The LSU Tigers and Auburn square off this Saturday in a battle between undefeated opponents. Auburn has not had much competition this season, but they have already matched their win total from all of last season.
LSU will be a big favorite in the contest, but will not overlook Auburn.
Last year, it required a big performance from Sam Montgomery and a little luck to escape Jordan-Hare Stadium with a meager 12-10 victory. This year will be a completely different game.
LSU does not have the shut down defense they had last year, but the offense is ranked 12th in the nation in points scored per game. Expect Cam Cameron to take advantage of a weak Auburn defense that gave up 24 points and 464 yards to a subpar Washington State offense.
Zach Mettenberger has looked spectacular this season, passing for 797 yards and nine touchdowns. More importantly, he has played mistake-free football. Through three games, Mettenberger has neither fumbled nor had an interception. He has developed a great chemistry with star receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.
The receiver duo has combined for 576 receiving yards, and one of them has been the recipient for every one of Mettenberger’s nine touchdown throws. Expect the passing game to shine against Auburn on Saturday.
Auburn has several players capable of running the ball; through three games they have had four players with at least 100 yards on the ground. However, their passing attack is mediocre at best. In three games, Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has thrown 70 balls for 585 yards, and four touchdowns to accompany his two interceptions.
LSU should crowd the box and force Marshall to throw the ball. Chavis is a defensive genius and will know where to place his men.LSU is going to remember last year’s near disaster in Auburn.
Do not expect this game to be nearly as frightening, Tiger fans.
The LSU defense is looking stronger and will make it difficult for Auburn to move the ball, while the new-look offense is going to continue to shine under Cam Cameron.
Final Prediction: LSU 38 Auburn 10
LSU Tigers tickets are available for this week’s game for as low as $75 so make sure to grab some now!