LSU Vs. Auburn has arrived, and its the Biggest Game of the Week!
Here we are one year removed from one of the most memorable LSU Vs. Auburn Games in history. (The Comeback) I will never forget watching DJ Chark take that punt return to the house and thinking to myself..."No way LSU pulls this off." Well, why did I feel that way in the first place? The answer is easy, the national media once again told me that LSU really didn't stand a chance and LSU wasn't supposed to be in that game anyways. The clock hit 0:00 and the Tigers walked away victorious.
One year later LSU's in the same situation. LSU a 10 point underdog to the #7 ranked team in America, the Auburn Tigers. What's changed from last year? LSU has to travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium, which we all know in the SEC home field advantage means everything. The obstacle in front of the LSU Tigers will be a tough one come Saturday at 2:30 Central but not one they can't overcome with the proper offensive scheme and play calling. The energy level will be ridiculous I'm not worried about that in the least if you can't get hyped for this game than you shouldn't be an SEC football fan. Get ready for some severe smacking of the helmets on this one.
Auburn brings in one of the more dominant front seven's in college football lead by Dontavious Russell, Marlon Davidson and Nick Coe who forced a game-changing fumble in the win over Washington two weeks ago. Auburn's QB Jarrett Stidham brings experience to the table and the ability to be elusive with a capable arm to make all the throws. LSU will need to Spy Stidham at times to keep him in the pocket, making him force the ball into the teeth of LSU's Defensive Back University (DBU).
Where LSU can possibly find some holes in this defense is in the secondary. The game against Washington in week 1 the secondary was penalized heavily for numerous pass interference calls. Auburn actually committed it's most penalties since 2014. The DB play at times was below average with the CB's being very grabby. LSU has the talent on the outside at wide receiver to challenge Auburn's defensive backs. Will Burrow and his arsenal make the plays when needed. Also, keep an eye on the kicking game for Auburn, Freshman Anders Carlson will do the placekicking with Arryn Siposs handling the punting, both are new to the full-time jobs.
Keys to Victory for LSU
Offensive Scheme and Play calling.
Giving Joe Burrow time to complete passes.
WR Corp is making Plays and Catching the Ball.
Nick Brossette is continuing his dominance.
Keep Jarrett Stidham in the pocket.
Control the line of Scrimmage.
Making Auburn's Offense one dimensional.
Toss out as many stats as you want and dissect it any way you can but when LSU and Auburn buckle their chin straps, it's going be an old fashion dogfight with some crazy twist and turns before we get to the eventual winner. There is no doubt about it, Joe Burrow and this offense needs to have it's most complete game of the year and keep the foot on the gas the entire time. Hopefully, Coach Ensminger (OC) has one heck of a plan dialed up come Saturday in Auburn, or it could be a long day for the LSU Tigers. I do see this being a close game coming down to the kickers having to win it late. I have LSU pulling the Upset of #7 Auburn. Geaux Tigers!
Prediction: LSU - 24
Auburn - 21
Offense: Justin Jefferson / Joe Burrow
Defense: Michael Divinity / Grant Delpit / Devin White
Written By: Josh Lemoine / Sept 14 2018