Previewing an important SEC matchup between LSU and Auburn.
No. 9 Auburn has looked impressive for most of the season, but they have a tough test ahead of them this week, as they head into Death Valley to take on No. 2 LSU. Both of these teams have top-25 defenses who will put up a fight against any offensive attack. That being said, there are major differences between the offenses of these two teams.
LSU is led by quarterback Joe Burrow who has taken the college football world by storm this season. Burrow has been absolutely incredible, completing 79.4 percent of his passes for 2,484 yards, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions. He has been the best player in college football and is a real threat to win the Heisman Trophy and go first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Burrow has led the LSU offense to consistent success this season. They are scoring a ridiculous 50.1 points per game, the second-most points scored in the nation. Their new spread offensive attack has turned LSU into one of the most dangerous teams in college football. Auburn has a good defense, but they are going to have an extremely tough time keeping Burrow and company in check on Saturday.
Auburn is led on offense by true freshman quarterback Bo Nix. Nix has played well for a freshman, but if this one turns into a shootout, Auburn simply does not have a chance. Nix is not going to be able to go drive for drive with Burrow. Auburn needs to look to pound the rock and work the clock in this game. Their 36.3 points scored per game (23rd-most in FBS) is nothing to scoff at, but Auburn simply cannot let this game turn into a shootout.
LSU vs. Auburn Game Details
If Auburn can keep the scoring down a bit in this one, they just might have a chance to pull off of the upset on the road. That being said, I do not think they have what it takes to keep Burrow and the LSU offense in check. It should be a relatively close game, but LSU’s offensive advantage will prove to be too much for Auburn to overcome in this one. LSU takes care of business at home in this one, setting up a massive matchup against No. 1 Alabama in a couple of weeks.