LSU vs Auburn 1988: The Earthquake Game

By: Tony Thomas  October 20, 2019


It’s game week for LSU as they prepare for the Auburn Tigers. But 31 years ago these two teams played in a slugfest of a game in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers held Auburn to a pair of field goals, but were scoreless themselves late in the 4th quarter.

With 1:47 left in the game and LSU at the Auburn 12 yard-line, LSU set up for what would become one of the iconic plays in college football.

QB Tommy Hodson dropped back and under pressure threw a TD pass to RB Vincent Fuller in the back of the endzone to tie the game at 6-6. The extra-point was good by K David Browndyke and LSU beat Auburn 7-6, giving the Tigers one of the greatest victories in LSU football history.

The roar of the crowd as Fuller scored was so loud that it shook the ground, registering on a seismograph in the LSU Geology Department. The game would forever be known as the “earthquake game.”

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