Auburn's defensive line has regained some of its swagger.
The 19th-ranked Tigers' all-sophomore front four was bullied early in the season, but has begun to more closely resemble the run-stuffing group led by Nick Fairley last season.
End Corey Lemonier is leading the Southeastern Conference with six sacks going into Saturday's visit to No. 1 LSU, which has surrendered a league-low five sacks.
Tackle Jeff Whitaker says Auburn's linemen aren't intimidated. He says, ''There's no running away, there's no hiding, there's no intimidation.''
Auburn's line has lost three defensive ends to injury but has gained plenty of confidence over the last month.
Auburn was pushed around for an average of 266 rushing yards in its first three games, but has allowed just 120 yards a game over the past four.