How LSU Football could have a slight advantage over Auburn this week

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LSU football will look to move to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in SEC play this weekend when they take on Auburn in Baton Rouge.

Auburn hasn’t won in Death Valley since 1999. And after watching them struggle this weekend against Georgia State, it seems unlikely this will be the year that the losing streak is broken.

Of course, the game still has to be played. We see upsets all the time. Plus it’s not like LSU has played perfect football so far this season.

Fortunately for LSU, they might have a slight advantage over Auburn this week.

Former LSU football QB could start for Auburn

Auburn was on the verge of losing to Georgia State this past weekend until head coach Bryan Harsin decided to bench starting quarterback Bo Nix and put former LSU quarterback TJ Finley in the game.

Finley, who started five games for LSU last season, led a 98-yard drive that helped secure the victory for Auburn.

Harsin hasn’t said who will start at quarterback this week, though it seems probable that it will be Finley.

If that happens, it could give LSU a slight advantage in this game.

The majority of LSU’s players have faced Finley in practice. They know his tendencies and playing style. While it might not give LSU a huge advantage, it could be the difference in a pass being intercepted or not. Or maybe it’s the difference in Finley picking up a first down with his legs.

All it takes sometimes is one play to swing the outcome of a game.

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It’s not out of the question that LSU’s familiarity with Finley could be the difference in this game if it turns out to be close.