LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) fights off Auburn Tigers linebacker Kris Frost (17) as he carries the ball in the second quarter at Tiger Stadium. Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU vs Auburn Report Cards: LSU Running Backs Led by Jeremy Hill


Grade: A+

Auburn had no answer for the LSU running backs on Saturday night in Death Valley. Jeremy Hill was unstoppable rushing for a career high 183 yards to go along with his three rushing touchdowns. The weather was nasty in Baton Rouge, and the LSU Tigers used their rushing attack to jump on Auburn early.

The first half was all LSU. Jeremy Hill scored twice on his first two touches and finished the half with a remarkable 151 yards on the ground. LSU appeared to be in complete control at half time and Hill was used sparingly in the second half but was able to tack on 32 more yards and a touchdown.

Power fullback, J.C. Copeland only had one carry on the night but made it count plowing through players on a one yard surge into the end-zone. Copeland’s touchdown followed a 54 yard Jeremy Hill run, the longest of his career.

LSU typically spreads the carries out among their stable of running backs. However, that was not the case Saturday night. Jeremy Hill was uncontainable, and Cam Cameron and the LSU offense utilized him for the bulk of the carries, until the game was under control.

The passing attack has received the majority of the praise for the LSU offense early in the season, but against Auburn it was the running game that controlled the contest. Jeremy was sensational putting together the best game of his young career, but he is going to need to be ready for this upcoming Saturday, as he will have a running back showdown with one of the top players in the nation, Todd Gurley.

Led by Hill the LSU running backs were incredible against Auburn completely controlling the game. With four touchdowns on the ground, 227 yards rushing, and a career day for Jeremy Hill, it was not a difficult choice give the running backs an A+.

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