College and Magnolia: Staff Picks - #9 Auburn @ #2 LSU
Tomorrow we make our way down to Baton Rouge for yet another top ten matchup on the road. Auburn will be trying to break a 20-year losing streak in Death Valley, but the task at hand this season may be the toughest one yet. <strong>Auburn @ LSU (-12.5) (O/U 58)</strong>
I don't like this one because I am torn. On one hand, my Auburn head tells me that LSU is the home team, so Auburn is done for. My Auburn head has also seen this offense, which is weak where the Auburn defense is really good (the running game) and freaking strong where Auburn has questions (the secondary).
Official Site of the Tigers: No. 2 LSU Earns 10th-Straight Home Win Over Auburn
BATON ROUGE -- No. 2 LSU had more than 500 yards of total offense and overcame a pair of turnovers to defeat No. 9 Auburn, 23-20, on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.LSU (8-0, 4-0 SEC), which defeated Auburn at home for the 10th-straight time, was again led by quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed 32-of-42 passes for 321 yards with a touchdown passing and another rushing that put the homestanding Tigers ahead by 10 points early in the fourth quarter.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a game-high 136 rushing yards on 26 carries including a 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter that put LSU up 16-13.
And The Valley Shook: LSU vs. Auburn: What To Watch For
When your moment comes. When your name is called.
When time is running out and everything rests on your
Will you crumble?
Or will you rise? pic.twitter.com/Z9N3JVnI62-- LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 24, 2019It always makes me nervous when there doesn't seem to be juice to an LSU-Auburn game.
I don't believe that to be the case inside of the LSU program, but between the talk about the impending Bama game via Tua Tagovailoa's injury or of long winning streaks in Tiger Stadium, some of y'all are whistling past the graveyard a little too much for my tastes.
College and Magnolia: How to Watch and Listen - #9 Auburn @ #2 LSU
For all the talk about how LSU needs to get ready for a #1 vs #2 matchup in Tuscaloosa in a couple weeks, they'd better not fail to strap it up later today. Auburn and LSU has more often than not been an extremely close game, and a battering ram of a meeting. Both teams have left this game bloodied and bruised, and sometimes the winner has been disabled to its detriment because of the hard-hitting nature of the action on the field.This one could be different, because LSU's now predicated a little bit more on finesse with the passing attack of Joe Burrow/Brady, but Auburn will try to inject a little bit of the winning grind that we saw in victories over the purple Tigers in the early 2000s.
And The Valley Shook: Quarterback Comparison: LSU vs. Auburn
The LSU offense continues to impress as the Tigers jumped to 7-0 after their third victory against an SEC opponent last week.On Saturday, the team heads into what could be one of its toughest matchups of the year when the Auburn Tigers (6-1) travel to Baton Rouge.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Auburn's Bo Nix will both be up against top-notch defenses. How well they handle them will be a deciding factor in which team comes out with the victory this weekend.
Experience is certainly a factor here, given that Burrow is a senior on his final year of eligibility, and Nix is only on his first season as a starter in college football.