Auburn QB Nick Marshall leads the Tigers against their SEC West rivals the LSU Tigers.
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The #5 Auburn Tigers host the #15 LSU Tigers in a critical matchup of SEC West powerhouses.
Auburn has lost only 1 game in the regular season since 2013: A loss to LSU that endangered their chances of winning the SEC title, but the team rebounded with an upset win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game – which they then won over Georgia and proceeded to lose in the National Championship game to FSU. Now Auburn is back with a vengeance, hosting LSU with the help of QB Nick Marshall, who is one of the best dual-threat QBs in the SEC – maybe even in all of football.
LSU suffered a loss to Mississippi State in Week 4, knocking it out of the top 10 ranking in the process. While the Tigers have outscored their three non-ranked opponents 150-7, they managed to beat Wisconsin by just 4 points and lose by 5 to Miss. State. LSU is certainly talented and will likely finish the season in the bottom half of the top 25, but they will need to put up an incredible effort on the road in their first road game of the season if they want to stand a chance.
Prediction: Auburn – Maybe LSU is for real, maybe it isn’t. But if they can’t beat Mississippi State and can barely beat Wisconsin, how can they possibly be trusted to beat Auburn – the defending SEC Champions who have the better QB and arguably the better all-around team?