Auburn comes up with few answers for LSU, lose 45-21

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 228 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 LSU steamrolled 18th-ranked Auburn 45-21 on Saturday.

Fournette gained 71 yards on LSU’s first play from scrimmage and had 169 yards by halftime, then was rested for much of the second half _ perhaps the only thing preventing him from breaking Alley Broussard’s single-game LSU rushing record of 250 yards, set against Mississippi in 2004.

LSU (2-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), finished with 411 yards on the ground. Quarterback Brandon Harris added 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Auburn (2-1, 0-1), which needed overtime to avoid an upset by Jacksonville State a week earlier, trailed 24-0 at halftime and never threatened thereafter.

Jeremy Johnson passed for 100 yards and two touchdowns, but also threw his sixth interception this season and set up an LSU TD when he fumbled deep in Auburn territory. He was also sacked five times.