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Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) rushes late in the second half of the LSU-Auburn football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, pursued by Auburn defensive back Blake Countess, right. LSU won 45-21.

The Advocate's writers have made their picks for Auburn vs. LSU on Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.


Auburn 23, LSU 20

The momentum from such a big road win at Florida is significant, and it will have Ed Orgeron's Tigers squarely in this one against Auburn. As is the case always, the fourth quarter determines the outcome of what's expected to be a physically pounding matchup. LSU's defensive front and its depth aren't in a situation to handle it.


Auburn 21, LSU 20

Just like LSU's tussle with Florida, this game could turn into a defensive affair. LSU and Auburn scored just one TD between them a year ago with Auburn taking the win on a red-zone defensive stop in the final seconds. It could play out the same way again; Auburn's defense wins out in a very close call.


Auburn 24, LSU 13

LSU’s narrow and somewhat fortunate 17-16 victory at Florida trumps any win Auburn has this season, and Auburn's steamrolling offense has faced some less-than-stellar defenses of late. That said, it’s hard to figure a scenario in which LSU is going to score enough to keep pace.

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