The Auburn football team will face another big challenge this weekend when they travel to Baton Rouge to take on the #22 LSU Tigers. LSU played a tough game last weekend against Missouri, but ultimately held on for the win. Now they’ll be looking to keep up their win streak in a night game in Tiger Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Auburn Tigers are coming off a bye week where they focused on fundamentals in practice, rested, and prioritized rehab for injured players. The Tigers will be looking to pull off their first SEC win against the Bayou Bengals, and it won’t be easy.
In his press conference Monday, Auburn football head coach Hugh Freeze compared this year’s LSU offense to that of the 2019 with Joe Burrow, per AL.com:
"“I think they’re offense is the most explosive that they’ve seen in a long, long time,” Hugh Freeze said of LSU’s offense."
Freeze went on to say that LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels should be in the Heisman conversation, and that the thing that stands out most about his game is how effortless he makes things look.
Freeze also noted that LSU’s offensive personnel is the best he’s seen as an SEC head coach, and he said that the best strategy for the Auburn defense will be to stop Daniels and hold the LSU Tigers to field goals instead of touchdowns, which will be especially difficult if Auburn is to play without cornerback Jaylin Simpson, who is battling a calf injury.
Interestingly, Auburn Undercover reported that Freeze said he’s spoken to Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz about LSU after they lost this past weekend.
After a restful bye week, the Tigers will face a tall challenge when they head to Baton Rouge this weekend, and the defense will be key in keeping Auburn football in the game.