Despite being in the same conference for 82 years now, LSU and Auburn will meet for just the 49th time on Saturday. It certainly seems like the Tigers and, uh, the Tigers have made the most of their previous 48 meetings, tough.
Let's just look at the last 10 years: No. 14 Auburn beats No. 5 LSU 10-9 on a Jason Campbell touchdown pass - the game's only touchdown - with 1:14 to play in 2004. No. 7 LSU gets payback a year later in Death Valley by topping No. 16 Auburn 20-17 in overtime. No. 3 Auburn out-defensed No. 6 LSU 7-3 at Jordan-Hare in 2006. Matt Flynn's 22-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Byrd with one second left to push No. 5 LSU past No. 18 Auburn 30-24 in 2007. A year later, No. 6 LSU again beat No. 10 Auburn on a last gasp touchdown, 26-21.
No. 5 Auburn finally got late-game payback by edging No. 6 LSU 24-17 in 2010 - the remembered by Cam Newton's first Heisman moment - and then last year's rain-soaked 35-21 win by No. 6 LSU.
All in all, these teams have staged six games pitting Top 20 teams that were decided by seven points or less in the last 10 years. I don't have the research in front of me, but I think you can make a case that no annual series is more consistently edge-of-your-seat entertaining.
LSU holds a 27-20-1 lead and a three-game winning streak, but Auburn is a 7.5-point home favorite this week.