LSU overcame its largest home deficit against an SEC opponent in history, rallying from a 20-0 hole with 20 unanswered points in the final 15:32 to knock off No. 10-ranked Auburn, 27-23, on a scorching Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

LSU redshirt freshman placekicker Connor Culp made a 42-yard field goal with 2:36 remaining in the game that gave the Tigers a 24-23 advantage and complete the comeback. Culp added another 36-yarder with 0:38 left to play that forced Auburn to play for a touchdown on its final desparate drive.

Linebacker Arden Key finished off the LSU defense's spectacular second-half performance with a sack on fourth down with 0:02 to play. After a victory-formation kneel down by LSU quarterback Danny Etling, the LSU bench streamed onto the field to celebrate its ninth-straight victory over Auburn in Tiger Stadium dating to 1999.

Etling guided the homestanding Tigers to victory by completing 13-of-24 passes for 206 yards with a touchdown.

His favorite target was DJ Chark, who set career highs with five catches and 150 receiving yards. Chark's 75-yard punt return for a touchdown with 14:43 to play sparked LSU's 13-point fourth quarter, as the speedy receiver amassed 233 all-purpose yards.

Wide receiver Russell Gage added three catches for 28 yards with a touchdown just before halftime that pulled LSU within nine of Auburn, 23-14. Gage also had a 70-yard rush that setup Stephen Sullivan's 1-yard end-around for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham was harrassed for three sacks and three hurries by the LSU defense, as he completed only 9-of-26 passes for 165 yards including strikes for 52 and 49 yards. Stidham managed only 2-for-13 passing in the second half for six yards.

SEC leading running back Kerryon Johnson did the most damage for Auburn, running 31 times for 156 yards with a touchdown.

Auburn had only 64 yards of total offense in the second half, as LSU outgained the visiting Tigers 363-354. LSU held Auburn to 3-of-14 on third downs and 0-of-2 on fourth down.

Linebacker Devin White had a career-best 15 tackles, his fifth-straight game with double-digit tackles.

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