The leading sack man in the SEC almost got caught being a little too aggressive.
LSU’s Arden Key, who entered Saturday with a conference-leading 5 sacks and added another half-sack in the first quarter, was called for roughing the passer early in the third quarter against host Auburn. The hit was originally ruled targeting, but further review overturned the call.
Key’s hit on White came from behind and about a second after the quarterback released the ball. The hit gave Auburn an automatic first down and the Tigers went on to kick a 31-yard field goal a little more than a minute later, extending Auburn’s lead to 12-7.