LSU looks to remain unbeaten against Auburn

Previewing LSU vs. Auburn

Kristian Garic
October 25, 2019 - 3:13 pm

#2 LSU is back at home this week, staring down another strong team with a match-up against #9 Auburn. It will be the third top 10 team LSU has faced this season.

Here is the game plan for LSU on offense: This might sound like coach speak but it holds so true this week. The Tigers have to establish the run. That’s no easy task against a very physical Auburn front. Even if LSU isn’t having success early on running the football, they have to stay with it. QB Joe Burrow has to continue to remain accurate in the passing game. Auburn’s defense has been especially tough this year defending the deep ball. This is an area I expect the Tigers to try and test early in the game.

Here is the game plan for LSU on defense: As I mentioned in the offensive game plan about running the football, conversely the LSU defense has to stop the run. Auburn comes off the bus running the football. True freshman quarterback Bo Nix is not equipped to beat LSU consistently through the air. The Tigers have to win on first down and put Nix and the Auburn offense in 3rd and long situations. Watch the sticks, if Auburn is winning on first down they will have success.

Prediction: LSU is better than Auburn, but the Plainsmen’s defense is better than Florida’s. The Tigers are averaging 50 points per game. I don’t see the Bayou Bengals hanging 50 on a really tough Auburn defense, but Auburn QB Bo Nix hasn’t seen a hostile environment like the one he’s going to be in Saturday afternoon in Death Valley. Auburn will hang with LSU because of their defense, but the LSU will prevail in the end 35-23.

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