LSU opened play in the Southeastern Conference the same way it started the season - by getting off to a hot start and dominating opponents.

Running back Jeremy Hill rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including touchdown runs on his first two carries of the game in the first quarter, to lead sixth-ranked LSU to a 35-21 victory against Auburn in Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

Hill rushed for 154 and two touchdowns on 14 carries in the first half.

Hill rushed for the most yards by a LSU running back since Alley Broussard rushed for 250 against Ole Miss in 2004.

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger completed 14 of 21 passes for 229 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Hill rushed for a 49-yard touchdown run to give LSU a 7-0 lead. He followed that with a 10-yard touchdown run, which made the score 14-0.

Fullback J.C. Copeland had the last score of the first half on a 1-yard touchdown run with 12:34 left in the second quarter.

Auburn cut the lead to 21-7 in the third quarter, but Hill bounced around right end for a 6-yard touchdown run to make the score 28-7. The score capped a 75-yard, seven-play drive in the quarter.