AUBURN over Lsu by 13

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In this matchup of striped cats at Jor­dan-Hare, re­venge will be key as Auburn coughed up a 20-point lead in Ba­ton Rouge to LSU as 7-point fa­vorites last sea­son to lose, 27-23. This has been a se­ries dom­i­nated re­cently by the home team, which has cov­ered four straight times, but Aub­bie will need to over­come an ugly 0-7 ATS mark in Game Three of the sea­son to gain their mea­sure of pay­back to­day. Auburn is 7-1-1 ver­sus the num­ber with con­fer­ence re­venge, and QB Jar­rett Stid­ham has the edge in ex­pe­ri­ence over Joe Bur­row. How­ever, Stid­ham will need to erase any mem­o­ries of last year’s poor per­for­mance against the Tigers, when he went just 9 of 26 for 165 yards and was sacked three times. FYI: Auburn has had 9 straight 1,000-yard RBs (an SEC record) and this year’s lead­ing con­tenders to carry the torch are Kam Martin and fresh­man JaTarvi­ous Whit­low, a true bat­ter­ing ram. On the flip side, LSU has their own long list of out­stand­ing fea­ture backs and haven’t missed a beat with se­nior Nick Bros­sette, who ran for 125 yards against the Canes and 137 last week against SE Louisiana. The Bayou Bengals has yet to turn the ball over in their 2-0 start this sea­son, but we still need to fig­ure out if they’re as good as they looked on na­tional TV in their opener against Mi­ami. We don’t think so.

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