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LSU will face its first true road challenge of the season when they play the fifth ranked Auburn Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday.

ESPN thinks that Auburn’s run game vs LSU's run defense will be an important matchup to watch this weekend. Here is what they had to say about it.

LSU at Auburn
Matchup to Watch: Auburn’s run game vs LSU run defense

...Without DT Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson, however, LSU has not been the same rushing defense as the one the slowed Auburn in 2013. The LSU Tigers are allowing the third-most rushing yards per game in the SEC and have allowed two opponents to rush for at least 250 yards. They did not allow any team to reach that mark in 2013.

LSU has allowed the sixth-most rushing yards in the nation to opposing quarterbacks, which is not a good sign considering Nick Marshall ranks third among active quarterbacks with 1,341 rushing yards since the start of last season. Nonetheless, if LSU can follow the blueprint that it set in 2013 - and Kansas State followed in 2014 - by limiting Auburn’s run game and forcing Marshall to pass, it might hand Auburn its first loss of the season for a second straight year.
LSU and Auburn will kickoff at 6pm CST this Saturday on ESPN.
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dante118 months
Those are some scary numbers.......If LSU can't stop Auburn's run game it doesn't matter who starts at QB.
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tigerbite2118 months
Unless something changes this week, and from what Ive seen, we won't be able to stop a new-born kitten, much less another tiger of sorts..or is it an eagle.??.or plainsman..??.(one never knows when u play auburn)
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mcpotiger118 months
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cattus118 months
Wish I had your confidence, 480.
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lsu480118 months
We are gonna pimp slap Auburn!
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transcend118 months
real shiz.
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