LSU football is currently sitting pretty at 3-1 after four games. The Tigers are also 1-0 in conference play after defeating Mississippi State a couple of weeks ago. However, the toughest has yet to come. The Bayou Bengals are set to kick off a run that sees them play six consecutive Southeastern Conference opponents. Fans are going to find out whether this LSU team is legit or not very quickly in the coming weeks.
The first true test on the SEC schedule comes as the Tigers are set to embark on their first road journey. Aside from a trip to New Orleans—which is a home game all things considered—LSU has yet to leave Tiger Stadium. The Plains are a tricky place to play for many, regardless of the Tigers’ record at the time. Here is the full weather report for Saturday’s match-up.
Here’s the full weather report for the LSU football game at Auburn
Whereas the chance of rain in Death Valley is never, the same cannot be said for Jordan-Hare Stadium. This statement is especially true for this weekend as Hurricane Ian prepares to make landfall in Florida. The massive storm will impact the weather in surrounding states for a few days, chief amongst them is Alabama.
There is a 71% chance of rain on Saturday in the Plains. The storms are projected to bring a few inches of rain to Auburn on Saturday afternoon before the heavy stuff breaks up as the night progresses. There is a chance of scattered showers in the early evening (kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. CT) that’ll clear later on. The humidity will hover around 80% the entire day as a result.
This plays right into the hands of both teams as they’ll have to battle it out in the trenches for a victory. It’ll likely be your stereotypical SEC match-up of two stubborn defenses who are out to stop the opposition’s offense that’s heavily committing to the run.
The reason this is a bigger advantage for Auburn is it forces Bryan Harsin to put the ball in Tank Bigsby’s hands. The Tigers’ running back is their best offensive player. As such, good things seem to happen when he gets the ball. All of that being said, LSU’s running game is no pushover. Mike Denbrock’s receivers are undoubtedly the strong suit of the offense, but the running back committee in purple and gold is extremely capable of carrying a team.
Luckily for the visiting Tigers, their defense is also much stronger against the run than it is against the pass. This is saying something as well considering LSU has an extremely well-rounded defense under first-year Defensive Coordinator Matt House.
It’ll be interesting to see how much the weather impacts the game plans of both head coaches. Brian Kelly made it a point to emphasize he’s keeping an eye on the weather during preparations, so expect the Bayou Bengals’ offense to be dictated by mother nature on Saturday.
Temperatures will be in the mid-50s to high-60s all day, which makes for the perfect football weather. Expect a ruckus crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium to watch the 2022 Tiger Bowl.