Photos: LSU beats Auburn, 1st half

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) breaks off a good run in the first quarter while being pursued by Auburn defensive back Joshua Holsey (15) and Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) and others.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) left, and LSU defensive tackle Ego Ferguson (9) try to block a late second quarter field goal by Auburn kicker Cody Parkey (36), but the ball goes through Ferguson's outstretched arms, giving Auburn a 9-7 lead they took into halftime.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) is tripped up for a safety, as LSU safety Eric Reid (1), LSU linebacker Luke Muncie (52) and LSU linebacker Kevin Minter (46) move in, during the first half. Credit was given to LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99).

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57), LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) and LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) celebrate a safety by LSU, during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) is stood up by by Auburn defensive back Demetruce McNeal (12), Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) and Auburn defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker (54) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) is wrapped up for a loss by LSU defensive lineman Danielle Hunter (94) as Auburn wide receiver C.J. Uzomah (81) tries to assist during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Michael Ford (42) scampers in for the touchdown after giving the slip to Auburn defensive end LaDarius Owens (10) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) picks up good yardage and a first down as Auburn linebacker Daren Bates (25) gives chase during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier (10) is sacked by LSU safety Micah Eugene (34) and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU players gets fired up with their ritual prior to the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates (18) can't hold on to the ball as LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) defends during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU offensive lineman Elliott Porter (55) fills in for an injured LSU center P.J. Lonergan (64) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU running back Spencer Ware fumbles the ball on a hit from Auburn linebacker Daren Bates during the first half Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Eric Reid (10) celebrates with LSU safety Craig Loston (6) as Head Linesman Johnny Crawford signals safety and Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier (10) walks off the field during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) is chased out of the pocket by Auburn defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker (54) and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford (95) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGAuburn running back Onterio McCalebb scores over LSU safety Eric Reid during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger fumbles the ball while being hit by Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier (10) pitches the ball to a running back during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety Eric Reid (1) misses the tackle on Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) who almost scores on the play after the LSU fumble during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles has a word with LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) after a penalty during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGLSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger passes during the first half Saturday at Auburn.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) pitches the ball out to a running back during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn cornerback Chris Davis (11) wraps up LSU wide receiver Kadron Boone (86) after a pass reception resulting in a first down during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles has a word with Head Linesman Johnny Crawford after a penalty during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn wide receiver Emory Blake (80) is surrounded by LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28), LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57), LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90), LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan (18) and LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (24) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) runs for a first down as Auburn defensive back Demetruce McNeal (12) and Auburn defensive lineman Gabe Wright (90) give chase during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGAuburn coach Gene Chizik has a word with field judge Brad Freeman after a penalty during the LSU-Auburn game Sept. 22. Auburn won a national title in 2010 under Chizik, but is 1-5 this season.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLINGLSU linebacker Luke Muncie, right, hits Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier, causing a fumble in a game on Sept. 22. Auburn recovered the fumble. LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan is left.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU fans cheer holding a sign about Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier (10) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The Auburn War Eagle is righted after trying to fly from its handler before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn quarterback Kiehl Frazier (10) is pressured and takes the hit by LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cheerleaders cover their hearts with their hands, as the national anthem plays before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers (17), LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) and LSU quarterback Brad Kragthorpe (16) chat on the sidelines during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Flautists play in the LSU band during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles revs up the team, seconds before they take the field for the Auburn-LSU game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mascot Mike the Tiger rolls himself up in an LSU flag before the game.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Auburn fan Paula Steed, of Bowden, Ga., gets shaded by the hand of her friend, LSU fan Edward Escete, a Houma native who now lives in Villa Rica, Ga., ,during the first half. Their relationship is a 'house divided,' they said, as Steed's daughter Lorrie Steed pate is a former Miss Auburn, from 1993.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb (23) is pursued by a flying LSU safety Craig Loston (6) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) breaks a long run, pursued by Auburn defensive lineman Gabe Wright (90), Auburn linebacker Jonathan Evans (35) and Auburn defensive back Demetruce McNeal (12) during the first half.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles during the first half of the Auburn-LSU game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Spencer Ware (11) runs upfield on a long gain, pursued by Auburn defensive back Jonathon Mincy (6) during the first half of the Auburn-LSU game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace (12) is pursued by LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow (57) during the first half of the Auburn-LSU game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU safety Craig Loston moves in on an Auburn runner during last year's game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Loston was named to the coaches' preseason All-Southeastern Conference first team Thursday.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger