The Tigers take on the Tigers tonight in Jordan-Hare Stadium, and as Van Allen Plexico pointed out on Twitter the other day, we'll find out for sure if this is a decent Auburn team or not when the game is over.
How is that, you ask? Well, you see, it's been four decades since LSU beat a decent Auburn team in Jordan-Hare. Their last two victories were against the 2008 and 2012 teams. Even those games were very close. Auburn normally always plays LSU close at home and a good Auburn team never loses at home.
When Auburn has the ball, we just have to hope Gus Malzahn is able to find his old mojo and get things going in the downfield passing game. If he can do that and open up even more holes for the SEC's leading rushing offense, then Auburn has a great chance to win this game. If the offense struggles... well, we'll see.
That's because Auburn's defense has been pretty stout. The Tigers shut down Clemson's run game in the first game and did well against Texas A&M for the most part up until the one big run in the 4th quarter. They'll have to redeem themselves from last year's embarrassing game against LSU where Leonard Fournette ran all over them, but you can bet revenge will be on their mind.
Auburn's defense is stout enough this season to provide the offense with plenty of opportunities. LSU's Danny Etling is a decent QB, but he's nothing special. Make LSU one-dimensional and there's a chance even Auburn's struggling offense can score enough points to win. If the Auburn offense is working, then I think they can definitely win this one.
War Eagle. Always.
How to Watch, Stream, Listen
Time: 5:00pm Central
Radio: Auburn Network
Stats: Auburn University Live Stats