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LSU @ Auburn and SEC West Notes

In College Football, General LSU, History, Preview on October 2, 2014 at 3:38 PM

No SEC West team has a loss outside of the SEC West yet. That may not change in the next few weeks, but one thing is certain: the number of undefeated teams in the division will be reduced considerably from the current number (5).

Below are the upcoming intra-divisional games. Two games in each of the next two weeks are between pairs of currently unbeaten teams.

October 4
Texas A&M @ Miss st.
Alabama @ ole miss
LSU @ Auburn

October 11
Ole miss @ Texas A&M
Auburn @ Mississippi st.
Alabama @ Arkansas

October 18
Texas A&M @ Alabama

I thought of one scenario where there could be no undefeated teams and a 5-way tie for first at one loss apiece.

LSU beats auburn, who beats miss st., who beats A&M, who beats Alabama, who beats ole miss. That would assume wins in other conference games.

LSU has won 15 of 28 (going back to 1982) and 4 of 7 games (going back to 2007) in the state of Alabama. The last game (in Tuscaloosa last November) was of course a loss though.

When LSU travels to the state of Alabama, we are generally talking about close games though. Last year wasn’t close, but the few times before that… (Even years are Auburn, odd are Alabama)

Spencer Ware was one of the few offensive play-makers when LSU last visited Auburn in 2012.  Over his right shoulder is Gene Chizik.

Spencer Ware was one of the few offensive play-makers when LSU last visited Auburn in 2012. Over his right shoulder is Gene Chizik.

2012: LSU, 12-10
2011: LSU, 9-6, o.t.
2010: Auburn, 24-17
2009: Alabama, 24-15
2008: LSU, 26-21
2007: LSU, 41-34

Auburn only has one recent single-digit game at Tiger Stadium, the 30-24 LSU win on a touchdown right before the final gun in 2007. That had been the fourth straight LSU-Auburn game decided by less than 7 points.

Another interesting thing I read was that Les Miles is just one win short of his 100th victory at LSU (in his 10th season).

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