Time and time again the LSU defense responded in the second half. At one point the defense had forced four straight three and outs on the Auburn offense for a total of four yards allowed.
It was a masterful performance on that side of the ball and it needed to be with the LSU offense struggling to convert great field position into points.
In the postgame locker room, much of the talk revolved around three big topics, the second half defense, the explosive running attack headlined by Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Alabama. Here's what the players had to say about the big win over Auburn and the "big one" coming up in two weeks.
"We've faced a lot of adversity as a team," Joe Burrow said after the game. "We have a very experienced team. We played at Florida last year, at Auburn last year and I think that was the starting point for this team, building that camaraderie, building the mental toughness it takes to win these SEC games."
Joe Burrow (senior quarterback)
Burrow on running attack, adjusting to unexpected Auburn defensive scheme
Justin Jefferson (junior wide receiver)
Jefferson on not capitalizing in the redzone, Alabama
Thaddeus Moss (senior tight end)
Moss talks his seven catch day, being a focal part of the offense the last three weeks
Lloyd Cushenberry (senior center)
Cushenberry on total team win, getting the run game going in the second half
JaCoby Stevens (junior safety)
Stevens on how top-10 wins give the team confidence heading into Alabama, second half defense
Breiden Fehoko (senior defensive end)
Fehoko on second half defensive effort, winning a game when it's not all clicking
Rashard Lawrence (senior defensive end)
Lawrence on mixing the defense up on freshman Bo Nix, the gameplan as a whole in the second half