- Associated Press - Thursday, October 12, 2017

No. 25 Auburn (5-1, 3-0 SEC) at LSU (4-2, 1-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

Line: Auburn by 7.

Series record: LSU leads 28-22-1.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Auburn aims to continue its climb up the rankings and keep pace with top-ranked Alabama in the SEC West race. LSU, which has been blown out by Mississippi State and lost to mid-major Troy, could regain credibility with a second straight league victory and improve confidence in the program’s direction under first-year coach Ed Orgeron.

KEY MATCHUP

LSU’s battered offensive line, which has relied heavily on freshmen backups, against an Auburn defensive front that has 15 sacks through six games.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Auburn: RB Kerryon Johnson has 11 TDs rushing in his past three games.

LSU: LB Devin White has at least 10 tackles in four straight games. At Florida last week, he was credited with 13 tackles, one sack, one tackle for a loss and one pass breakup.

FACTS & FIGURES

Auburn has not won at LSU since 1999, the season before current Alabama coach Nick Saban arrived in Baton Rouge. … Auburn won last year’s meeting in what became the final game for Les Miles as LSU coach. … The home team has won 15 of the past 17 in the series. … LSU was the last road team to win in the series in 2008. … In 21 of the last 22 meetings between Auburn and LSU, at least one of the teams was ranked. … Auburn has won three straight SEC games by at least 20 points for the first time since 1987. … Through the first six weeks of this season, LSU has had 20 true freshman play in a game, most in the nation among Football Bowl Subdivision teams.

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