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As LSU punter Josh Growden (38) holds, LSU place kicker Connor Culp (34) kicks the go ahead 42-yard field goal during the second half of LSU's football game against Auburn Saturday Oct. 14, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 27-23.

ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY BILL FEIG

1. WHAT WE LEARNED

No lead is safe. LSU looked outclassed for most of the first half by a hot, confident Auburn team, but once down 20-0 in the second quarter the Tigers scrapped and clawed their way back for a stunning upset. LSU’s biggest comeback in an SEC game in 40 years will go down as one of the program’s most unlikely victories ever, and it adds another incredible chapter to this thrilling rivalry. Troy who?

2. TRENDING NOW

DJ Chark. LSU’s coaches told Chark before the season he needed to be the Tigers’ “bell cow” receiver. After he fumbled on LSU’s first drive to set up an Auburn touchdown, it seemed he wasn’t living up to that. But Chark rebounded with a clutch performance, returning a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a score and catching five passes for 150 yards. Now Chark and the Tigers can party till the cows come home.

3. FINAL THOUGHTS

With the reunion of its 2007 national champions serving stark reminder, this isn’t the best LSU football team ever. But what these Tigers lack in experience, depth and skill they have made up for in heart, grit and an unshakable will to win. Coupled with the 17-16 win at Florida last week, these have been the most unlikely back-to-back victories you could imagine. Despite tough losses to Mississippi State and Troy, dismiss LSU at your peril.

Follow Scott Rabalais on Twitter, @RabalaisAdv.​