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It’s Week 9 of the college football season, and this week’s schedule includes three Top 25 showdowns.
In the SEC, one-loss and ninth-ranked Auburn travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to go up against undefeated and No. 2 LSU. In the Big Ten, No. 3 Ohio State plays host to No. 13 Wisconsin in a matchup that lost some of its luster after the Badgers were upset last week at Illinois. And finally, No. 8 Notre Dame visits No. 19 Michigan, with the Fighting Irish looking to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 2005.
The Pac-12 slate includes California at No. 12 Utah as well as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks playing host to Washington State.
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Week 9 of the college football season features three matchups among teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, but neither of the other two carries as much weight as the Tiger Bowl.
There are a number of factors that make the matchup between LSU and Auburn in Baton Rouge so intriguing.
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First and foremost, the game will likely shape the teams’ respective postseason chances.
No. 2-ranked LSU arrives is 7-0 and leads the SEC West alongside Alabama, with Auburn one game behind at 6-1.
A third win against a ranked program—the Tigers have already defeated Texas and Florida—would only strengthen LSU’s credentials ahead of its matchup against No. 1-ranked Alabama on November 9.
It is not beyond the realm of the possibility the Tigers could dethrone the Crimson Tide this season, if the top-ranked team in the country fails to beat Arkansas convincingly.
Auburn, meanwhile, is 1-1 in games against ranked opponents, defeating Oregon but losing to Florida two weeks ago, and defeating LSU would significantly boost its playoffs chances.
However, the game could have a ripple effect reaching further than both sets of Tigers.Joe Burrow #9 and Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the LSU Tigers high five each other during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on October 19 in Starkville, Mississippi. The Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 36-13.
Alabama will be an interested spectator on Saturday. The Crimson Tide will be without Tua Tagovailoa against Arkansas and there are no guarantees the star quarterback will be back in time for LSU.
Alabama should have too much for Arkansas even without Tagovailoa, but a win may not be enough to keep the Crimson Tide at No. 1 should LSU beat Auburn.
‘Bama has played just one ranked opponent this season—Texas A&M, the then-No. 24 Texas A&M, which has since fallen out of the rankings—and LSU’s stronger schedule could work in the Tigers’ favor.
On the other hand, should Auburn come out on top on Saturday, it would strengthen its credentials to beat Alabama when the two collide in the Iron Bowl, the regular-season finale scheduled for November 30.
Of course, by then the Crimson Tide should have Tagovailoa back—and even defeating Alabama without its star quarterback is a difficult proposition at the best of times—but an Auburn win on Saturday would nevertheless add a further layer of intrigue to the SEC West.
Neither LSU nor Auburn, however, will be looking that far ahead right now.
The latter arrives into the weekend as a double-digit underdog, looking for a first win in Baton Rouge in two decades.
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix, however, isn’t bothered by the opinion of bookmakers.
“You’re at Auburn and nobody really ever gives you any kind of advantage,” Nix was quoted as saying by AL.com.
“We accept that and we know that’s what people are going to put on us. Being an underdog, you still have to play the game and they still have to play it too.”
Nix’s season has been a rollercoaster so far. The freshman has thrown for 1,301 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions, while completing just 56.2 percent of his passes.His LSU counterpart, Joe Burrow, meanwhile, has been installed as the Heisman Trophy favorite follow Tagovailoa’s injury.
Burrow has thrown for 2,484 yards, 29 touchdown passes and three interceptions while completing 79.4 percent of his passes.
The senior quarterback is a major reason behind LSU’s offensive explosion this season. The Tigers rank second nationwide in scoring offense and third in total offense with 50.1 points and 539.9 yards per game respectively.
Auburn’s defense ranks in the top 25 in total defense and in the top 20 in scoring defense, but it will have its work cut out against LSU.
Last week, Burrow threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns in the 36-13 road win over Tennessee, breaking LSU’s season record of 29 touchdown passes.
Tigers coach Ed Orgeron fired an ominous warning to their rivals, suggesting LSU could still improve.
“It’s a testament to him, the receivers, the offensive line, the coaches,” he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. “But we’re just getting started. Our team is not satisfied.”
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Saturday.
When and where is the game?
The LSU Tigers host the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, October 26.
Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. ET).
The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.
A live stream will be available via CBS’s digital platforms andfuboTV.
LSU has a slight advantage in the all-time series between the programs, with 30 wins to Auburn 22 and it has won the last two encounters. Both of them have been close affairs, with LSU defeating Auburn 22-21 last year and 27-23 the previous season.
According to BetOnline, LSU is a 10.5-point favorite and is 91/100 to cover the spread, while Auburn is a 16/5 underdog.