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 a 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.