LSU's Miles: Freshman QB to start vs. Auburn

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles has announced that true freshman Brandon Harris will start at quarterback against Auburn on Saturday.

The coach said Monday, "It stands to reason that (Harris) will get the first snaps in the next game. He has done the things we have asked him to do. He has made quality decisions with the ball."

Anthony Jennings had started the first five games for 15th-ranked LSU (4-1). The Tigers' lone defeat came against Mississippi State in which Jennings completed 13 of 26 passes for 157 yards. He left the game in the fourth quarter with LSU trailing 34-16.

Miles says Harris has some "ad-lib to his game which is very, very positive." Miles said the freshman can extend a play, "so really good things can happen."

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