Auburn football predictions: Kicking off the SEC schedule with LSU

Auburn and LSU meet Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
Auburn and LSU meet Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /

The No. 7 Auburn football team isn’t wasting time easing into its SEC schedule with No. 12 LSU coming to town in the conference opener for both SEC West teams.

This should be good.

Auburn is kicking off its gauntlet of an SEC schedule on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). The (real) Tigers started the season with a hard-fought top-10 opponent in Washington. LSU did the same thing in its season opener with a 33-17 throttling of then-No. 8 Miami.

We enjoyed the win and Auburn took it easy against an overmatched Alabama State team, but this week, the Tigers get down to business. It should be a great matchup with both sides trying to prove themselves in the college football world that they belong among the elite this year.

With that said, the Fly War Eagle staff have our Auburn football predictions for the LSU game.

Rob Maxwell

Part of me expects a tight battle to the final possession and part of me thinks this game will be decided by the time we get into the fourth quarter. Everyone wants to downplay LSU’s 2-0 start, but the Tigers have the second-best win (33-17 over then-No. 8 Miami) of the season behind Auburn’s Week 1 victory against Washington. It’s going to come down to QB play and Jarrett Stidham has the edge and experience.

Prediction: Auburn 31, LSU 20

Tyler Doyle

Usually, an LSU team that is ranked 12th in the country is a recipe for disaster against Auburn. But usually, LSU doesn’t look like a team with such little substance. Yeah yeah, I get it that the win against Miami was a great look. But that Miami team last year turned out to be a big pretender as it barely made it through games against bad Florida State, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech teams and finished the year with three consecutive losses. LSU is a struggling team offensively with a quarterback that hasn’t completed 50 percent of his passes and will rely on its defense to win games. On the other sideline, Auburn has had this day marked on the calendar after what happened last year. This time, Gus will make a statement against this kitty litter. There are not many weaknesses to this Auburn team so you’re going to have to just match up well on the other side. I just don’t see this LSU team being able to earn a win. Auburn will win big and may even run up the score to prove a point.
Prediction: Auburn 37, LSU 10

Shea Brennamen

As an Auburn fan who experiences traumatic flashbacks to the loss to LSU last year, I am seeking retribution and Auburn is capable of dishing it. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, transfer from Ohio State, has never seen an environment as hostile as Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn has the lights-out defense to put these corndog cats to sleep, but then again, how good is this LSU team, really? They knocked off a suspect Miami team in Week 1 and defeated a cupcake last weekend. If the Auburn faithful bring the noise and angst to Jordan-Hare on Saturday, I see us winning. War Eagle.
Prediction: Auburn 21, LSU 14

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Kevan Lindsey

Week 3 will be another test for the Auburn Tigers. Everyone knows about the meltdown last season in Baton Rouge and Auburn players will remember that. There will be no meltdown this season. Auburn wins behind the roar of the Jordan-Hare crowd. LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron will be sent packing and no comeback will happen for the Tigers from Louisiana.
Prediction: Auburn 35, LSU 17