- 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.

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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.


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


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.


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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