This Saturday night at 6:45 the Auburn Tigers will experience Death Valley for the first time since the LSU Tigers knocked off the defending champs 45-10 in 2011. That night LSU gave the defending champions the fourth worst loss by a defending champ since 1936 and the worst in 25 years.
LSU was the top team in the country that night and will enter this game No. 6 in the AP poll and No. 7 in the USA Today poll, but you can make the case that Les Miles’ squad is playing as well as any other team in the country after three games.
Come Saturday night, Auburn will experience what Miles has preached during his tenure in Baton Rouge.
“Death Valley is where dreams come to die.”
The improved efficiency and firepower on offense has been apparent from the opening week win over TCU when the Tigers put up 37 on the then No. 20 ranked Horned Frogs. In the two wins that followed, Zach Mettenberger has set a program-record with a five-touchdown performance vs. UAB, and after 45 more points against Kent State, the Tigers boast the No. 12 scoring offense in the nation.
If this high-octane offense isn’t enough to get you pumped up for the first SEC game of the season and a potential championship season, then certainly this video from ESPN will do the trick.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall and head coach Gus Malzahn may be having nightmares in the days leading up to this Tigers vs. Tigers clash. Auburn is off to a nice little 3-0 start and picked up their first SEC win since Oct. 29, 2011, but will be hard-pressed to leave Death Valley unblemished.