Fans can expect a tough showdown on Saturday afternoon in Death Valley when No. 9 Auburn visits No. 2 LSU. If Auburn (6–1, 3–1) can pull off the upset against LSU (7–0, 3–0), it would mark the first time since 1999 that the team would come away with a win in Baton Rouge.
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When: Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been spectacular to begin the season and his name has been tossed around as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He’s already thrown for a school-record 29 touchdowns over just seven games for the No. 1 scoring offense in the country. Burrow was an efficient 25 of 32 for 327 yards and four touchdowns in a 36–13 win over Mississippi State last weekend. Wide receiver Terrace Marshall, an important threat for Burrow, will return after having foot surgery in September.
Auburn, who already had a big road win against Oregon to begin the season, is led by true freshman quarterback Bo Nix. He was inefficient against Florida in a 24–13 loss last weekend. Nix went just 11-for-27 with one touchdown and three interceptions. The run game will need to step up to take some pressure off Nix, especially JaTarvious Whitlow, who ran for 81 yards against the Gators.
While the strength of Auburn's defense has been its defensive line, the secondary better be ready for such a potent offensive attack. The Tigers' secondary has already been tested this season against Oregon, Texas A&M and Florida.
LSU's biggest issue on defense has been defending sideline-to-sideline, but its secondary is a strength given its speed. One important note is that LSU's defense has shown signs of tiring out late, especially if the opponent is able to be efficient.