Just a week after taking late feats to defeat Georgia State, # 22 Auburn took to the streets on Saturday night, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to storm back to beat LSU 24:19. The dramatic win from behind marked Auburn’s first win in Death Valley since 1999. The Tigers bounced back from a 13-0 deficit in the first half behind Bo Nix’s masterly quarterback game, who had a dismal performance the week before had put on the bench.
Nix threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for 74 more and one more points to give Auburn’s first year coach Bryan Harsin an early win. But the statistics hardly tell the story of Nix’s exploits. The contested starter regularly evaded the pressure – sometimes miraculously – to extend the games and find recipients.
Elsewhere, No. 25 Clemson narrowly avoided another nightmare when he pulled out a 19-13 win over Boston College. A loss would have dropped Clemson to 2-3 for the first time since 2010, and certainly for the first time since 2014, but the Eagles fumbled a snapshot towards the end of the fourth quarter for a potential game win. Instead, Clemson’s 30-game home winning streak increased to 31, thanks in large part to another strong defensive game.
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College Football Results, Schedule: Week 5
No. 2 Georgia 37, No. 8 Arkansas 0 – Summary, takeaways
# 14 Michigan 38, Wisconsin 17 – Summary, takeaways
Texas 32, TCU 27 Executive Summary
Tennessee 62, Missouri 24 Executive Summary
No. 7 Cincinnati 24, No. 9 Notre Dame 13 – Summary, takeaways
No. 1 Alabama 42, No. 12 Ole Miss 21 – Summary, takeaways
No. 11 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 13 – Executive Summary
No. 6 Oklahoma 37, Kansas State 31 – Executive Summary
Stanford 31, Oregon 24 (OT) – Summary, takeaways
Kentucky 20, No. 10 Florida 13 – Summary, takeaways
No. 19 Oklahoma State 24, No. 21 Baylor 14 – Executive Summary
No. 25 Clemson 19, Boston College 13 – Executive Summary
No. 4 Penn State 24, Indiana 0 – Executive Summary
No. 22 Auburn 24, LSU 19 – Summary
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