Auburn Takes Unblemished Record To Death Valley
It is Saturday night in Baton Rouge and that can mean only one thing-SEC football is in full effect!! The undefeated Auburn Tigers will look to move to 4-0 as they take on the #6 ranked LSU Tigers. Last season LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger struggled on the road as LSU picked up a hard fought 12-10 victory. Key Stats:
-LSU has won 2 straight games and the home team has won 11 of the last 13 games in the series.
-LSU has to play Georgia the week after this matchup- will they be looking ahead to the Bullodgs?
-LSU offense is hitting on all cylinders averaging 46 points per game over their first three games of the year.
-LSU ranked 38th in the nation in rushing offense at 218.7 rushing yards per game
-LSU wide receivers are the strength of the team with Odell Beckham with 15 receptions for 330 yards with 4 touchdowns and 22.2 yards per catch/Jarvis Landry with 17 receptions for 246 yards and 5 touchdown
-LSU even in turnover margin
-LSU defense giving up 110 rushing yards per game and 157 passing yards per game.
-LSU only has 6 sacks on the season defensively
-Auburn had comeback victory over SEC opponent Miss. State pulling out a 24-20 victory.
-Auburn defense has only given up 17.7 points per game over three games.
-Auburn pass defense has been mediocre yielding 276.3 passing yards per game.
-Auburn rushing defense giving up 157.33 yards per game and facing a strong rushing attack in LSU
-Auburn running backs of Tre Mason and Corey Grant have been having solid season. Mason is averaging 5.3 rushing yards per carry and Grant is averaging 9.6 yards per carry.
-Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall came on late in the ball game against MSU. Marshall completed 23 of 34 passes for 339 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 INT’s.
-Auburn rushing offense is on fire averaging 238.6 yards per game and 201.7 passing yards per game.
Check back for the prediction of this game on Thursday!!!
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