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Last week: One tackle and one pass breakup; two punt returns for 22 yards in 38-7 win over Tennessee.

Season (seven games): 42 tackles, five tackles for loss, 1 ½ sacks, five pass breakups; three forced fumbles, two returned for TDs; two interceptions; 15 punt returns for 119 yards.

It was a quiet game by Mathieu standards, though he didn't exactly remain quiet. He jawed with Tennessee running back Tauren Poole, who threw the ball at Mathieu and drew an unsportsmanlike conduct flag. Overall, LSU's secondary was dominant, giving up 128 passing yards in the win, but Mathieu gave up 82 of them as he was beaten on a 44-yard TD pass and a 38-yard completion. He was also called for a pass interference penalty that set up another Volunteers TD. The road to the Heisman is tough enough for a defender, and this game didn't help his cause.

Next up: Saturday vs. No. 19 Auburn

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