Auburn barely beat Jacksonville State last week and also struggled against Louisville the week before. On Saturday, coach Gus Malzahn’s team was annihilated by LSU in Baton Rouge.
Now seems like a fitting time to review the worst Auburn losses under Malzahn. Let’s take a look at which ones made the cut:
1. Auburn at Georgia; Nov. 15, 2014
The Tigers entered the game ranked No. 9 and the Bulldogs were No. 16. Georgia coasted to a 34-7 win in Sanford Stadium. Nick Chubb (144 rushing yards, two touchdowns) and Todd Gurley (138, one) established the running game as the Bulldogs avenged their 2013 loss to Auburn, which saw the Tigers win on a late Hail Mary.
2. Auburn at LSU; Sept. 21, 2013
Much like on Saturday, LSU jumped out to a big lead at home. LSU went ahead 21-0 and held on for a 35-21 victory. LSU, ranked No. 6 at the time, was led by Jeremy Hill’s 184 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Jarvis Landry added 118 receiving yards and a touchdown with Zach Mettenberger manning the quarterback position.
3. Auburn at Mississippi State; Oct. 11, 2014
With the help of the Tigers, many college football fans believed Mississippi State could reach the first-ever College Football Playoff and maybe even win a national title. Auburn entered the game ranked No. 2. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 3 and won the game convincingly, 38-23. The game served as a platform for Dak Prescott hype as a Heisman Trophy candidate, as Prescott threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 121 yards and two scores.
4. Auburn at LSU; Sept. 19, 2015
This game will be remembered as the Leonard Fournette show. Fournette rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns as LSU jumped out to a big lead and never came close to relinquishing it on the way to a 45-21 win. LSU quarterback Brandon Harris tacked on two rushing touchdowns for good measure, and No. 13 LSU likely knocked No. 15 Auburn out of the top 25 with a dominant performance.