Tigers will tangle this week to claim the territory at the top of the SEC. The LSU Tigers and Auburn Tigers are both 7-0. Besides the drivers seat in the SEC West, this game has a top 5 ranking ridding on it. If you are Les Miles, then you can either squelch all calls for your job, or have the fire Les Miles talk ramp up again. If you are Cameron Newton, then you can clearly separate yourself as the new Heisman Trophy front runner.
This game is a classic battle of strength against strength: Auburn’s Offense vs. LSU’s Defense. Often the strengths cancel each other out, and the game is decided by the battle between the weaker sides of the ball. The match up of the LSU offense vs. the Auburn defense favor’s LSU. The Bayou Bengals have scored over 28 points four times. The Auburn defense has allowed 24 points or more five times, including 26 to Arkansas State.
One other factor that favors LSU is that LSU had an easier game last week. While Auburn had a track meet with Arkansas, LSU had a scrimmage with McNeese State. Looking at that McNeese State game, I have to believe that LSU has used the last two weeks to get ready for Auburn.
KICKOFF: 3:30 PM (EDT)
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