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Coach Les Miles: Freshman quarterback Harris to start for No. 15 LSU against No. 6 Auburn

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (6) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Malachi Dupre, not pictured, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Baton Rouge, La. LSU coach Les Miles announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014,  that true freshman will start at quarterback against Auburn on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (6) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Malachi Dupre, not pictured, during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Baton Rouge, La. LSU coach Les Miles announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, that true freshman will start at quarterback against Auburn on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)  (The Associated Press)

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."