It’s been a whirlwind of a week for Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. First, he was benched for backup TJ Finley last Saturday in the win over Georgia State. When it looked like he was going to lose his starting job, Bryan Harsin chose to start Nix against LSU.

And Nix delivered in a huge way to give Auburn its first win in Death Valley since 1999. Auburn knocked off LSU 24-19.

Nix played magician several times against LSU’s defense. In the first half on fourth down, Nix scrambled around and made an incredible touchdown pass to Tyler Fromm. He also converted a couple of other big plays by scrambling around and keeping plays alive.

Nix was more decisive against LSU. Backup TJ Finley was inserted into the game in the second quarter against LSU, and the drive resulted in no points. However, that seemed to jumpstart Nix’s impact.

Then, he did this:

Nix finished 23-of-44 for 255 yards and 2 total touchdowns. He also added 74 rushing yards.

Auburn took its first lead of the game with just 3:11 remaining in the fourth quarter 24-19. The Tigers originally trailed 13-0 and trailed in the second half by 9 points.

Auburn got a timely run by freshman running back Jarquez Hunter for 44 yards late in the fourth quarter. Hunter also punched in the go-ahead touchdown.

For LSU — the Tigers have no difference-making running game. The Tigers managed to just rush for 32yards. It was a rough effort by the rushing attack.

Quarterback Max Johnson finished with 325 yards and 1 touchdown pass; however, Auburn’s defense made Johnson very uncomfortable in the second half, and he couldn’t get into a rhythm.

Kayshon Boutte added 6 catches for 127 yards and the lone touchdown. Receiver Jack Bech also added a team-high 7 catches for 84 yards for LSU.