By Andrew Edwards
The game of the week is nearly here, folks.
Auburn and LSU are set to clash in a pivotal SEC matchup that could shake up not only the west standings, but the national rankings.
Auburn comes into this game with a bit of a chip on their shoulder as an underdog of 10.5 points. This will surely be motivation for the Tigers, who many believed would be the biggest competitor to Alabama out of the west this season.
But all eyes have shifted to the tigers – the LSU Tigers, that is.
Coming into this game with the top ranked offense in the country, LSU is determined to continue their onslaught of points against Auburn. With the acquisition of Joe Brady from the New Orleans Saints, the LSU passing game as been off the charts this year.
But this is no ordinary defense that Steve Ensminger and the LSU offense must face.
Auburn has one of the best defensive lines in the country and a secondary that is starting to come into shape. On top of that, their offense barely missed a beat last weekend with the absence of JaTarvious Whitlow. This could prove to be troublesome for an LSU defense that has struggled more this season than in years past.
Joe Burrow currently has all the tools to be Heisman winner this season. He’s been absolutely phenomenal this year, completing 79.4 percent of his passes – an incredible number. Auburn is weakest in the secondary and Burrow and Ensminger know this. I think that Auburn’s line causes a lot of pressure and makes a few plays, and I think their offense puts up some points against a weaker LSU defense. I think that Auburn keeps this one close all the way until the end, but I just don’t think AU has enough explosive firepower to outscore LSU.
Score: LSU 31 Auburn 20