A close win over a Louisville team that got beat by Houston and then an overtime miracle comeback against the might Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Auburn fans are abandoning the ship as it leaves the port. This is nothing new though, remember trying to find an Auburn fan in 2012?
Plus, LSU’s hard-charging pass rushers are eager to see what they can do against a first-year starting quarterback after their performance against Mississippi State star Dak Prescott last weekend.
Quarterback Jeremy Johnson was hyped up as the next big thing in Auburn this offseason, drawing comparisons to players like Cam Newton and having his name come up in Heisman conversations. “We’re not going to have him this week, for sure, but next week is a possibility”.
Safety Johnathan Ford said Auburn (2-0) isn’t lowering its aspirations for the season. Arkansas was considered a fringe SEC hopeful after shutting out LSU and Mississippi to finish last season, but losing to a Mid-American Conference team damaged that perception.
Player Who Matters While the spotlight will be on Leonard Fournette after his terrific game against Mississippi State, this is when the LSU receiving corps has to show up. “And hopefully we finish a lot better than that”. We did not check much in the game at all. “He’s an outstanding young man, represents us in the right way”.
We need more big plays, thats what we really thrive on.
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“We have confidence in all those guys”.
Wide receiver Melvin Ray said Auburn isn’t anxious about suddenly facing diminished expectations or criticism. “We may not get there every time, but we must rattle the quarterback”.
LSU was led last week by Leonard Fournette, who set career highs with 159 rushing yards and three TDs.
There was no issue with the running game late in last week’s game with Peyton Barber carrying the load. “We all have to be ready to go”, Ford said.
Eating almost a touchdown is a little insane, but LSU is easily the better team here and should cover when it’s all said and done.
Auburn is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. At the end of the day we know what we have with each other and know what were capable of.
Despite their struggles, both teams are still undefeated and both are ranked – though Auburn slid all the way to No. 18 in the AP Top 25.