LSU football scouting report: Auburn _lowres

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn reacts to a targeting call during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Jacksonville State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The basics

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium


Radio: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7

Series: LSU leads 27-21-1

Last meeting: Auburn 41, LSU 7 (Oct. 5, 2014 at Auburn)

Record: 2-0, 0-0 Southeastern

Best win: Defeated Louisville 31-24 (Sept. 5)

Offensive leaders: QB Jeremy Johnson, RB Peyton Barber, WR Ricardo Louis

Defensive leaders: S Johnathan Ford, LB Cassanova McKinzy, DT Dontavius Russell

Rumblings: To be sure, these are nervous times on the Plains — especially Saturday, when Auburn avoided a major upset against FCS member Jacksonville State with a late touchdown to force OT and won in the extra period.

On offense, briefly

Johnson has been shaky at best, throwing five interceptions in two games, but Barber has rushed for 240 yards and a 5.1 average to pick up the slack.

On defense, briefly

The Tigers have had a tough time stopping the read option in the first two games and have allowed 199.5 rushing yards per game as well as 222.0 through the air.