It's safe to say that neither LSU nor Auburn planned on exiting September with two losses. And yet one of them will.
The purple-and-gold Tigers have dominated their orange-and-blue cousins since Les Miles's arrival, owning seven wins to only two losses. LSU blew out Auburn last season in Baton Rouge, 45-21, leading to a game Auburn players have had circles for the past year.
“This game is really the game that is circled on our schedule because we know how we played last year was downright — not Auburn football,” linebacker Deshaun Davis told Auburn Undercover. “Of course we’re going to come in with a chip on our shoulder knowing what happened to us last year and just knowing we came off a loss (against Texas A&M).”
The last time LSU visited Auburn, though, Auburn won in a 41-7 rout. Both teams have positive history look back upon. Both teams have negative history to remember. Both teams need this one -- sorely.
It's a game that makes college football the most unique sport in this country: a must-win game in September.