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Auburn's Cam Newton does it again

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries to lead No. 4 Auburn to a 24-17 over previously unbeaten and No. 6 LSU.

Auburn is the final unbeaten team remaining in the SEC and will likely move up in the next BCS standings, which will be released on Sunday night.

With LSU now out of the way, Auburn has a road game next week against Mississippi, then returns home for games against Chattanooga and Georgia. The Tigers have about two weeks off before traveling to Tuscaloosa to play rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

Auburn, which leads the SEC West, controls its destiny to an unbeaten regular season and a spot in the SEC title game. Incidently. Alabama also controls its fate with games coming against LSU and Auburn.

Back to Newton.

Newton continues to strengthen his grip on the Heisman lead with another remarkable performance. Newton's 49-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put Auburn ahead 17-10. Newton now has 1,077 rushing yards, the most in a season by a quarterback in SEC history. Newton still has four regular-season games to go.

Onterio McCaleeb's 70-yard touchdown run with 5:05 left in the game was the clincher.

What's so amazing about Newton is that he went over 200 yards rushing against the SEC's top-ranked defense. Auburn rushed for 440 yards as a team, the most allowed by LSU in a single game in program history.

Newton was also 10 of 16 for 86 yards. At this point, the Heisman appears to be his.


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