(WAFF) - Gus Malzahn said it as perfectly as you can after the 45-21 loss to LSU:
"Bottom line, we got our rear kicked."
LSU dominated at home Saturday, extending their streak against Auburn in Death Valley that goes back to the 1999 season.
LSU had the best player on the field, and what could be the country in Leonard Fournette. The sophomore went nuts, rushing for a career best 228 yards and three touchdowns. The Auburn offense continues to have its issues, and the defense had no solution for the guy in the #7 LSU jersey.
Players and Gus Malzahn are still optimistic.
"That's definitely in our mind, thinking about the 2013 season," said Auburn linebacker Kris Frost after Saturday's game. "But really, in order to that you have to have a strong locker room presence of no give up. That's one thing that I thought we showed (Saturday), that's one thing that no matter what, that's what we're going to continue to show throughout the season."
"Obviously, It's a team deal, OK? And it works together," Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn said speaking with the media. "Offense and defense, It works together. And we need to get better on all three phases. The only positive I can take is our guys fought, and they kept fighting. And if they fight, then we're going to get better, we will get better."
Auburn, who fell out of the AP Top 25, will try and bounce back when they host Mississippi State Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. central time.
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