Today’s LSU game pits the #6 ranked Bayou Bengals against the #9 ranked Auburn Tigers, er…Plainsmen, er…War Eagles…
This modern day SEC rivalry is usually an all out war with the last four games decided by a total of 14 points. LSU has scored a scant 36 points at Auburn under Coach Tommy Tuberville’s watch — meaning that tonight’s battle on the plains of Alabama will be SEC football at it’s finest. A defensive battle that will likely be decided in the last minute of the game, reminiscient of LSU’s dramatic win last year in Baton Rouge.
Every Auburn/LSU clash seems to provide a story. There’s the Earthquake Game in 1988, where LSU comes from behind to beat Auburn 7-6 and the ensuing fan noise registers a small “earthquake” in the Geology wing at LSU.
There’s the Barn Burner game where the Auburn Sports Arena burned in the background while LSU squeaked out a 19-15 victory. There are the “Cigar” games, and so many last minute finishes that are nicely re-capped by Wikipedia, here.
The winner of this game has “won the West” division of the SEC six of the last eight years, so odds are that this game will produce the lead contender to go to the SEC Championship. No doubt, it will be interesting.