AUBURN, Ala. -- Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener.
Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two pass interference calls against Auburn (2-1). That set up Tracy's field goal that was almost right down the middle and sent LSU players swarming onto the field to celebrate.
It capped a wild fourth quarter in a rivalry that has produced many of them.
The LSU defense held to set up another chance with 5:38 remaining. The result was a 14-play, 52-yard drive.
Stidham was 16 of 28 for 198 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions. JaTarvious Whitlow ran for 104 yards on 22 carries.
Auburn's Anders Carlson missed a 52-yard field goal attempt wide left with nearly 13 minutes left.
LSU: Struggled to sustain solid start offensively after outgaining 188-63 in building the 10-0 lead. But kept coming back to secure its second win over a Top 10 opponent after opening with a victory over then-No. 8 Miami.
Auburn: Stidham started out 0-for-4 passing with an interception on his first attempt, but regrouped nicely. Auburn couldn't produce late against a tough LSU defense, creating an uphill battle for a second straight SEC West title.
LSU gets a break from SEC games with a visit from Louisiana Tech.
Auburn hosts Arkansas in a second straight SEC West home game.
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25
South Carolina commit Mecose Todd runs through practically the whole defense, breaking every tackle attempted, on his way for a touchdown.
Heather Dinich details four Maryland football players accounts of the death of Jordan McNair included in independent report released Friday.
J.T. Daniels passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns, and Jay Tufele blocked Washington State's attempt at a tying field goal with 1:41 to play in Southern California's 18th consecutive home victory, 39-36 Friday night.
USC DL Jay Tufele blocks Blake Mazza's 38-yard field-goal attempt as USC hangs on to win 39-36.
Miles Sanders puts on the jets against Illinois, running up 200 yard and three touchdowns.
Vavae Malepeai runs up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown.