LSU Tigers Football First Look: Auburn

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LSU football meets Auburn on Saturday in Auburn. Here is your first look at Auburn.

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Auburn Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Mercer W 42-16 Home
09/10 San Jose St W 24-16 Home
09/17 Penn State L 12-41 Home
09/24 Missouri W 17-14 Home
10/01 LSU 7:00 pm Home
10/08 Georgia 8:00 pm Away
10/15 Mississippi 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Arkansas 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Miss State 1:00 pm Away
11/12 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Home
11/19 W Kentucky 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Alabama 12:00 pm Away

Key Stats (per game)

Stat LSU Auburn
Total Offense 487.0 376.8
Rushing Offense 198.8 174.0
Passing Offense 288.2 202.8
Team Passing Eff. 151.0 121.1
Scoring Offense 39.2 23.8
Total Defense 257.8 347.2
Rushing Defense 111.2 126.5
Pass Yards Allowed 146.5 220.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 114.41 125.83
Scoring Defense 14.2 21.8
Turnover Margin 0.50 -1.50

Auburn Injuries and Suspensions

[QB] T.J. Finley (Shoulder) – Questionable
[QB] Zach Calzada (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for LSU

Auburn comes in 3-1 but they really should be 2-2 if not for poor decision-making by Missouri’s head coach and one of their players in their most recent game but back to this game. Auburn’s going to play either TJ Finley or Robby Ashford at quarterback. Finley is currently injured and questionable for Saturday. Ashford started the Missouri game and completed 12 of 18 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He also ran for 46 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown. He did enough to enable Auburn to escape with a win. The highly regarded running back Tank Bigsby has run for 281 yards and four touchdowns in four games. On defense, defensive lineman Derick Hall has three sacks, including two in the win over Missouri. Hall also has an interception. Linebacker Cam Riley leads the Auburn defense in solo tackles with 14. This will be the fifth game in a row that Auburn has played at home.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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