for two LSU points, sealing the win.
Oct. 20, 2007
LSU 30, Auburn 24
"Seconds count.” LSU receiver Demetrius Byrd signals to offensive coordinator Gary Crowton in the press box that a pass called “144 Go” is open. Trailing 24-23, Matt Flynn finds Byrd in the end zone with Auburn’s Jerraud Powers draped on him. Byrd tumbles to the turf with 1 second remaining.
Oct. 23, 2010
Auburn 24, LSU 17
"The Cam Newton Show.” Both 7-0 teams are led by Heisman contenders: Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and LSU cornerback/kick returner Patrick Peterson. Newton has the Heisman moment, dragging Peterson across the goal line on a 49-yard TD run. Auburn stays on track for its first national title since 1957.