18 Auburn Tigers will look to turn things around quickly when they face the unenviable task of traveling to Baton Rouge to face the No. 13 LSU Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Stadium. Both teams will run the football. But at least one quarterback in each of those aforesaid matches has impressed over an entire game before.
Auburn is now a 6.5-point underdog to LSU aftar hitting some speed bumps in its first two games.
On the season, LSU averages 71.0 yards in passing and 266.0 yards in rushing.
Even though Florida’s starting quarterback could remain a secret until game time, coach Jim McElwain said All-America cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and top offensive line signee Martrez Ivey both will likely play against Kentucky.
Auburn is coached by Gus Malzahn. LSU has won nine straight home openers. This is all despite playing a Louisville team that is 0-2 (lost to Houston last week) and the almighty Jacksonville St Gamecocks. Auburn had to rally to beat Jacksonville State in OT. Auburn took over at the JSU 31. Two of those zone-read keepers picked up more than 10 yards.
Can Auburn pull the upset? There’s a reason why the Tigers dropped so far in the polls despite a 2-0 start.
LSU is coached by Les Miles.
The LSU Tigers look to build on their impressive win over Mississippi State. LSU was favored by four points against Mississippi State, and failed to cover. I expect the energy in Death Valley to will LSU to a dominant win.
Shop and compare the best online sportsbooks with our sportsbook review page. It’s what he did with Tre Mason during his debut season and its what will keep Auburn’s season alive. Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s plan will certainly center around neutralizing Fournette’s running ability, but that won’t be easy for a defense that ranks 96th nationally against the run (199.5 YPG). If Johnson compounds that with turnovers, Auburn could get blown out. Look for Harris to throw a tad more, but not much more. This was supposed to be Auburn’s year.
Johnson has also not been as unsafe a runner as previous Auburn quarterbacks Nick Marshall and Cam Newton. Harris’ 64.2 completion percentage is the bright spot, a far cry from his 3 of 14 night at Auburn in 2014. Freshman Sean White could see some action if Johnson continues to struggle. “Leonard runs for 14 yards and that is a great decision”.
Only tailback Peyton Barber and wide receiver Ricardo Louis have been consistent playmakers, and big plays have been mostly scarce.
Auburn’s Johnson threw to D’haquille Williams for a 10-yard TD. Melvin Ray has 5 catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Get all kinds of college football stories, rumors, game coverage, and Jim Harbaugh oddity in your inbox every day. Fournette delivered a big performance in LSU’s 21-19 season-opening win at Mississippi State. And, those opportunities can be as significant in the first quarter as in the fourth – same as the blocked punt and missed field goal Arkansas suffered early vs. Toledo. One game into his time at LSU, the Tigers pass rush is on track to get better results. State went on touchdown drives of 87 and 82 yards. After an LSU punt, the Bulldogs took over with 1:32 left. What I believe will happen is that we’re subject to an old fashioned Auburn vs LSU game.