AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Cam Newton ran for 217 yards and Onterio
McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:05 left to
lift No. 5 Auburn to a 24-17 victory over No. 6 LSU.
The host Tigers (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) moved on as
the powerful league's last unbeaten team. LSU (7-1, 4-1) finally
had a Les Miles gamble backfire in an adventurous season.
Newton didn't do anything to set back his Heisman Trophy
candidacy against the SEC's top defense. He ran for two touchdowns
and broke the league's single-season rushing mark for a quarterback
of 1,006 yards by Auburn's Jimmy Sidle in 1963. He also topped
Heisman winner Pat Sullivan's 40-year-old school mark of 26 TDs
rushing and passing in a season.
Miles opted to go for it on fourth-and-6 from LSU's 30 with 3:27
left. Jarrett Lee tried to scramble for it but was stopped well
short by Neiko Thorpe.